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MONARCH JOBS SAVED BUT MORE TO BE DONE

25.10.2014

BALPA General Secretary Jim McAuslan comments on the news of new investment at Monarch

PILOTS CALL FOR GOVERNMENT SUPPORT TO SAVE MONARCH JOBS

24.09.2014

Pilots urge Government to get behind deal to secure the future of Monarch.

ENCOURAGED BY ICAO GROUP BUT ACTION NEEDED

29.07.2014

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 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
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