The first Belgian pilot association was created in 1940 to defend the interests of pilots working in commercial aviation. Until 1998, two associations were representing pilots and flight engineers in Belgium (BFCA and ABPNL). In early 1999, these associations merged to create BeCA. On 22 January 2002, BeCA's General Assembly adopted its statutes and it is now registered as professional association No 7477 under Belgian law.
Our primary aim is the promotion of aviation safety
The Belgian Cockpit Association (BeCA) is the only recognised professional association representing airline pilots in Belgium. It is self-funded and politically independent. BeCA works in close cooperation with other Belgian stakeholders and provides them with its large expertise on matters linked to the pilot profession and aviation safety.
BeCA works in close cooperation with national unions, who can rely on BeCA's expertise and knowledge on aviation matters.
Today, BeCA represents some 600 pilots working for the following companies: ASL Airlines Belgium, Brussels Airlines, EAT/DHL, Ryanair, Thomas Cook Airlines & TUIFly Belgium, in addition to expatriate members, jobseekers and pilot students.
BeCA also represents its members at the European and international levels, through its active involvement in the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations (IFALPA).