Aircrew Medical Fitnes

Aircrew Medical Fitness

After the tragic Germanwings flight 4U9525, in March 2015, aircrew medical fitness has gained a lot of attention across Europe. Even before the final accident investigation report having been published, and while most in the industry consider this a very exceptional and hard-to-predict event, EU aviation stakeholders, including the pilot community, have been looking actively into how to make a ‘Germanwings scenario’ less likely in future.


Time for aviation to embody social Europe

Mar 24, 2017

Joint statement by ECA & ETF on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

This year we, as...

Germanwings tragedy 2 years on: from questions to solutions

Mar 24, 2017

On this sad day, our thoughts are with the families and friends, who mourn the loss of their loved ones. Since 24 March 2015 our...

How safe is Europe’s ultra-safe aviation industry?

Mar 22, 2017

Under this – slightly provocative – question Members of the European Parliament, researchers and pilots gathered today for a...

European aviation on sale

Mar 10, 2017

The airline industry is different, different from the production halls of the automotive industry and different from the hotel...

When in need, call the ‘peers’

Mar 10, 2017

If there is one singular truth about pilots it is that they are just humans: ordinary people, who learn, work, get married or...


Joint call to safely integrate Drones / UAS into Europe’s Airspace

Sep 5, 2016

The Signatories of the Statement want to support the effort of the European regulator to produce a robust harmonized EU-wide...

Runway Surface Conditions Assessment & Reporting

Apr 22, 2016

Today’s situation

Over a 10-year period, the Accident Investigation Board Norway (AIBN) has received 30 reports...

Minimum Occupancy of the Flight Deck (ECA Position Paper)

Feb 16, 2016

The tragedy of Germanwings flight 4U9525 triggered a number of initiatives and interim measures within the aviation industry....

Problematic Substance Use Prevention in Aviation: Testing & Peer Support Programmes

Jan 7, 2016

ECA wants the aviation community to be free of drug and alcohol abuse, and does not condone any pilot to fly under the influence...

ECA Position on Cabin Air Contamination

Dec 3, 2015

Due to the design of engines in combination with bleed air systems, oil fumes may enter the air-conditioning packs and pollute...


EU Flight Time Limitations Survey - PARTICIPATE NOW!

Mar 24, 2017

Aircrew fatigue is a serious safety issue in Europe and beyond. This is why EASA and the EU Commission asked a research...

Over 550 Norwegian pilots call NAR to recognise ANPAC

Feb 23, 2017

ECA calls upon Norwegian Air Resources management to listen to the voice of its pilots, as expressed in an online petition which was...

From “rigid” to “resilient” – helicopter pilots’ feedback needed!

Feb 7, 2017

How to make helicopter pilot training better? The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is seeking feedback from helicopter pilots on...

Peer Support in Europe:

Jan 11, 2017

Peer Support Programmes (PSP) have proven successful in identifying pilots that need help, treating them and, where possible,...

Helicopter pilots, have your say

Jan 3, 2017

By completing this survey thoughtfully, you will make a significant contribution to the future safety of helicopter operations and make...