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PILOTS SAFETY FEARS AS OIL AND GAS COMPANIES SLASH COSTS

18.12.2014

Helicopter pilots have warned that safety must not be sacrificed to shore up the struggling oil and gas industry.

BRITISH PILOTS CALL FOR FAIRER COMPETITION IN EUROPE

02.12.2014

British pilots say harmful business practices are hurting aviation in Europe, putting the future of the industry at risk.

CHANGE IN THE AIR AT BALPA CONFERENCE

13.11.2014

Key themes emerge from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) annual conference. 

NEW LEADERSHIP TEAM AT BALPA

07.11.2014

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman at its annual conference.

GOVERNMENT DISMISSES OFFSHORE SAFETY RECOMMENDATION

27.10.2014

The Government has rejected a recommendation by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee to hold a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.

MONARCH JOBS SAVED BUT MORE TO BE DONE

25.10.2014

BALPA General Secretary Jim McAuslan comments on the news of new investment at Monarch

PILOTS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO SAVE MONARCH JOBS

24.09.2014

Pilots urge Government to get behind deal to secure the future of Monarch.

ENCOURAGED BY ICAO GROUP BUT ACTION NEEDED

29.07.2014

PILOTS ENCOURAGED BY ICAO TASK FORCE BUT SAY UK GOVERNMENT MUST SHOW LEADERSHIP TOO
 
In response to the announcement that the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) intends to establish a new task force to look into airspace safety over conflict zones the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) says it feels that we are still a long way from a solution but has welcomed the fact that the UN body has at least acknowledged that there is a problem with the current system that is supposed to protect passengers and crew from becoming targets.

GLOBAL LEADERSHIP NEEDED TO TACKLE SECURITY THREAT TO CIVIL AVIATION

23.07.2014

Global leadership from the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is urgently needed to respond to last week’s tragic incident in the Ukraine and in all operations in or over areas of hostility. 

BALPA WELCOMES CBI FOCUS ON IMPORTANCE OF AVIATION

21.07.2014

Pilots welcome CBI report, ‘Flying High’, which reinforces the importance of aviation to the British economy
 
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