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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

PILOTS WANT CLEAR NO FLY ZONE

13.10.2015

British pilots are calling for accurate information about where is safe to fly to be shared by nation states, and operators worldwide. 

PILOTS PREPARE TO TAKE PART IN NOISE REDUCTION TRIAL

16.09.2015

Heathrow Airport will from today allow certain aircraft to increase the angle they fly as they approach the runway.

PILOTS FACE TRIPLE THE DEBT OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS

14.09.2015

Aspiring pilots are completing their training with debts of up to £130,000, more than three times the debt of university students.

TUC BACKS OFFSHORE UNIONS

14.09.2015

The devastating impact the North Sea jobs crisis is having on UK employment has been highlighted by the British Airline Pilots’ Association at the TUC congress today.
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