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The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) says new Government guidance for the aviation industry published today on what would happen in a no-deal Brexit has brought some much-needed clarity.   The pilots’ union says that while a deal is still preferable, it’s reliev...
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Commenting on suggestions by the Prime Minister that a Brexit ‘no deal’ was now an option, BALPA General Secretary Brian Strutton said: “The entire UK aviation sector which employs nearly a million people and carries more than 250 million passengers per annum would be devas...
Monday 01 0001
The UK pilots’ association has revealed that a recent member survey has shown that only one in ten pilots think Brexit will have a positive impact on the UK aviation industry. Members of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) were asked whether they think Brexit wi...
Monday 01 0001
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has cautiously welcomed reports that the Government intends the UK to remain under European safety standards post-Brexit. Reports are that the Government is proposing to the EU that the UK remain a member of the European Aviat...
Monday 01 0001
The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has praised the dedicated people working in the aviation industry, who they say are to thank for an increase in the growth in the number of passengers in 2016. An analysis by BALPA of new data released by the Civil Aviation Au...
Monday 01 0001
Pilots are calling on the Prime Minister and Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union to bring certainty to the UK aviation industry following the vote for Brexit.   Airlines have already been hit particularly hard following the vote to leave the EU and pilots are...
Monday 01 0001
BALPA General Secretary, Brian Strutton, said:   “Pilots believe airport expansion is vital to the UK economy and we are disappointed about further delays to a decision. After telling everyone we would finally know the outcome this week, the PM has now done a u-turn and bu...
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UK pilots say now the election is over politicians must turn their attention to urgent decisions on issues which effect UK aviation. The British Airline Pilots’ Association is looking forward to continuing to work with Transport Minister, Chris Grayling on issues including ...
Monday 01 0001
Pilots say politicians need to take urgent measures to ensure the UK aviation is able to compete with its rivals globally.  The calls for politicians to step up decision making come as we approach the anniversary of the UK voting to leave the European Union.    At the same...
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Pilots have joined MPs in urging the government to do away with air passenger duty in next week’s Autumn Statement.   Britain has one of the highest air travel taxes in the world and it is set to rise again in April, up to £150 for some long-haul flights.   BALPA Gener...
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