Pilots welcome new Practical Guide by EASA to mitigate safety hazards of atypical employment & New Business Models
The European Transport Workers’ Federation (ETF) and the European Cockpit Association (ECA) met with the Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc and the Employment Commissioner Marianne Thyssen for talks on the many and diverse social challenges facing the hundreds of thousands of aviation professionals they represent.
In the past days the EU has taken decisions that favour third country carriers to the detriment of EU jobs. These cases show that Europe is giving up on one of its key industries.
New EU tools for fair competition
Summertime means travelling for many Europeans. More & more often, it means getting on board of an airplane and travelling south, where summer is guaranteed and warm air & water temperatures make holidays the best time of the year. Fortunately, these journeys have become much more
Small drones can cause significant damage to aircraft and helicopters even at moderate speed according to a recent study. Registration of drones, technology to allow visibility of drones, adequate training for drone pilots and geo-fencing together with effective enforcement rules are some
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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.
The ECA Task Group on Cabin Air Quality introduces these guidelines with the intention to give each ECA Member Association the opportunity to adapt them to their needs and local procedures and to thereby enhance the flight crews’ reporting of these events.
The global aviation system and its critical elements are a potential target for cyber-attacks. ECA has identified that aircraft, ground facilities and other critical infrastructures are vulnerable to cyber-attacks and therefore are at significant risk of unsafe situations that may,
Two states – including the United Kingdom – recently introduced a ban on large Personal Electronic Devices (PEDs) in the passenger cabin of aircraft operating on specific routes or from certain countries. This ban will increase significantly the number of such devices (computers, tablets,
Created in 1991, the European Cockpit Association is the representative body of European pilots at EU level.
We represent over 38,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 37 European states and 2 states from outside the European region.
We are a recognised social partner and make every effort to ensure that aviation safety is in the driving principle of future European rules.