BALPA has launched its ‘Focus on Fatigue’ campaign to keep the issue on the agenda of pilots, the public, airlines regulators and the Government.
No one wants tired pilots on the flight deck and BALPA is working with regulators and airlines to create an industry wide culture that understands and prioritises fatigue.
Pilots say it is essential for airlines to ensure the new EASA FTLs are not being used as targets to push pilots to work longer and harder. BALPA is monitoring the effect of the law change and challenging routes, rosters and schedules that are a threat to flight safety.
BALPA understand the vital importance of accurate data and fatigue monitoring. We have written to our members to encourage them to report fatigue
. We are also working with airlines and the CAA to remove any barriers to reporting and make sure the systems to do so are working.
We are also looking at how modern technology can be harnessed to make reporting as simple as possible and enable accurate data to be collected.