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.


Injunction Against Pilot Strike: Fundamental Right in Danger

Jul 20, 2016

The European Pilots in Europe regret Air Malta’s attempt to breach a fundamental right that is recognized by the EU and the...

Do "four eyes" make it better?

Jul 1, 2016

In the aftermath of the Germanwings tragedy last year EASA strongly recommended to European airlines to implement a rule to have “four...

US Department of Transportation rejects Norwegian’s fast-track application for transatlantic routes

Jul 1, 2016

New development around Norwegian Air Shuttle (NAS) and one of its many European subsidiaries: this time Norwegian Air UK’s (NAUK...

Gulf, we have a problem

Jul 1, 2016

The rise of the heavily state-sponsored Gulf airlines had led to a significant market distortion and increasing job losses in...

EU reaches out to Gulf, Turkey, ASEAN

Jul 1, 2016

In June 2016, EU Transport Ministers gave green light to the European Commission to start negotiating on their behalf...


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 reaction to Istanbul Ataturk Airport attack

Jun 29, 2016

“Dear friends in Turkey,

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...