Just Culture Declaration

Pilots commit to open aviation safety reporting

European pilots joined aviation stakeholders, today, in signing the ‘European Corporate Just Culture Declaration’ at a High-Level Conference on ‘Saving lives with safety information’, in Brussels. The Declaration is a commitment from wide parts of the sector to cooperate at company level to encourage pilots and other safety professionals to report safety occurrences without fear of reprisals.


Pilots commit to open aviation safety reporting

Oct 1, 2015

European pilots joined aviation stakeholders, today, in signing the...

The bitter truth: Legal ≠ Safe

Sep 21, 2015

An in-depth accident investigation report, issued by the French Investigative Authority BEA, is a ‘catalogue’ of almost...

An accident waiting to happen

Sep 21, 2015

Our industry has worked hard to make midair collisions between commercial aircraft a thing of the past. But these days, reports on near-...

Expansion on shaky ground – ‘Norwegian’ pilots rate their airline

Sep 21, 2015

Almost half of pilots working for Norwegian Air Shuttle are unsatisfied with the current Terms & Conditions provided by the...

We're hiring: Digital Communications Specialist with Editorial Skills – 5 months (en)

Sep 3, 2015

Thank you for the interest in ECA's job opening! The application process for the Digital Communications Specialist with Editorial Skills...


ECA Contribution to the Public Consultation on the EU's Labour Migration Policies and the EU Blue Card

Sep 25, 2015

With the globalisation of the industry, ECA considers that there is a need to define when a pilot from a foreign airline or a non-EU...

ECA Submission to the U.S. Consultation on Gulf Carriers Subsidy Claims

Aug 5, 2015

Same Threat on both sides of the Atlantic -- ECA fully shares and supports the conclusions of the analysis on the competition...

The RPAS ‘Open Category’ in EASA’s Concept of Operations for Drones

Jul 24, 2015

This paper describes the position of Europe’s professional pilots on the standards and rules necessary for the safe use of drones in...

New Business & Employment Forms in Aviation

May 28, 2015

Representing over 38.000 commercial pilots from 37 European countries, the European Cockpit Association ECA welcomes the report from the...

“Pay to Fly” (P2F) in Pilots’ Training

Apr 24, 2015

The European Cockpit Association (ECA) is concerned by the growing trend among airlines to outsource pilots’ initial training...


Pilots sign ‘European Corporate Just Culture Declaration'

Oct 1, 2015

ECA President Dirk Polloczek signed on 1 Oct the European Corporate Just Culture Declaration on behalf of European Pilots.


Your views on European social security rules for pilots

Sep 15, 2015

As a pilot you are probably familiar with moving across many European countries. If you move to work or reside in another EU...

New survey: Rate the severity of wake encounters!

Sep 15, 2015

Knowledge about wake turbulence behaviour has increased gradually, thanks to operational measurements, better...

Sign the petition: Pay-to-fly must stop!

Apr 24, 2015

Watch, sign and share!


Invitation: Lunch Briefing on Atypical Employment in Aviation - 27 March 2015, Brussels

Mar 11, 2015

An alarming number of pilots are working with no direct link to the airline they actually fly for, with some airlines – especially in...