Pilots’ guide to safe operations – in a summer full of delays
Years of cost-cutting, social dumping and COVID crisis management are now wreaking havoc in Europe’s aviation. A summer of disruptions, flight cancellations and aircrew fatigue has started and will likely worsen in the coming weeks.
If you followed the news these last couple of weeks, you will have noticed that, while the post-covid recovery in the travel industry is here, the industry itself seems to be in serious disarray. Reports of passengers stranded in major European airports, endless waiting lines, a huge
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European infrastructure, providing essential connectivity and promoting socio-economic cohesion and timely supply of goods and services. This infrastructure is a public good, part of the wider economy’s backbone, and will continue to play an important role with regards to safely air
ECA is worried about the number and degree of severity of incidents involving unruly passengers on board aircraft worldwide. According to the EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) latest statistics, in 2018 every three hours, the safety of a flight within the EU was threatened by
Runway excursions pose one of the highest risks to commercial aviation. Despite a decline of overall accident rates, the rate and number of runway excursions worldwide remained steady in the last decade.
The main purpose of this study is to find out whether and how the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and workers’ representatives can challenge employers who decline to provide information on the grounds of data protection legislation or on the grounds of commercial confidentiality.
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.