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UK PILOTS LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH AVIATION MINISTER

13.05.2015

The British Airline Pilots’ Association welcomes the reappointment of Robert Goodwill MP as the Aviation Minister and Patrick McLoughlin MP as the Secretary of State for Transport

PUBLIC CALL FOR TOUGHER DRONE LAWS AS PILOTS HOLD DRONE SAFETY SUMMIT

11.05.2015

A majority of British people think there should be stricter rules on the qualifications needed to fly a drone according to a new survey that will be presented at a Drone Safety Summit today organised by UK pilots.  

BALPA TO INFORM AND SUPPORT THE NEXT GENERATION OF PILOTS

23.04.2015

BALPA has launched a programme to help new, younger and future pilots.

SYMPATHY FOR GERMANWINGS PASSENGERS AND CREW

24.03.2015

BRITISH PILOT SYMPATHY FOR TRAGIC LOSS OF GERMANWINGS PASSENGERS AND CREW

The British Airline Pilots' Association (BALPA) has expressed support for the German pilot community and sympathy with the loved ones of the passengers, pilots and crew on board Germanwings 4U 9525. 



PILOTS CALL FOR 'VIRTUAL BLACK BOX'

07.03.2015

A year on from the tragic disappearance of flight MH370 British pilots are calling for more technical aircraft data to be transmitted to a ‘virtual black box’ when a flight gets into problems, so the site and possible cause of a crash can be identified more quickly.

HOUSE OF LORDS BACK PILOT CALL FOR DRONE DEBATE

05.03.2015

UK pilots today gave a cautious welcome to the House of Lords European Union Committee report on civilian use of drones in the EU

PILOTS TO SUPPORT UK MELANOMA CHARITIES

13.02.2015

BALPA has announced a two-year charity partnership with Melanoma UK and Melanoma Focus in an effort to support pilots affected by the disease.

PILOTS WARN OIL INDUSTRY NOT TO RISK SAFETY

15.01.2015

Helicopter pilots have reiterated their warning that North Sea aviation safety must not be put under threat.

BALPA CHAIRMAN PAYS TRIBUTE TO VS43 PILOTS

29.12.2014

BALPA Chairman, Capt Brendan O’Neal, has paid tribute to the pilots of VS43.

STATEMENT ON MISSING AIR ASIA AIRCRAFT

28.12.2014

Our immediate thoughts are with the relatives of the passengers and crew on board. It is not clear at this stage what caused the aircraft to lose contact, but there must be a full and thorough investigation to establish the root cause and make every flight safe.

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