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
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of our times. Aviation, as a strategic European infrastructure, will continue to play a vital role with regards to ensuring safe mobility across the continent but it must significantly reduce its environmental footprint. Sustainable Aviation
We have already – and repeatedly – flagged the airline’s lax attitude to safety culture after a leaked recording of a senior WIZZ manager showed the company dismissed pilots based on their refusal to work on days off, to fly longer hours (the so-called Commander’s Discretion) or report
Summer is here and with it – delays, cancellations and further fatigue from overstretched ultra-busy summer rosters. Some airlines have taken precautionary measures, trying to reduce delays by adding ‘buffers’, incl. additional aircraft & crew on standby and longer turnaround times. But
Meeting the EU 2030 and 2050 climate goals will require ambitious policies. As showed by the European aviation sector’s Destination 2050 roadmap, the air transport sector is willing and committed to reaching such goals.
ECA is looking for a highly reliable, multitasking, multilingual, flexible, and proactive Office Manager, with empathy, the ability to work in a team, and with an eye for detail.
A third of European airlines are an excellent place for pilots to work at, according to survey results released today by the European Cockpit Association. The survey asked pilots to look at criteria like the use of precarious atypical employment forms in their airlines, contractual
As the situation in Eastern Europe continues to deteriorate, many of our Member Associations and individual pilots have generously reached out to us, looking for guidance on how to support the pilot community in Ukraine.
The people of Ukraine have shown an incredible strength and resilience in the face of aggression and violence. The pilot community will continue to offer support and assistance to our colleagues and their families,” says ECA President Otjan de Bruijn.
Airline safety is rarely examined through the prism of air crew employment terms and conditions. But new airline business models and most recently – the COVID-19 pandemic –have shaken the industry, profoundly reshaping crews’ working environment. Karolinska Institute, a renowned research
The lack of clarity, coordination and guidance to pilots about overflying and flying to Ukraine at times of a developing serious military conflict is a great concern. Despite two disastrous events in the recent past – the MH17 and PS752 – pilots (and airline passengers) were still facing