Norwegian, SAS, easyJet and Ryanair pilots meet in Dublin
The European Commission wants to boost the growth of the aviation industry globally
The answer is simple and staring us in the face: There is no pilot shortage.
Deadline: 7 May
Coordination & cooperation agreement lays foundation for a Transnational Pilot Group
To further improve the safety of SAR operations, and indeed all Irish aviation, IFALPA and ECA urge the Irish Minister for Transport to conduct an independent review into the oversight of such operations. Effective safety oversight is crucial to identify safety risk and prevent such
Views & news from European pilots
If you asked any European pilot if there is currently a pilot shortage, most of them would probably laugh. Few pilots in Europe would be willing to agree with media headlines about the ‘looming pilot shortage’. Then how come we are always hearing about the hundreds of thousands of pilots
ECA notes the ever-increasing number and degree of severity of incidents involving unruly passengers on board aircraft worldwide. Against this, the reaction of the authorities seems lukewarm. In many cases, although unruly passengers had already shown distinctive or deviant behaviour
European legislation prescribes that flight crew members must periodically have a background check that covers at least criminal records. ECA fully endorses the provisions of EU Regulation 300/2008, Annex 1.2.4 according to which “persons, including flight crew members, should have
ECA welcomes the Commission’s Fitness Check exercise and believes that the current process of consultation is a unique opportunity to bring to the attention of DG HOME the European pilots’ views concerning the situation of international air transport.
Created in 1991, the European Cockpit Association is the representative body of European pilots at EU level.
We represent over 38,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 37 European states and 2 states from outside the European region.
We are a recognised social partner and make every effort to ensure that aviation safety is in the driving principle of future European rules.