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.


There is a need to worry

Oct 7, 2016

The Board Members of the European Cockpit Association come from seven different countries, with different languages and different...

European Parliament in offensive against Social Dumping (by airlines!)

Oct 7, 2016

Everyone seems to understand that there should be little or no place for zero-hour contracts and bogus “self-employment” on...

EU-Qatar: First round of air transport agreement negotiations completed

Oct 7, 2016

“Europe’s decision makers have in the past been too accepting of the Gulf airlines' business model with state-sponsored or...

EU & ASEAN Open skies: Block-to-block negotiations starting!

Oct 7, 2016

The European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are set to start negotiations for a landmark aviation...

Just Culture? Yes, we can!

Oct 7, 2016

UK High Court denies disclosure of accident investigation data


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...

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...


Etihad Partners Pilots meet in Brussels to discuss the future of the network

Sep 16, 2016

Etihad Airways Partners Pilot Group (EAPP) continues to take stock of the developments at the airlines and is looking forward to...

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.