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.


ECA statement on EASA Opinion 14/2016

Dec 9, 2016

ECA welcomes EASA’s legislative proposal as a comprehensive package of measures aimed at reducing the likelihood that such a...

Low cost = low safety culture?

Dec 7, 2016

Low cost and cargo airlines stand out in European aviation – with significantly lower safety culture and high number of fatigued pilots...

Are we training the right people?

Nov 14, 2016

What does it take to be an airline pilot? Being a team player might help, also being able to work and take decisions under stress, or...

Aviation security compromised: Norway fails to do background checks on 3rd country nationals

Nov 14, 2016

By allowing third country nationals to work for Norwegian airlines without performing proper background security checks on them...


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

Sep 4, 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...


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...

Etihad Partners Pilots meet in Brussels to discuss the future of the network

Sep 16, 2016

Etihad Airways Partners Pilot Group (EAPP) continues to take stock of the developments at the airlines and is looking forward to...

ECA reaction to Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack

Jun 29, 2016

“Dear friends in Turkey,

ECA joining EU Parliament discussion on drones

May 24, 2016

While the number of incidents with drones across the world is soaring, European legislators are working on shaping a new...