The summer chaos in Europe’s aviation is putting not only passengers under considerable strain but also the tens of thousands of aviation workers which are still available after two years of pandemic. Despite high levels of stress, growing fatigue and exhaustion, pilots are doing their
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This manual has two main objectives. As a first objective it wants to give a concise overview of the legal framework and the principles connected to industrial relations and employment within the European union so trade union affiliates and employee representatives can get a clear view on
European infrastructure, providing essential connectivity and promoting socio-economic cohesion and timely supply of goods and services. This infrastructure is a public good, part of the wider economy’s backbone, and will continue to play an important role with regards to safely air
ECA is worried about the number and degree of severity of incidents involving unruly passengers on board aircraft worldwide. According to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) latest statistics, in 2018 every three hours, the safety of a flight within the EU was threatened by
Runway excursions pose one of the highest risks to commercial aviation. Despite a decline of overall accident rates, the rate and number of runway excursions worldwide remained steady in the last decade.
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.