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BADLY-HIT UK AVIATION INDUSTRY SHOULD BE PRIORITY IN POST-BREXIT DECISIONS, SAY PILOTS

26.07.2016

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.

Recruit pilots to prevent delays, say pilots at the airline Norwegian

05.07.2016

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.

New General Secretary gets to work

02.06.2016

The new General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association has said he is looking forward to representing the piloting profession.

Pilots celebrate unlikely radical

01.06.2016

The man who rallied pilots to form the UK’s first pilots’ union has been hailed as a radical hero in a new exhibition

PILOTS WELCOME QUEEN'S SPEECH PROMISE OF NEW DRONE LAWS

18.05.2016

British pilots welcome Queen’s Speech announcement that Gov will introduce new regulations on drones in a Modern Transport Bill.

BALPA RESPONSE TO THE AAIB REPORT ON SUMBURGH CRASH

15.03.2016

BALPA statement in response to AAIB report on Sumburgh crash

END MENTAL HEALTH STIGMA, SAY PILOTS

13.03.2016

“The worst thing that could happen as a result of this accident and investigation is that the awful actions of one lone individual could drive mental health issues underground and stigmatise the very real issue of mental health.”

BRIAN STRUTTON APPOINTED BALPA GENERAL SECRETARY

07.03.2016

Brian Strutton has been appointed as the next General Secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association

LASER INCIDENT SHOWS MORE ACTION IS NEEDED

15.02.2016

We repeat our call to the Government to classify lasers as offensive weapons which would give the police more power to arrest people for possessing them if they had no good reason to have them.  This incident shows why this is becoming more-and-more urgent.

HELICOPTER PILOTS TO WORK WITH OTHER OFFSHORE UNIONS

08.02.2016

BALPA has joined forces with other offshore worker unions in response to ongoing North Sea economic downturn.
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