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.


“Rescue 116” CVR transcript publication is unnecessary and harmful, says pilot community

Apr 19, 2017
Last Friday, the Irish Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) published the last two minutes of the Cockpit Voice Recorder (...

“A fuel problem has occurred!”

Apr 4, 2017

On November 28th 2016 an aircraft of the Bolivian airline “LaMia” crashed into the hills near the Colombian city...

Drones onboard – making crews and passengers aware

Apr 3, 2017

When switched off and transported by passengers on a plane, drones are considered Personal Electronic Devices (PED) – such as phones,...

Time for aviation to embody social Europe

Mar 24, 2017

Joint statement by ECA & ETF on the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

This year we, as...

Germanwings tragedy 2 years on: from questions to solutions

Mar 24, 2017

On this sad day, our thoughts are with the families and friends, who mourn the loss of their loved ones. Since 24 March 2015 our...


Safety & Security Concerns over large Personal Electronic Devices as Checked Baggage

Mar 31, 2017

Two states – including the United Kingdom – recently introduced a ban on large Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) in the passenger cabin...

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

Sep 5, 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...


EU Flight Time Limitations Survey - PARTICIPATE NOW!

Mar 24, 2017

Aircrew fatigue is a serious safety issue in Europe and beyond. This is why EASA and the EU Commission asked a research...

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...