Documentary exposes pilots' fears and profound disappointment with the state of aviation safety in Europe
European pilots and cabin crew feel strongly that flight safety is no longer the primary concern of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and of some industry stakeholders. In a compelling new documentary, aviation professionals express their fears and profound disappointment with the
"Single Pilot Operations will never happen" is a comment you can often come across on social media. However, we regret to be the ones bursting the bubble but commercial flights with just one pilot at the controls might become a reality as early as 2027!
European pilots recognise climate change as a monumental challenge, and we are committed to the European Green Deal. Recognising aviation’s integral role as part of the transportation infrastructure, pilots are keen to contribute to transforming aviation toward climate neutrality.
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European pilots are committed to the goals of the European Green Deal and take the climate change challenge very seriously. On behalf of the European pilots’ community, in June 2022 ECA released a comprehensive position paper on environment ‘Securing a sustainable future for aviation: The
Drones have recently become more affordable to the public as their performance in terms of height, speed, and distance has greatly improved. Consequently, the hazard posed by the flying of unauthorized drones near airports worldwide has also increased.
The post-pandemic recovery has shown that the aviation industry has underestimated both the speed and scope of traffic recovery as well as the willingness of furloughed and retrenched staff to return to the industry.
However, to point at the pandemic as the sole factor for the lack of
On 30 October 2022 new EASA fuel rules will come into effect (Regulation (EU) 2021/1296 and ED Decision 2022/005/R.). This publication provides you with an overview of the main changes and the consequences for the flight crew. The leaflet also includes a number of points of concerns.
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.