“Go Around.” These words, and the reactions to them, are some of the most important to a pilot, whether initiated themselves or by air traffic controllers. They are probably the words that have prevented more accidents than any other, and would have avoided many that did happen, if they’d only been used.
Each Transnational Airline (TNA) pilot group has a different background, a different story and a different type of management to deal with, but all pilots of transnational airlines face similar challenges.
Wet-leasing is growing rapidly and experts predict such leasing agreements to become both longer in time and more frequent in nature in 2019.
We see base closures and downsizing used by Ryanair as the ‘Bogeyman’ to push employees into submission
The project of a new EU Labour Authority (ELA) would allow employees and employers to deal more easily with complex aspects of cross-border labour mobility and to better fight against social fraud.
Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers should be familiar with the best practice “Drone Sighting Guidelines” (developed by BALPA and GATCO and widely endorsed), and follow them.
“Bigjet 141, Go Around, I say again, Go Around, acknowledge.”
Inwardly: maybe a little bit of a startle, perhaps a certain amount of adrenaline.
“Go Around.” These words, and the reactions to them, are some of the most important to a pilot, whether initiated
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There is no issue with the availability of licensed pilots in most European countries. There is however a growing issue with the employer’s perceived quality of pilots graduating from the flight schools. Attracting, properly selecting and training the right candidates are the core
This position paper focuses on the challenges and the potential risks of Crew Interoperability. Its aim is to point out questions that need to be answered and risks that need to be mitigated.
ECA fully shares the concerns of AEI (Aircraft Engineers International) with regard to the practice in several EU countries that reduce the release into service by licensed engineers to a mere administrative task without any physical inspection of the work performed.
Despite the international recognition that cosmic radiation poses a workplace health risk to airline pilots, there is an immediate requirement for comprehensive research into all forms of radiation exposures of airline pilots. Keeping in mind the complexity of exposures in the cockpit
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.