There are three accepted routes to obtaining a licence that will enable you to fly for an airline. They are commonly known as Integrated, Modular, or Multi-crew Pilot Licence (MPL). Each route has its pros and cons.
In March the Government called for evidence as part of an independent review into electronic balloting. BALPA will be working closely with the TUC to advance our support for modern balloting methods and to ensure that pilots, as a global workforce, can play a democratic role in their union without restriction.
We speak to cargo pilot, Matt Smith, who tells us what a normal day is for him, as well as what BALPA membership means for him and his cargo pilot colleagues.
Our members in the helicopter sector, be that pilots or aircrewmen, are a vital part of BALPA, whom we are proud to represent. Here are just a few accounts from members we’ve supported in recent times.
Since the Germanwings tragedy in March 2015, EASA has been seeking to introduce new rules covering peer intervention programmes, drug and alcohol testing, and psychological testing. Our role has been to ensure that the new rules actually work, and the interests of pilots are properly safeguarded