Press Contact

BALPA represents over 85% of all the fixed wing pilots and helicopter aircrew based in the UK - as well as many working overseas. We have a membership of over 10,000 professional flight crew, working in companies large and small.

With over 40 million flying hours, we are the largest collective resource of commercial aviation skills and qualifications in the UK. We work with the Civil Aviation Authority, the Department for Transport, the Department of Trade and Industry and many other bodies where the voice of ‘the pilot' is needed. BALPA is a founding member of ECA, the European Cockpit Association, and also IFALPA, the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations, which co-ordinates the views and opinions of well over 100,000 flight crew around the globe.

BALPA is regularly quoted in the national and regional media about our campaigns and representation work on behalf of members. We have a team of media representatives available for comment. Please contact Nancy Jackson at if you have a press or media enquiry. 



Nancy Jackson

Media & External Relations Officer

 020 8476 4024 / 07889 087 943