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Six months into the COVID pandemic, the people who have dedicated their careers to aviation – pilots, cabin crew, engineers, controllers, ATM and AIS personnel – have an important message for European Transport Ministers, who meet on 28 Sept: Aviation and its strategic infrastructure,
The COVID crisis unleashed a new wave of anti-worker practices in European airlines. From new schemes of atypical employment – to outright dismissal without consultation, here we will collect airlines’ attacks on pilot jobs, terms and conditions.
The European Cockpit Association, representing over 40.000 pilots in Europe extends its support to the 69 pilots of Air Malta, who were dismissed by the company in June 2020, and warns against the Government of Malta promoting precarious atypical aircrew employment.
Wondering about COVID’s impact on pilot jobs? Is it that bad?
The full extent of the devastation is still unknown. But the situation is grim – and the outlook even worse. To date, over 15.000 pilot jobs are threatened or already permanently lost. This redundancy tracker illustrates the
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The air transport industry has been one of the industries hardest hit by the slowdown in commercial activity due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is, therefore, poorly placed to withstand yet another politically induced storm that is leading to a more restrictive Air Transport Agreement
There are many paths our industry can take through the COVID-19 crisis, which has profoundly affected, if not crippled, European aviation. There are very few however that are in the interests of Europe’s citizens, and that lead to a safe, worthwhile and sustainable future for all whom the
The current safety levels of manned aviation commercial operations must not be negatively impacted by the introduction of future highly automated and/or autonomous systems. They must be at least equaled or improved.
The ECA Helicopter community welcomes EASA’s aim for a reduced fatal accidents rate over the next 10 years, as mentioned in the EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap. Our goal is to work together with the Agency and focus on achieving the same goals. We have hereby set up an ECA Helicopters
Created in 1991, the European Cockpit Association is the representative body of European pilots at EU level.
We represent over 40,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 36 European states.
We are a recognised social partner and make every effort to ensure that aviation safety is in the driving principle of future European rules.