Aircraft parts are predictable, and the rules on their use are clear and readily followed. But what about the pilots?
Unauthorised drones are arriving at airports and this is not good news.
Edwin Tasma and David Abad delivered two key presentations at EASA’s Rotorcraft Symposium
European pilots and cabin crew are experiencing unusually high levels of fatigue, incompatible with an acceptable level of flight safety, despite recent European legislation that is supposed to counter this.
Two publications this month shed some rare illumination on this question and the life of aircrew. They don’t make for comfortable reading. The first is the EU Commission’s report “Aviation Strategy for Europe: Maintaining and promoting high social standards”, an attempt to get a grasp of
Unauthorised drones are arriving at airports and this is not good news. The counter-drone industry is working on solutions for protecting airports. Should airports invest more in drone detection, identification and drone neutralisation systems? For operational reasons – the answer is
Edwin Tasma and David Abad, members of the ECA’s Helicopter Working Group delivered two key presentations at EASA’s Rotorcraft Symposium. Their mission: bringing their operational experience into the decision-making process at EU level & ultimately – improving safety!
New mothers are often left to discover themselves how to smoothly transition back to work after having a child. When this new mother is also a commercial pilot, it becomes even more difficult to balance a new motherhood with the long times away from home and unsociable work schedules. How
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SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) is a multi-stage process of risk assessment aiming at risk analysis of certain unmanned aircraft operations, as well as defining necessary mitigations and robustness levels.
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.
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.