Positions

Jun 7, 2011

ECA, together with other social partners in the civil aviation sector, have signed a joint position stating that “the ‘home base’ of mobile Air Transport workers is the best determinant of the applicable social security law.” The Social Partners draw the attention of the EU Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission to the considerable disadvantages in using a different criterion.

Dec 22, 2010

ECA wrote to Commissioner Lazlo Andor complaining about the lack of consultation of interested parties in the preparation of guidelines and draft legislation concerning the social security applicable to pilots. ECA considers that the proposals are unrealistic and inadequate and ask for the suspension of the procedures. You can read below the full letter.

Download ECA's letter: Social Security Coordination for Pilots

Full ECA's Letter

Nov 9, 2010

On August 28 2010, EASA issued its Opinion on the Implementing Rules for Flight Crew Licensing (FCL).  Having been involved for years and assessing EASA’s Opinion, ECA is concerned that we would assist to a downgrading of aviation safety, if these new rules are adopted as currently proposed.

Download ECA Position Paper: ECA Position on EASA pinion FCL

Full Position paper

Oct 25, 2010

With a comprehensive set of new EASA rules – on air operations, flight crew licensing and other key areas – coming into place in April 2011, Europe’s aviation sector is up for a major change where rules, roles, rights and obligations will be newly defined. At such times of major change – combined with scarce resources at authority level and with stiff competition in the aviation market – strong AOR (authority and organisation requirements) are a ‘must’ to ensure that the regulatory changes do not result in a lowering of safety standards in Europe.

Apr 19, 2010

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), together with the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), has been extremely active since the European Commission has proposed a new comprehensive Regulation on Accident Investigation to revise Directive 94/56/EC in order to voice the pilots’ and controllers’ community views and concerns.

Apr 14, 2010
See ECA Position Paper: ECA Position on Crew Screening Technologies (Apr. 2010) - PDF
Feb 11, 2010

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), representing over 38.600 pilots from across Europe, and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), representing 50.000 air traffic controllers from across the globe, welcome the initiative to revise Directive 94/56/EC by proposing a new comprehensive Regulation on Accident Investigations. Both organisations have been asking for a revision for many years, to obtain a legislative framework that fully enshrines the concept of “just culture” which is crucial to ensure the safe development of air transport.

Feb 11, 2010

The European Cockpit Association (ECA), representing over 38.600 pilots from across Europe, and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Associations (IFATCA), representing 50.000 air traffic controllers from across the globe, have issues a position paper welcoming the initiative to revise Directive 94/56/EC and the EC’s proposal of a new comprehensive Regulation on Accident Investigations.