Flight Time Limitations (FTL) – i.e. the rules governing how long pilots can fly, be on duty and have to rest – are the very basic framework that each and every airline operator must comply with.
After the tragic Germanwings flight 4U9525, in March 2015, aircrew medical fitness has gained significant attention across Europe.
Reporting matters is a not only providing in-depth information on the background and regulatory development of the European occurrence reporting framework but it also helps better grasping what has changed or why this regulatory expansion is a significant step.
The European Cockpit Association (ECA) is concerned by the growing trend among airlines to outsource pilots’ initial training and to charge exorbitant fees for the in-house training courses they provide.
The pilots’ baseline is to prioritise the safety of real people, whether in the air or on the ground, over the ability or right to operate a drone.