Pilots welcome Euro-Parliamentarians “on board”

The European Cockpit Association engaged with over 50 decision-makers and Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) at a cocktail reception in the European Parliament in Brussels. Hosted by MEPs Mrs Jutta Steinruck and Mr Georges Bach, who opened the event, the “Welcome on Board” reception provided opportunity for pilots from across Europe to share their front-end, professional experience about what “lives” in the industry.

MEPs, their assistants and active airline pilots discussed critical areas of concern in aviation:  unfair competition from inside and outside of Europe, declining pilot training standards, and the need for strong EU safety legislation and oversight.  A short video illustrated these priority areas and invited MEPs to join forces in keeping Europe’s aviation safe, sustainable & fair.

Capt. Dirk Polloczek, ECA President, said on the occasion: “This event paves the way for further cooperation between European pilots and decision-makers. Today, we met people who have genuine interest in the industry and its employees. We would like to continue this constructive dialogue and foster our relationship throughout the next 5 years.”

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