Tag: BALPA

Pilots’ Association Warns Of Training Cost Barrier To Aspiring Pilots

Reading Time: 2 minutes As students across the country open their A-level results, the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) is calling for the airline industry to ensure pilot selection is open to all and that those from less advantaged backgrounds are not put off. The pilots’ association says training costs of up to £100,000 mean good A-level results are […]

Thomas Cook Pilots Plan To Take Strike Action In Pay Dispute

Reading Time: 1 minute The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has authorised a strike in Thomas Cook Airlines following a ballot in which 91% of pilots voted to take action in a dispute over their 2017 pay negotiations. The turnout in the ballot was 88%. The dispute follows nearly eight months of negotiations over a pay rise that was […]

EasyJet Pilots Reach Agreement on Fatigue Proposal

Reading Time: 1 minute UK low-cost carrier (LCC) easyJet has reached an agreement with pilots in a dispute over fatigue, averting industrial action. “In a ballot that closed today, easyJet pilots have voted by 68% to 32% to accept the latest proposal put forward by the company, therefore bringing to an end the potential for industrial action,” the British […]

EasyJet Pilots Vote For Strike Action Over Fatigue Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute In an 88% turnout, 96% of easyJet pilots have voted for industrial action over problems with rising levels of fatigue. On September 11, it was reported that the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) members would vote within the forthcoming weeks and the results would be released on September 21. While talks are still ongoing between […]

BALPA Calls for ‘More Action’ Following Laser Incident

Reading Time: 2 minutes The British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) has called for more to be done to tackle the growing use of lasers against aircraft, following an incident when a New York-bound aircraft was forced to turn back to London Heathrow Airport after a laser beam hit the cockpit after take off, causing a “medical issue” for one […]