Although many consider them very dry – boring even – the international bilateral agreements which allow airlines to mount services across international borders are vital, in order to give their operations the necessary level of legal certainty. That is why BALPA has been watching closely the negotiations between the UK and EU on our future trading relationship – aviation is one of the subjects covered in the 1268 pages of the recently agreed document.
Pilot and former IFALPA President Captain Martin Chalk looks at the the possible scenarios for aviation when the UK leaves the EU in March 2019.
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.
Karen Dee, Chief Executive of the Airport Operators Association, takes a look at the unique role that regional airports play around the UK.
This year discussions at ADC focussed on the hot topic of burnout and the long-term effects of fatigue, as well as the implications and opportunities of Brexit.