MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The proposal, published Monday, is part of its updated action plan following last year’s Germanwings plane crash. The co-pilot, who directed the jet into the Alps, had a record of mental illness.
"EASA published today a set of proposals to the European Commission for an update of the rules concerning pilots’ medical fitness," the aviation safety watchdog wrote.
EASA’s proposals will serve as the basis for a legislative proposal by the European Commission toward the end of 2016.
In March 2015, Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit during a flight from Barcelona to Dusseldorf and deliberately crashed the jet into a remote Alpine slope, killing all 150 people on board.