Last week we were joined by over 70 ECA Member Association Representatives for our Annual ECA Conference in Brussels. And during the first day of our gathering, Europe’s pilot representatives voted in favour of ISRALPA & Moroccan ALPA joining ECA as Associate Members. The two associations have long observed the work at ECA and this is a step towards bringing them ever closer to the European pilot community.
The two new Associate Members will strengthen the ECA Working Groups with experienced and high quality experts. The two new associations represent a clear asset for ECA in the framework of the EU’s strategy to create an open aviation market with its neighbouring countries.
As per tradition, the mid-year Conference of ECA also provides regular updates on all pressing and relevant issues. Some of the subjects of the two-day conference touched upon Fair Competition and Employment Issues, Crew Differentiation Programs, and Single European Sky.
Last but not least, the Conference also elected Capt. Paul Reuter as ECA’s Technical Board Director. Paul is a member in good standing of the ALPL (Luxembourg) who has contributed greatly to our Association throughout the years, having previously served as a Board member, chairman of our Safety Committee and Executive President of ALPL. At ECA, Paul Reuter has been heavily involved over the years. As President of ALPL he was a key player in ECA’s restructuring. Lately he has been very active in the FTL, in the Flight Data Group and in the Safety Strategy Task Force. He will replace Capt. Pete Kaumanns, who will continue his dedicated work at IFALPA!
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