Coordination & cooperation agreement lays foundation for a Transnational Pilot Group
Through umbrella unions, pilots & cabin crew benefit from an environment of solidarity and additional leverage in the negotiations and talks with management
We interviewed 4 female pilots & union leaders
ECA Board authorised the use of the #PIlotUnity fund to support 2 pilots
easyJet management and pilots redefine transnational bargaining #goodtotalk
Ryanair pilots continue to write history – this time with the support and under the coordination of pilot associations from across Europe. A new ambitious protocol, setting up the Ryanair Transnational Pilot Group (RTPG), was adopted unanimously, on 17 March, during an ECA Conference in
In the past years, the industry couldn’t care less about young pilots entering the profession. They were seen as “cash cows” by the training schools, certain airlines and broker agencies. In fact, a whole new industry was born that can churn out many more young pilots than the industry
Random alcohol testing of air crews is coming to Europe. The introduction of this new rule – once approved by the European Parliament – will happen no later than 2020. At the end of February, the EU Member States in the so-called ‘EASA Committee' approved a set of rules, including random
Aviation workers sometimes face similar problems and sticking together is their best bet when confronting government or employer. Croatian pilots can speak from experience. In 2013, pilots and cabin crew joined forces for a mid-season strike, effectively forcing their airline to finally
Views & news from European pilots
ECA notes the ever-increasing number and degree of severity of incidents involving unruly passengers on board aircraft worldwide. Against this, the reaction of the authorities seems lukewarm. In many cases, although unruly passengers had already shown distinctive or deviant behaviour
European legislation prescribes that flight crew members must periodically have a background check that covers at least criminal records. ECA fully endorses the provisions of EU Regulation 300/2008, Annex 1.2.4 according to which “persons, including flight crew members, should have
ECA welcomes the Commission’s Fitness Check exercise and believes that the current process of consultation is a unique opportunity to bring to the attention of DG HOME the European pilots’ views concerning the situation of international air transport.
ECA emphasizes the need to have and adhere to a safe and consistent fuel policy, which complies with the following recommendations as a minimum. Developments in the regulatory framework and trends in operational practices influence fuel policies.
Created in 1991, the European Cockpit Association is the representative body of European pilots at EU level.
We represent over 38,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 37 European states and 2 states from outside the European region.
We are a recognised social partner and make every effort to ensure that aviation safety is in the driving principle of future European rules.