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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
 

BALPA STATEMENT ON MH17

18.07.2014

British pilots express their condolences to the families of the passengers and crew aboard MH17.

HELICOPTER PILOTS WELCOME CALL FOR IMPROVED SAFETY

08.07.2014

Helicopter pilots represented by BALPA welcome the findings of a Transport Select Committee report into offshore helicopter safety.

'FLAGS OF CONVENIENCE' CONCERNS AS NORWEGIAN LAUNCHES US FLIGHTS

02.07.2014

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 REGULATORS

11.06.2014

Helicopter pilots urge EASA and CAA to push ahead with vital flight safety improvements recommended in the  AAIB report published

PILOTS SAY “NO EXCUSES ON NORTH SEA SAFETY”

12.04.2014

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

UK PILOTS URGE PATIENCE AND PAINSTAKING APPROACH TO MH370 INVESTIGATION

24.03.2014

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.

LEARN THE MAINTENANCE LESSONS FOLLOWING INQUIRY

13.03.2014

Helicopter pilots represented by BALPA have welcomed the findings of the fatal accident inquiry published today into the 2009 Super Puma accident 

PILOTS BACK PLANS TO IMPROVE NORTH SEA HELICOPTER SAFETY

20.02.2014

Helicopter pilots operating around Britain's shores and represented by BALPA welcomed the recommendations made in the Civil Aviation Authority review of helicopter operations.
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