The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) says the number of laser attacks is still ‘dangerously high’ after the release of the total incidents reported last year.
Airlines are not doing enough to address fatiguing rosters and this will lead to many UK pilots suffering ‘burnout’ according to flight safety experts at the British Airline Pilots’ Association
BALPA has praised the dedicated people working in the aviation industry, who they say are to thank for an increase in the growth in the number of passengers in 2016.
BALPA statement in response to the Government announcement that it is preparing a new UK aviation strategy
The British Airline Pilots’ Association has won an important case in the Court of Appeal on trade union rights against the Leeds-based airline, Jet2.
BALPA statement in response to the suspension of the MH370 search.
How does a plane land in snow? What problems can heavy wind cause? How does a pilot land when thick fog reduces visibility? A pilot gives some insight into how poor weather affects flights.
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has supported the decision to undertake immediate safety checks on S92 helicopters following an incident last month, but has urged the checks to be done as thoroughly and quickly as possible.
Pilots have cautioned that 2017 could see even more close calls involving drones and aircraft – or perhaps even a collision – as figures show reports increased by more than double on the previous year.
BALPA is pleased that OSM Aviation and the International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
A consultation on drone safety was announced today by the Department for Transport and the move has been welcomed by pilots.
The announcement from the Scottish government committing to halving air passenger duty by 2021 is seen as a welcome move to pilots.
The British Airline Pilots’ Association, which represents almost 10,000 UK pilots, has responded to a survey of airline pilots released today.
An airline captain and member of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has accepted an apology from an airline after being sanctioned for refusing to fly due to fatigue.
A study of 7,200 pilots across Europe on safety culture, the largest ever conducted, has shown more than half of pilots lack confidence in the safety culture within their airline.
Pilots have expressed disappointment that any government decision on scrapping air passenger duty has been pushed until after Britain’s exit from the EU.
Pilots have joined MPs in urging the government to do away with air passenger duty in next week’s Autumn Statement.
A statement from BALPA on a reported drone near miss incident
A British pilot explains just how dangerous a bird strike might be to an aircraft.
A statement from the British Airline Pilots’ Association in response to the story on an air ambulance being targeted in a laser attack
Pilots have welcomed the announcement of an update to EU civil aviation safety rules to address the emerging risks of drones.
easyJet pilots have voted by 68% to 32% to accept the latest proposal put forward by the company, therefore bringing to an end the potential for industrial action.
BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, gave a statement on today's announcement that Flybe CEO Saad Hammad will be leaving the airline.
UK pilots have welcomed the Government’s “long overdue” indication of its preference to expand Heathrow.
BALPA's General Secretary, Brian Strutton, responded to the announcement of further delays to the decision on expansion at Heathrow.
BALPA welcomes the announcement of significant investment in Monarch by its shareholders and the renewal of its ATOL licence by the CAA.
easyJet and BALPA have today discussed a set of proposals to mitigate pilot fatigue which will be put to pilots in a consultative ballot.
BALPA members in easyJet have voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking industrial action in a dispute over pilot fatigue.
The increase in laser attacks on pilots and drones near-misses with planes at UK airports has prompted pilots to call on aviation authorities for a greater commitment to improving regulation.
European aviation stakeholders are warning that the safety risks of drone operations may be seriously underestimated and deserve urgent attention
Pilots are calling on the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to bring certainty to the UK aviation industry following the vote for Brexit.
Pilots at the airline Norwegian, say they believe a spate of delays and cancellations is the result of poor planning and a lack of pilot recruitment at the airline.
The new General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has said he is looking forward to representing the piloting profession.
The man who rallied pilots to form the UK’s first pilots’ union has been hailed as a radical hero in a new exhibition at the People’s History Museum in Manchester this month.
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has welcomed the announcement in the Queen’s Speech that the Government will introduce new regulations on drones in a forthcoming Modern Transport Bill.
The French accident investigation authorities have today released their report in to the crash of Germanwings 4U 9525.
Brian Strutton has been appointed as the next General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association
The crew of Virgin Atlantic flight VS25 bound for New York took the decision to return to Heathrow after reportedly being attacked with a laser shortly after take off.
BALPA has joined forces with other offshore worker unions to form the Offshore Co-ordinating Group (OCG) in response to ongoing North Sea economic downturn.
Pilots say a spate of serious near misses involving drones highlights the need for urgent action to integrate them in to airspace safely and prevent a collision with other aircraft.
In aviation we all strive to make sure that all situations that might be encountered are meticulously planned for and all possible eventualities accounted for – we don’t like surprises. There is, however, one issue that impacts every airborne operation over which we have no control; the weather.
Three airline pilots are rowing 200 miles in just three days in a bid to raise £50,000 for charity.
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