4-Feb-2011 10:27 AM

BALPA lobbies against increasing pilot hours

BALPA announced (03-Feb-2011) airline pilots from across the UK lobbied Ministers and MPs in Parliament on 02-Feb-2011, advising Transport Secretary Philip Hammond that they were against EU attempts to increase UK pilot flying hours above levels deemed safe by scientists and medical experts. BALPA stated that 15-20% of all fatal air accidents identify pilot fatigue as a contributing factor. [more]