Helicopter pilots have warned that safety must not be sacrificed to shore up the struggling oil and gas industry.
British pilots say harmful business practices are hurting aviation in Europe, putting the future of the industry at risk.
Key themes emerge from the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) annual conference.
The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) elected a new Chairman and Vice Chairman at its annual conference.
The Government has rejected a recommendation by the House of Commons Transport Select Committee to hold a public inquiry into offshore helicopter safety.
BALPA General Secretary Jim McAuslan comments on the news of new investment at Monarch
Pilots urge Government to get behind deal to secure the future of Monarch.
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.
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