In the aviation industry, the Sterile Cockpit Rule is a protocol that strictly requires the crew to discuss matters pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight, but why was such a rule was imposed in the first place? The Sterile Cockpit Rule was imposed by the Federal Aviation Administration or FAA back in […]
Sterile Cockpit Rule
There is an FAA regulation called the ‘Sterile Cockpit Rule’, requiring flight crews to only discuss topics pertinent to the safety and operation of the flight below 10,000 feet.
The Sterile Cockpit Rule is an informal name for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulation stating that all operators certificate holders shall not require, nor may any flight crewmember perform, any duties during a critical phase of flight except those duties required for the safe operation of the aircraft. The FAA imposed the rule in