Emirates Airlines denies allegations of overworking pilots


eTN published an article first circulated by RT News yesterday Profit over air safety? Emirates Airlines pilots fear for their lives.

After this article was published an Emirates spokesperson contacted eTN with the following statement:

“Emirates strictly adheres to the state-approved flight time limitations (FTL) scheme. We never compromise safety and always operate within the legal regulatory requirements with regard to flying times, operating hours, and layover times in between flights for our pilots. We regularly require all pilots to undergo medical assessments, covering both physical and psychological aspects, as part of their medical renewal process. We also have a proactive Fatigue Management and education process. Emirates also encourages open dialogue and has systems in place to facilitate that and in fact we have an open forum for pilots to engage with the management team to voice their concerns.”

In addition, please note that the allegations in the RT interviews are based on anonymous people that we cannot confirm currently work or have worked at the airline.