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Pilots call for details of Government support measures for aviation urgently

The British Airline Pilots Association (BALPA) has called for details of a Government support package for aviation, that is being put together now, to be released swiftly.

The pilots union says aviation has been at the fore front of the coronavirus crisis and airlines, airports, pilots and all aviation employees are suffering.

BALPA says adequate support must come quickly and must be used to help workers and protect jobs.

BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton said:

“It is an important step to know the Government is recognising the dire impact this crisis is having on aviation and the importance of supporting the industry so that it is there when recovery comes. But we need details and we need to ensure the measures are targeted correctly and urgently.

“Airlines are having to take unprecedented measures in their fight for survival and pilots and others in the aviation industry are suffering a huge threat to their incomes.

“We must ensure that any package of measures to help the industry will be used to help workers in the industry, to avoid job cuts and harmful reductions in livelihoods.”