Sir Tim Clark said weeks ago MH17 has changed everything when it comes to airline security policies. His airline, Dubai based Emirates is currently avoiding Iraq air space due to ISIS and had avoided Ukrainian airspace at the time MH 17 was brought down.
The Emirates chief claimed information on weapons able to shoot down commercial airlines in conflict regions are often not shared with airlines. This was the case for airlines flying across Ukraine.
He went on to suggest that if the entire airline industry was alerted, pilots would likely have been told to avoid the dangerous airspace – potentially saving the 298 passengers and crew members who died on board flight MH17 in July.
His comments come after a report published last week highlighted the fact that three other passenger jets were in same area at around the same time as MH17 when it crashed.