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.


EU Pilot fatigue rules miss required effect

Feb 20, 2017

18th February 2017 marks exactly one year of European airlines flying under the new EU Flight Time Limitations (FTL) rules –...

Kick-starting 2017 with thoughts on what matters

Feb 7, 2017

2016 was a very safe year in aviation – again. In fact, it was the second safest year in the history of post-war commercial...

New era for aviation – Flags of Convenience

Feb 7, 2017

In December 2016, exactly 3 years after its initial request, Norwegian Air International (NAI), a Norwegian Air Shuttle Irish-...


Joint call to safely integrate Drones / UAS into Europe’s Airspace

Sep 4, 2016

The Signatories of the Statement want to support the effort of the European regulator to produce a robust harmonized EU-wide...

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...


Over 550 Norwegian pilots call NAR to recognise ANPAC

Feb 23, 2017

ECA calls upon Norwegian Air Resources management to listen to the voice of its pilots, as expressed in an online petition which was...

From “rigid” to “resilient” – helicopter pilots’ feedback needed!

Feb 7, 2017

How to make helicopter pilot training better? The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is seeking feedback from helicopter pilots on...

Peer Support in Europe:

Jan 11, 2017

Peer Support Programmes (PSP) have proven successful in identifying pilots that need help, treating them and, where possible,...

Helicopter pilots, have your say

Jan 3, 2017

By completing this survey thoughtfully, you will make a significant contribution to the future safety of helicopter operations and make...

Etihad Partners Pilots meet in Brussels to discuss the future of the network

Sep 16, 2016

Etihad Airways Partners Pilot Group (EAPP) continues to take stock of the developments at the airlines and is looking forward to...