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The importance of European aviation to society is multifold: it provides significant economic1 contributions, as well as builds connectivity – within the EU and towards the rest of the world.
Because of the effects of COVID-19, the sector is currently facing an unprecedented crisis both at
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many among us are still operating flights, be it as a skeleton service, rescue or cargo missions. Since so many authorities have published guidance to limit spreading of the virus – covering different areas in more detail – and some incorrect
While the fixed wing industry across the world is in freefall, Helicopter Search and Rescue services are still needed – pandemic or not. This is why, together with the rest of the crew of the Irish Coast Guard, we keep working on an ‘operations and essential training only’ basis to limit
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Today’s aviation shows a significant gap between the requirements for a pilot license – to safely fly the aircraft – and the actual real requirements and demands of the profession – to safely and efficiently operate an aircraft in an airline environment. Initiatives and regulatory changes,
The aviation sector is particularly exposed to non-compliance with applicable law and misapplication of EU legislation in general. The reason identified by many is the transnational nature of the airlines’ operations and, consequently, the highly mobile character of the pilots/aircrew jobs
Bogus self-employment is preventing the good functioning of the European aviation market and impacting negatively the working conditions of aircrew.
Europe’s Single Aviation Market has been instrumental in creating new market opportunities, stimulating growth and boosting connectivity.
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.