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 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.
Pilots welcome CBI report, ‘Flying High’
, which reinforces the importance of aviation to the British economy
British pilots express their condolences to the families of the passengers and crew aboard MH17.
Helicopter pilots represented by BALPA welcome the findings of a Transport Select Committee report into offshore helicopter safety.
UK pilots welcomed the launch of Norwegian flights from the UK to the United States today using European pilots. US regulators had prevented an Irish registered subsidiary, Norwegian Air International, launching transatlantic flights from the UK flown by pilots based in Bangkok on Singapore employment contracts.
Helicopter pilots urge EASA and CAA to push ahead with vital flight safety improvements recommended in the AAIB report published
At the Scottish TUC Congress in Dundee BALPA will hit back at suggestions by Oil & Gas UK that safety improvements to North Sea helicopter operations might damage North Sea productivity
BALPA has pledged pilot support for a patient and painstaking investigation into the tragic accident of flight MH370 to find out exactly what happened and to prevent it happening again.
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Helicopter pilots represented by BALPA have welcomed the findings of the fatal accident inquiry published today into the 2009 Super Puma accident