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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.

PILOTS TO CALL FOR INDEPENDENT INQUIRY

27.01.2014

Pilots will call for an independent judicial inquiry into North Sea helicopter safety

GSS PILOTS FEAR LOSS OF BRITISH JOBS AND EXPORTS

17.01.2014

Pilots fear the loss of UK jobs and export opportunities as IAG, the British Airways (BA) parent company, announced that it would end its twelve-year partnership with British operator Global Supply Systems (GSS) 

BALPA SUPPORTS CBI CALL FOR BETTER PAY

30.12.2013

BALPA welcomes CBI New Year message suggesting that firms should start paying their employees more as the economy picks up.

POLITICIANS MUST END AIRPORTS DITHERING

17.12.2013

BALPA comment on Airports Commission short-list for expanding UK airport capacity.

STATEMENT ON EC 135 FLEET

12.12.2013

BALPA response to Bond Air Services decision to ground its fleet of EC 135s

STATEMENT FOLLOWING AAIB SPECIAL BULLETIN

09.12.2013

"The information published by the AAIB today is a helpful first assessment of the facts of the case and suggests there is no evidence of mechanical engine failure.  But, unfortunately, at this stage, there is not much more to go on and the reasons behind the crash are, in truth, far from clear.  The AAIB must be given the time to complete its thorough investigation and we have faith in their ability to do so."
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