Air Canada threatens to come down hard on cockpit porn

01 October 2014 - 19:03 By Times LIVE
A300/A310 cockpit. File photo.
A300/A310 cockpit. File photo.
Image: Airbus

Air Canada pilots have apparently received an internal bulletin warning them that they can be fired or face criminal charges for putting “inappropriate material” in the cockpit.

The bulletin was leaked to CBC, and apparently comes four months after a similar warning about 'suggestive materials' was circulated.

“I am disappointed to have to raise this issue once again but unfortunately we have some people that have yet to understand the message,”  Rod Graham,  Air Canada’s chief pilot and director of fleet operations and training, wrote.

According to the report six years ago a female pilot sparked an investigation by the airline after she noticed porn being pasted in various places in the cockpits of Air Canada planes.

The company found “evidence of racial or ethnic prejudice as well as sexual materials in the work place.” 

This new material shows that the problem hasn't been solved - though Air Canada claims it is only an issue on one route.

“The material in question consisted almost entirely of inappropriate business cards and was confined mainly to one aircraft type and route, our Embraer E-90s operating to Las Vegas,” Air Canada spokesperson Peter Fitzpatrick told CBC.

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