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Airline CEO tells staff to push through fatigueAs chaos engulfs the aviation industry this summer, one airline CEO has come up with a novel way of cutting down on flight cancellations: telling staff to take less time off. József Váradi, CEO of Wizz Air, the European low-cost carrier, told employees at a meeting this week that too many of them were taking time off for fatigue, and that “sometimes it is required to go the extra mile.” Pilot fatigue is taken seriously in the industry, with the Flight Safety Foundation calling it an”… (www.msn.com) More...
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The carrier I fly for (much larger than Wizz) has consistently said that if you feel too fatigued to fly safely then don't fly at all.
And that is why the "article" is newsworthy. His pitch does not, IMHO, reflect in any way best practices. Last thing anybody wants (pax, crew, shareholders) is the person at the pointy end deciding they have had enough stress and taking radical measures to end the pain or seek revenge as seen more and more these days.
Or just forgetting something important.
That is why there are typically 2 at the pointed end. Not perfect but close.
Wonder if the Capt. of the A330 that overflew France and was fired, should apply at WIZZ!...Just sayin!
As stated buddy, Not perfect but close.