by Bert Bonke
European passengers are tired of flight delays, but so are pilots.
Workshop on “Socially Responsible Air Transport” gathers stakeholders in Brussels
There is only one sky and all stakeholders, new and traditional, need to collaborate to keep it safe, secure, efficient and fair.
A lot has been written about the two recent tragedies and loss of life involving Boeing 737 MAX aircraft. Clearly there are serious questions to be asked about what happened and why, and the exact failure modes and factors that were part of each event. But I would like to step back for a
Over the past two years Europe’s Data4Safety programme – aimed at enhancing safety through Big Data mining – has been shaping up from the initial conceptual ideas to where we are today: a well-defined programme that is on the verge of delivering its first tangible results. So where are we
Flight delays in Europe have doubled last year and passengers have been warned to expect even “more misery” this summer. While the Air Traffic Management (ATM) system is fully stretched to its capacity limit, the creation of a fully-functioning Single European Sky (SES) is still a distant
Labour inspectorates, employment ministries and civil aviation authorities, airlines, air crew and EU decision makers met in Brussels in early April at a workshop on “Socially Responsible Air Transport”. The unique configuration of the workshop is an initiative of the EU Commission, as a
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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.
There is no issue with the availability of licensed pilots in most European countries. There is however a growing issue with the employer’s perceived quality of pilots graduating from the flight schools. Attracting, properly selecting and training the right candidates are the core
This position paper focuses on the challenges and the potential risks of Crew Interoperability. Its aim is to point out questions that need to be answered and risks that need to be mitigated.
ECA fully shares the concerns of AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) with regard to the practice in several EU countries that reduce the release into service by licensed engineers to a mere administrative task without any physical inspection of the work performed.
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.