ECA Cockpit News December

Walkout for safety

Several weeks after the publication of the final proposal for new Flight Time Limitations (FTL), EU citizens, pilots and cabin crew are calling on politicians and decision-makers to not accept this proposal and to carry out urgently needed changes. 

With a simultaneous “Walkout” on 22 January 2013 aircrews across Europe will express alarm over the safety implications of these new rules.

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‘Siim Kallas on board’ video

Video also available in EstonianGerman & Italian.

Sign the Safety Petition on www.dead-tired.eu


ECA Board Elected

ECA Members have elected new a Board member, Capt. Dirk Polloczek, and re-elected two Board members as well as ECA President Nico Voorbach.

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Annual Report 2012

Our annual report provides a snapshot of ECA’s work, achievements & challenges ahead. We take a look at some of the trends for aviation in Europe and how they reflect ECA’s mission to ensure “Piloting Safety”.

The annual report also highlight key events & prospects for 2013. Enjoy reading and share your thoughts with us on Twitter @EU_cockpit!

Download report (pdf)


ECA – official partner of Health & Safety campaign

To strengthen ECA’s position on health and safety issues and define a list of short and long term action items, ECA has joined the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA) ‘Healthy Workplaces’ campaign. The campaign will raise awareness of health and safety issues within the pilot community and will be used as a platform for exchanging good practices with other professions.

Visit EU-OSHA’s official campaign webpage


Italian pilots unite

After 25 years Italian pilots are now  uniting within one professional association called Associazione Nazionale Piloti Aviazione Commerciale (ANPAC).

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