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New study reveals striking results about safety culture in Europe

Low cost = low safety culture?

London School of Economics study reveals weak links in Europe’s aviation


Low cost and cargo airlines stand out in European aviation – with significantly lower safety culture and high number of fatigued pilots in the cockpit – compared e.g. to network airlines. These are among the findings revealed in the largest ever independent study among pilots in Europe, carried out by the London School of Economics and Politics (LSE) and EUROCONTROL within the framework of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (Future Sky Safety programme).

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BeCA supports ASLB pilots striving to protect their jobs

Brussels, 6 December 2016

Following the strike notice given by ASLB pilots, BeCA would like to express its full support in these difficult and uncertain times. Since the buyout of TNT Express by FedEx in April 2015, the unions, BeCA and ASLB management had been involved in a fruitful social dialogue that resulted in a balanced agreement. BeCA had welcomed this positive outcome as it gave pilots and the company good guarantees about their common future.

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BeCA Statement on EgyptAir MS804

BeCA has just been informed that EgyptAir Flight MS804 disappeared from the radar this morning over the Mediterranean sea. Egyptian authorities are currently searching the area to find the plane.

As always in such circumstances, advancing any reason for the disappearance of the flight would be speculative. A thorough investigation will start/has started to understand what happened to Flight MS804 and its occupants.

We will follow the situation and keep you informed.

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