Pilots in Parliament

14 July 2017

Richard Toomer
Head of Communications and External Relations
Pilots join BALPA for a multitude of very good reasons. One of the things we know our members place very highly is our duty to ensure pilots’ voices are heard at the highest echelons of government, and to ensure decision-makers understand the issues that we care about.
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Charlotte Branson
BALPA Media Officer
As part of our Flight Safety team, BALPA employs two Scheduling Specialists, Simon Roberts and Ian White, to work closely with Company Councils and the companies to ensure rosters are fair and to help stamp out fatigue. We caught up with them to talk about what day-to-day life looks like for them and the current challenges they’re facing…
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Captain Dave Fielding
BALPA rep
Captain Dave Fielding, a pilot welfare rep, takes a look at stress and the tricky subject of awareness from an ‘informed end-user perspective’.
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Claire Coombes
Human Factors Scientist
What are the longer-term physical and mental costs associated with being a pilot and how might these costs be detrimental to safety? We take a look at the findings from our Work and Wellbeing Census.
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The first year of EASA FTLs

28 February 2017

Simon Roberts
Scheduling Specialist
Having asked pilots about their experiences flying under new EASA Flight Time Limitations, we’ve also looked at what key issues have been raised with the BALPA Scheduling Team since the new rules became mandatory in February last year.
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