Microsleeps in the cockpit, insufficient rest opportunities to prevent cumulative fatigue, extending flight duties beyond the legal maximum: a newly released report paints a poor picture of fatigue risk management in European aviation. The report, ‘A fatigue survey of European Pilots’ by
Disciplinary threats, safety culture deficiencies or subtle commercial pressure on crew – the consequences of these issues could be nothing short of catastrophic. But all those are in the somewhat grey zone of occurrence reporting. Or not?
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Drones have recently become more affordable to the public as their performance in terms of height, speed, and distance has greatly improved. Consequently, the hazard posed by the flying of unauthorized drones near airports worldwide has also increased.
The post-pandemic recovery has shown that the aviation industry has underestimated both the speed and scope of traffic recovery as well as the willingness of furloughed and retrenched staff to return to the industry.
However, to point at the pandemic as the sole factor for the lack of
On 30 October 2022 new EASA fuel rules will come into effect (Regulation (EU) 2021/1296 and ED Decision 2022/005/R.). This publication provides you with an overview of the main changes and the consequences for the flight crew. The leaflet also includes a number of points of concerns.
This manual has two main objectives. As a first objective it wants to give a concise overview of the legal framework and the principles connected to industrial relations and employment within the European union so trade union affiliates and employee representatives can get a clear view on
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.