For our profession, the best is yet to come!
Explained in a recent ECA “SpotOn” guidance paper
A licensed pilot does not necessarily equates to a skilled or qualified pilot up to a standard of an airline.
Advice from an ex-airberliner
Such hostility by management will not be tolerated by pilots and cabin crew
Next year will be an election year: we will elect the new Members of the European Parliament and a new European Commission will be appointed. With the major political parties already in campaigning mode, it’s time to look at the achievements of the current Commission. And also to recall
Under the EASA Flight Time Limitations, the maximum flight duty period (FDP) may be extended by up to 2 hours at the Commander’s Discretion ('CD') or even 3 hours if in-flight rest facilities are provided. As explained in a recent ECA “SpotOn” guidance paper, this extension of a regular
The truth about pilot shortage is far more elaborate than what many in the industry are trying to portray. Factors such as the region, type of operation, experience level of the pilot group need to be considered each time we speak about “the pilot shortage”.
So it’s time we stop talking
The relationship between the airline and Flight Crew is often compared to being married. When an airline goes bust, this marriage is destroyed overnight. So, with no time to grieve and vent frustrations pilots just need to seek a new relationship. Many of the pilots have worked for years
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There is no issue with the availability of licensed pilots in most European countries. There is however a growing issue with the employer’s perceived quality of pilots graduating from the flight schools. Attracting, properly selecting and training the right candidates are the core
This position paper focuses on the challenges and the potential risks of Crew Interoperability. Its aim is to point out questions that need to be answered and risks that need to be mitigated.
ECA fully shares the concerns of AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) with regard to the practice in several EU countries that reduce the release into service by licensed engineers to a mere administrative task without any physical inspection of the work performed.
Despite the international recognition that cosmic radiation poses a workplace health risk to airline pilots, there is an immediate requirement for comprehensive research into all forms of radiation exposures of airline pilots. Keeping in mind the complexity of exposures in the cockpit
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.