In light of the Germanwings disaster, Lufthansa Group has installed with immediate effect 2 new policies covering cockpit personnel and aircraft security.
The most important part of the policy is the introduction of the ‘Rule Of Two’ policy which requires that at least 2 people are in the cockpit at ANY time. Should one of the pilots need to leave the cockpit, a senior (and authorized) cabin crew member will step into the cockpit until the pilot returns. This is similar to the policy found in the US and several countries around the world.
Lufthansa has also created the role of ‘Group Safety Pilot’. This role will govern and review all safety procedures in place. In addition, this role will be charged with the responsibility to continue to evolve safety policy and procedures. This role will cover all LH Group carriers.