I have a privacy preserving technology that could conceivably help prevent the Germanwings crash of 2014. The idea would be there is a long list of issues that would prohibit a pilot from flying encoded on a ID card that anonymizes a pilot's information:
I'm guessing that a list might look like this:
- Overwork (no sleep)
- Simulator experience, test results
- Medical issues (temporary)
- Drug tests
- Psychological issues
A list of medical providers would link the results together, anonymously, and during the pre-flight check, the ID card would be scanned and rather than a specific issue being highlighted, (depression), the pilot would be asked to rest for a while. No system would know why the rejection occurred, except for the pilot himself.
This might for a balance of privacy, safety, and accountability without compromising need to know.
That being said, I would appreciate any official, or carrier specific list of reasons a pilot would be rejected from flying. The closest I've gotten to learning about this is MSFT Flight Simulator and a few hours in a Cessna
Supplemental information would be helpful as well (your thoughts about this solution)
Per the comments below this question, the scope is limited to US