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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.

SERIOUS DRONE NEAR MISSES PROMPT WARNING FROM PILOTS

29.01.2016

A spate of serious near misses involving drones highlights the need for urgent action to integrate them in to airspace safely.

PILOTS WELCOME EXPANSION NEWS BUT CAUTION ON DELAY

10.12.2015

BALPA welcomes Gov announcement on airport expansion in the South East of England but disappointed by further delays on location.

PILOTS' TOP TIPS FOR SAFE FESTIVE FLYING OF DRONES

04.12.2015

The British Airline Pilots’ Association wants to make sure people who receive a drone in their Christmas stocking are able to enjoy using it in a safe and responsible way.

PILOTS CALL TO BE CENTRAL TO AVIATION SAFETY

23.11.2015

Pilots are an untapped resource of expertise and experience in the fight against terror and the other major threats to the safety of passengers, planes and crew.

PILOTS PLEDGE TO WORK WITH NEW CEO

06.11.2015

BALPA pilot representatives ready to work with new British Airways CEO
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