European Cockpit Association

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European Cockpit Association
European Cockpit Association logo.png
Formation 1991[1]
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium[1]
Membership 37 member associations[1]
President Nico Voorbach[2]
Secretary General Philip von Schöppenthau[2]
Website www.eurocockpit.be

The European Cockpit Association (ECA) is an organization that represents European pilots. Founded in 1991, it works to improve European policies in all areas of aviation that affect pilots, such as safety, pilot licensing, air operations, fair competition, international air traffic agreements, air traffic management and employment conditions. ECA currently represents over 38,000 European pilots from 37 European associations and has its headquarters in the City of Brussels.[1]

History[edit]

In January 2003, the ECA carried out a public protest against flight-time limitations drafted by the European Union, with concerns that some of the proposed duty periods may have been too long and could cause pilot fatigue.[3] In 2012, the ECA published a study on pilot fatigue, finding that four in ten pilots had fallen asleep in the cockpit.[4] In January of the same year, together with the European Transport Workers' Federation, the ECA organised an EU-wide demonstration against the new flight-time rules proposed by the European Aviation Safety Agency.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "About ECA". European Cockpit Association. Retrieved 2013-06-30. 
  2. ^ a b "ECA Team". European Cockpit Association. Retrieved 2014-07-23. 
  3. ^ Learmount, David (2003-01-21). "Pilots in safety protest". Flightglobal. London. Retrieved 2013-06-08. 
  4. ^ Paris, Natalie (2012-11-19). "Four in ten pilots admit falling asleep in the cockpit". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2013-06-08.