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The pilots’ role in the safety chain

29 March 2012 | By Jim McAuslan, General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA)

The safe operation of airports, of aviation generally, relies on many factors. As has been said before, you only need one link in the safety chain to fail to bring about potential disaster in this potentially dangerous business. Pilots play one of the most vital parts in that safety chain,…