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).
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.
On 24 May 2016, the Belgian Cockpit Association published a Press Release following the acquisition of TNT Airways by ASL Aviation Group. It reminds the current issues about air cargo operations in Belgium and calls for a revision of the development policies of the Belgian Air Cargo. You can read and download below the press release in French and Dutch.
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.
On 20 April, the Belgian Cockpit Association published a Press Release expressing its concerns about the situation in Belgocontrol the risks it puts on safety at Brussels airport. You can read and download below the Press Release in French & Dutch.