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.


'Europeans for Fair Competition' Urges the European Commission to enact the Aviation Package

Jun 6, 2016

Luxembourg, 6 June 2016 -- Europeans for Fair Competition (E4FC) is a coalition of concerned Europeans who have unified...

The end of the 2-persons-in-cockpit rule in sight

May 31, 2016

The 2-persons-in-the-cockpit rule, introduced by many European airlines after the Germanwings crash and based on a Safety...

Track me if you can

May 31, 2016

Not a week goes by without headlines on drones flying in the surroundings of an airfield, or predicting that drones are a “...

Good bye, jobs!

May 31, 2016

When Jean-Claude Juncker and the members of the European Commission took office in Brussels, one of their key objectives was to generate...

European Pilots Join Coalition for Fair Competition in Aviation

May 4, 2016

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), representing over 38.000 European pilots, is announcing its support for “...


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...

Safe, Socially-responsible & Competitive – For a 3-Dimensional EU Aviation Strategy –

Nov 12, 2015

This ECA Position Paper describes Europe’s professional pilots’ position and pre-requisites for the EU Aviation Strategy...


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...

Joint statement on the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Pilot Mental Health: Expert Working Group Recommendations

Nov 30, 2015

To strengthen the relationship between aviation medical examiners and pilots, the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (...

Pilots sign ‘European Corporate Just Culture Declaration'

Oct 1, 2015

ECA President Dirk Polloczek signed on 1 Oct the European Corporate Just Culture Declaration on behalf of European Pilots.


Your views on European social security rules for pilots

Sep 15, 2015

As a pilot you are probably familiar with moving across many European countries. If you move to work or reside in another EU...

New survey: Rate the severity of wake encounters!

Sep 15, 2015

Knowledge about wake turbulence behaviour has increased gradually, thanks to operational measurements, better...