U.S. Industry Divided On Secondary Cockpit Barriers

Airbus aircraft

Some groups want the U.S. secondary cockpit barrier rule to include the in-service fleet and certain foreign aircraft.

Credit: P. Masclet/Airbus
A U.S. mandate to install additional barriers between flight decks and cabins undoubtedly will affect the aftermarket—the only question is whether the ramifications will be limited to routine support and spare parts for new equipment or, as some industry groups want, include retrofits. Industry...
Sean Broderick

Senior Air Transport & Safety Editor Sean Broderick covers aviation safety, MRO, and the airline business from Aviation Week Network's Washington, D.C. office.

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