If flying a plane was like riding a bike, safety departments and aviation authorities wouldn't be scrambling now to come up with an efficient strategy to bring pilots back in the cockpit after more than a year of little to no flying. Unable to get enough flying hours and maintain a close
The low-cost long-haul airline Norwegian has laid off 90 per cent of its staff, leaving thousands out of work and many unable to get payments due. While the parent company is under restructuring proceedings in Ireland and Norway, European taxpayers, along with employees, shareholders,
The COVID crisis unleashed a new wave of anti-worker practices in European airlines. From new schemes of atypical employment – to outright dismissal without consultation, here we will collect airlines’ attacks on pilot jobs, terms and conditions.
One of the clearest signs that the COVID-19 nightmare may soon be behind us is the announcement of new airlines coming into play: flyPOP (UK), Play (Iceland), EGO Airways (Italy), Norse Atlantic Airways & Flyr (Norway) or SouthEast Airlines (Slovenia)... And this is somewhat good news for
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Even if it is currently not possible to totally avoid flights in and over conflict zones, in principle ECA objects to those flights because of the associated inevitable increased risks.
As a fast-growing transportation means, aviation is also increasingly being used for human trafficking. However, aviation’s unique nature presents many opportunities to identify and react to human trafficking, as passengers are kept under observation during the entire process, from check
Global aviation connectivity is ramping up with the generalization of non-aviation specific technology such as big data, cloud-based infrastructures, mobile networks, electronic flight bags, onboard internet, satellite communications and navigation. The typical commercial and cargo flight
Remote Towers (also referred to as Remote Tower Services RTS, Remote Tower Operation RTO, Remote Aerodrome ATS RAATS and Remote Virtual Tower) is a concept where the air traffic service (ATS) at an airport is performed remotely, i.e. somewhere else than in the local control tower. It
Created in 1991, the European Cockpit Association is the representative body of European pilots at EU level.
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.