The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is delighted with a court win for one of its members that is likely to have significant wider implications for aviation in terms of the employment status and rights of so called ‘self-employed’ pilots and agency workers.Read more
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is the professional association and registered trade union established to represent the interests of all UK pilots.
We represent over 10,000 pilots and are recognised in 20 different companies; that’s over 85% of all commercial pilots flying in the UK. The association holds the largest collective resource of commercial pilot qualification and experience in the UK.
As the voice of pilots, BALPA actively campaigns to achieve and maintain the best possible working conditions and safety standards for all UK pilots.
We are run by pilots for pilots and have expert staff and resources on hand to provide legal advice and representation, industrial support, to scrutinise and highlight flight safety, provide advice on employment issues and offer personal support.
By joining BALPA you’re joining the UK’s biggest and most active community of fellow pilots, that uses its well established links to ensure your voice is heard by MPs, airlines and regulators.Our Campaigns
Why Join as a Member?
- Legal representation
- Industrial support: have a say on pay and benefits
- Career management advice and bespoke resources
- Access to BALPA website, portal and apps
- Access to BALPA publications including newsletters and The Log magazine