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Joint statement by leading European aviation organisations on mental well-being, impacted by COVID-19
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The current safety levels of manned aviation commercial operations must not be negatively impacted by the introduction of future highly automated and/or autonomous systems. They must be at least equaled or improved.
The ECA Helicopter community welcomes EASA’s aim for a reduced fatal accidents rate over the next 10 years, as mentioned in the EASA Rotorcraft Safety Roadmap. Our goal is to work together with the Agency and focus on achieving the same goals. We have hereby set up an ECA Helicopters
A paper drawing together all relevant safety measures and recommendations for pilots operating in times of COVID-19. It will be updated and reissued regularly.
Today’s aviation shows a significant gap between the requirements for a pilot license – to safely fly the aircraft – and the actual real requirements and demands of the profession – to safely and efficiently operate an aircraft in an airline environment. Initiatives and regulatory changes,
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We represent over 40,000 pilots from the national pilot associations in 36 European states.
We are a recognised social partner and make every effort to ensure that aviation safety is in the driving principle of future European rules.