Joint statement by leading European aviation organisations on mental well-being, impacted by COVID-19
When once asked about motivating his people, Michael O’Leary – true to his style to amuse the audience said: “I think fear works great”. But many of his staff would agree he wasn’t being funny. The latest series of threats during negotiations with pilots – despite Ryanair’s upbeat forecast
Since Ryanair took over Laudamotion the company finds itself in a free fall. The employees fear that the COVID crisis may just become the end of this free fall (and our jobs). And Ryanair is capitalising on our fears.
The post-COVID-19 pilot job market: How does the future job market look like and where is my place in it?
A combination of isolation, job insecurity and a potential health risk makes the current COVID-19 crisis also a threat to our mental well-being. With so many different stressors literally thrown at us at once, mental health professionals are preparing for an epidemic of anxiety after the
"I was among the 1000 people recently fired by WIZZAIR due to the coronavirus pandemic. I have been working in the aviation industry for more than 15 years, flying for many companies in different countries. Each airline has its own rules and policy for their pilots as well as different
A bit like the SARS2-CoV-2 virus it goes under many names, none of them especially catchy. It is prevalent throughout airlines, and seems highly transmissible between them, hopping from one to another, especially when they are under strain.
“Robots will take over the world.” At any given moment, that ludicrous statement will draw ridicule at best. But in today’s world – where a pandemic has shut down schools, factories and restaurants, grounded airplanes and placed millions in lockdown – even the absurd sounds plausible.
Masks? Yes. Temperature checks? Yes. Social distancing onboard? Maybe. Strong, harmonised, and mutually accepted rules on how to operate safe flights with COVID present in our societies? YES. Here is our recipe for safely navigating through the COVID crisis, issued ahead of the publication
The EU entered this crisis with the noble aim to safeguard jobs and prevent mass unemployment. But – so far – none of this has translated into concrete measures for the aviation employees. While airlines have swiftly been accommodated with flexible slot and state aid rules, workers have
The unthinkable has happened. COVID-19 gutted the travel and tourism industry worldwide. All European airlines – no exception to that – rushed to preserve their cashflow and cut cost. Pilots are now grounded, forced to take unpaid leave, furloughed and some have just been fired.
A group of Europe’s leading aviation associations call on the European Commission to develop an all-inclusive, cooperative approach to ensure the safe integration of drones into European airspace.