In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, many among us are still operating flights either as rescue or cargo missions. Since so many authorities have published guidance to limit the spreading of the virus and much fake news exists, it may be difficult for flight crews to find relevant information for their specific task. That's why the BeCA Air Safety Committee published guidance for flight crews concerning COVID-19.
Flying can result in severe health problems due to contaminated cabin air. Because it is essential to understand the different aspects of Cabin Air Quality and the implications on your health, ACV Puls in cooperation with BeCA organised an information evening on Aerotoxic Syndrome on 10 October 2019. The evening was a success with over 65 attendants including. pilots, cabin crew members, union representatives, lawyers and press. The four speakers ensured that the audience got an update on the latest scientific and medical evidence, what is going on at industry level and solutions for those affected.
BeCA agrees with ECA's viewpoint and calls upon EASA to restore trust and confidence in certification and regulatory oversight that has been severely undermined by the events leading up to the grounding of the B737 Max
For European pilots, having closely followed the developments and revelations in the past months, it is deeply disturbing that both the FAA and Boeing are considering a return to service, but failing to discuss the many challenging questions prompted by the MAX design philosophy. ln particular, how can a design and regulatory setup that originally failed by approving a flawed aeroplane’s entry into service, credibly provide the solution without significant reform? The European Aviation Safety Agency has a key role to play providing transparent, independent reassurance to pilots and Europe’s travellers.
There is already plenty of aviation safety data available from great sources such as Eurocontrol's Skybrary. Nevertheless we want to inform our BeCA members with up-to-date media (articles, video, reference documents...) concerning specific safety issues. Information which is applicable to you as a pilot. An objective source of info where you can refer to when people ask your opinion on a subject.
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BeCA's Air Safety Committee is actively working on a number of safety topics. To keep track of our work, we developed a BeCA Safety Radar containing 16 key safety area's to be monitored. For each of the topics, we explain what is the issue, why it is important for pilots and how BeCA takes action. These positions form the foundation of the ASC's daily work. To learn more, just click the item in the Safety menu.
Don't forget to take a look at our Aviation Magazines library. All of these publications contain a wealth of safety information some are high-level topics, but most of them are ready-to-use hands-on tips. Things that you and I can use every day on the flight deck, practical guidance. Because that's what BeCA is all about: for pilots, by pilots!
Happy landings and keep it safe!
BeCA Air Safety Committee (ASC)