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. With the final accident investigation report yet to be 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.


European Pilots Join Coalition for Fair Competition in Aviation

May 4, 2016

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), representing over 38.000 European pilots, is announcing its support for “...

US Department of Transportation and European Commission pave the way for “Flags of Convenience” in Aviation

Apr 19, 2016

With its decision to tentatively approve traffic rights for “Norwegian Air International” (NAI) the US Department of...

IFALPA and ECA strongly condemn publication of CVR transcript in an ongoing investigation interim statement

Apr 18, 2016

The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) and the European Cockpit Association (ECA) strongly...

European Pilots Reach Out to European Parliament Members

Apr 7, 2016

‘Your agenda is our agenda’stood as the slogan of this year’s ECA’s ‘Welcome on Board’...


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...

ECA Position on Cabin Air Contamination

Dec 3, 2015

Due to the design of engines in combination with bleed air systems, oil fumes may enter the air-conditioning packs and pollute...

Safe, Socially-responsible & Competitive – For a 3-Dimensional EU Aviation Strategy –

Nov 12, 2015

This ECA Position Paper describes Europe’s professional pilots’ position and pre-requisites for the EU Aviation Strategy...


ECA joining EU Parliament discussion on drones

May 24, 2016

While the number of incidents with drones across the world is soaring, European legislators are working on shaping a new...

Joint statement on the Aerospace Medical Association (AsMA) Pilot Mental Health: Expert Working Group Recommendations

Nov 30, 2015

To strengthen the relationship between aviation medical examiners and pilots, the European Society of Aerospace Medicine (...

Pilots sign ‘European Corporate Just Culture Declaration'

Oct 1, 2015

ECA President Dirk Polloczek signed on 1 Oct the European Corporate Just Culture Declaration on behalf of European Pilots.


Your views on European social security rules for pilots

Sep 15, 2015

As a pilot you are probably familiar with moving across many European countries. If you move to work or reside in another EU...

New survey: Rate the severity of wake encounters!

Sep 15, 2015

Knowledge about wake turbulence behaviour has increased gradually, thanks to operational measurements, better...