Ryanair loses defamation case against three pilots
Yesterday, on 11 Jan. 2018, numerous Ryanair pilot Company Council members, supported by their ECA Member Association officials as well as EERC members, met in Brussels at ECA HQ to discuss developments since Ryanair’s public announcement that it would recognise pilot unions and engage in
At the end of a year we see a lot of annual reviews and statistics appearing in newspapers and on the Internet, all looking back on the past 365 days. Most of them are not that breathtaking or surprising, but some do catch our attention. For me as a pilot, one of these was sticking out:
“Control the costs”- The Scandinavian airline SAS was quick to offer public justification already in January 2017 as to why it would be setting up a subsidiary in Ireland. Less than a year later, the first flights under the Irish registration are already a reality. With this the company
Trouble-makers, disruptive or drunk passengers should not be allowed boarding aircraft, as a precautionary measure. And if they are allowed – and cause any incidents – crews need to be able to face them off knowing there are clear rules, procedures and legal framework to rely on. But
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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.
ECA emphasizes the need to have and adhere to a safe and consistent fuel policy, which complies with the following recommendations as a minimum. Developments in the regulatory framework and trends in operational practices influence fuel policies.
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We represent over 38,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 37 European states and 2 states from outside the European region.
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