Two European airlines, financially connected to a third country investment from the United Arab Emirates are in dire straits: Alitalia & Air Berlin
A 10-metre long gas gun shooting drone components into an airliner windscreen. Sounds scary?
The European Commission’s proposal for revision of the EU rules on wet-leasing of aircraft with crew registered in third-countries risks opening Pandora’s box, warns the European Economic & Social Committee (EESC).
In short: EU Flight Time Limitation rules set a mandatory limit of 900 flight hours per calendar year, to prevent cumulative air crew fatigue from endangering flight safety.
European pilots welcome the landmark judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink. The decision brings a definitive end to Ryanair’s fiction of considering a Ryanair plane as Irish territory, with
Glamorous, challenging, rewarding, inspiring… The job of a commercial airline pilot is often described with an unending string of superlatives. While the pilot profession still continues to be one of the most attractive and challenging jobs, it has certainly lost some of its glory, the job
Two European airlines, financially connected to a third country investment from the United Arab Emirates are in dire straits: Alitalia & Air Berlin. Both carriers had hoped for salvation some years ago, when the helping hand came with obviously unlimited resources.
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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.
The ECA Task Group on Cabin Air Quality introduces these guidelines with the intention to give each ECA Member Association the opportunity to adapt them to their needs and local procedures and to thereby enhance the flight crews’ reporting of these events.
The global aviation system and its critical elements are a potential target for cyber-attacks. ECA has identified that aircraft, ground facilities and other critical infrastructures are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and therefore are at significant risk of unsafe situations that may,
Two states – including the United Kingdom – recently introduced a ban on large Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) in the passenger cabin of aircraft operating on specific routes or from certain countries. This ban will increase significantly the number of such devices (computers, tablets,
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.