While these industrial disputes have brought out the worst from some management teams, they’ve brought out the best from the pilot community.
Europe’s Single Aviation Market has been instrumental in creating new market opportunities, stimulating growth and boosting connectivity.
A pilot's testimony
The European Court of Human Rights acknowledged that Ukrainian law deprives pilots and cabin crew of the right to strike.
Ryanair seems to be lacking a clear long-term strategy on how to create a genuine culture of social dialogue with its employees
Despite the occasional outcry about the “greedy” pilots on strike, all crew and many passengers do understand that negotiations with the employers can result in a deadlock which can at times lead to a strike. The current industrial disputes in numerous airlines across Europe have proven to
In any business that relies on the price of a barrel of oil, the example of a 40-gallon steel barrel may be the ideal metaphor. Immensely strong when it is full and used right, or it may be damaged and crushed if you empty it. It is just like a Ryanair.
Air crew strikes are often about more than just a paycheck. This was also the case with the AeroSvit crew in 2011. Their list of demands included timely payment of salaries, improving safety procedures and swift repairs of equipment onboard. The demands were legitimate but failed to
Challenged by strikes in the UK and Spain, caught in failed mediation rounds in Ireland, left by the COO who was hired specifically to help with the transition to a unionised company, and suing their own pilots for their decisions as union representatives. In this context shareholders will
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The safe and efficient co-existence of manned and unmanned aircraft in the airspace is one of the major challenges in aviation for the next decades. The rapid growth in Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), civil and military, has increased the demand for access to non-segregated airspace.
While in general ECA endorses EBT and the principle of ‘less checking more training’ a cautious approach to the implementation of EBT is crucial, while keeping in mind several essential safeguards.
SORA (Specific Operations Risk Assessment) is a multi-stage process of risk assessment aiming at risk analysis of certain unmanned aircraft operations, as well as defining necessary mitigations and robustness levels.
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.