British Airline Pilots Association

Type: Organization
Name: British Airline Pilots Association
First reported Sep 13 2014 - Updated Sep 13 2014 - 1 reports

Malaysia Airline Flight MH17: Approach To Airspace Risk

The tragedy of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) has highlighted the aviation industry’s fragmented and uncoordinated approach to airspace risk assessment, resulting in growing calls from airlines and industry groups for collective action to address ... [Published Leadership - Sep 13 2014]
First reported Sep 10 2014 - Updated Sep 11 2014 - 2 reports

Monarch Airlines plans to cut pay and pension benefits

Monarch Airlines has begun talks with trade unions and The Pensions Regulator (TPR) about cutting employees’ pay , benefits and defined benefit (DB) pension payouts.Its 3,300 employees are being asked to take pay cuts and productivity improvements of ... [Published Employee Benefits.co.uk - Sep 10 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

Pilots could be forced to wear visors due to health scare

Pilots could be made to wear regulation sunglasses or visors after research showed their high exposure to UV light puts them at risk of skin cancer.The study, carried out by Public Health England, the British Airline Pilots Association (Balpa) and the ... [Published Travel Mole - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 08 2014 - Updated Sep 08 2014 - 1 reports

ANDREW PIERCE: How slippery Alex egged on Fred the Shred

No one can deny that SNP leader Alex Salmond, who yesterday’s polls suggest will become the leader of a breakaway Scotland, is a brilliant political street fighter. But will Scotland’s finances be safe in his hands?In 2007, the Royal Bank of Scotland, ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 08 2014]
First reported Sep 06 2014 - Updated Sep 07 2014 - 3 reports

Pilots could start wearing sun visors as their lives in bright light are revealed as skin cancer risk

Pilots could be made to wear regulation sunglasses or visors after a new study found them to be at high risk of skin cancer - because of their frequent exposure to strong sunlight.The rate for skin cancer among pilots is double that for other people, ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 07 2014]
First reported Sep 04 2014 - Updated Sep 05 2014 - 1 reports

Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer

Pilots and flight crews on airliners are twice as likely as the general population to develop life-threatening melanoma skin cancer. The extra risk most likely comes from aircrew's increased exposure to sunlight penetrating the aircraft windows and w ... [Published New Scientist - Sep 04 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 1 reports

UK pilots seek urgent meeting with ministers on air safety

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) has demanded “an urgent meeting” with UK ministers to discuss safety in the air following the shooting down of a Malaysia Airlines flight.Balpa welcomed yesterday’s announcement that the International Civil ... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 2 reports

Government 'must act' as flight safety concerns remain unresolved

UK Government should step in to advise airlines on threat of flying over war zones, pilots claim after UN-backed aviation meeting fails to produce new guidance Pilots have called for the Government to ensure the safety of air passengers after a meeting ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
First reported Jul 28 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 1 reports

Call to resolve airlines' war zone risk

Aviation leaders will discuss risk to passenger planes flying over war zones at meeting in Montreal British pilots have called for airlines to be given international guidelines to end confusion over whether flights over war zones are safe.The British ... [Published Telegraph - Jul 28 2014]
First reported Jul 24 2014 - Updated Jul 24 2014 - 1 reports

Pilots demand action to prevent 'repeat' of Malaysia Airlines tragedy

The British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) has demanded urgent action to avoid a repeat of the Malaysia Airlines tragedy over Ukraine.Balpa warned the current system of risk assessment for pilots plotting flight plans “can give an illusion of safety ... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 24 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Pilots voice concerns over shooting down of flight MH17

Ten Britons have now been confirmed as having died in the Malaysia Airlines (MAS) aircraft which came down in strife-torn Ukraine last week .It is believed a ground-to-air missile which was fired from the rebel held territory was responsible for bringing ... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 02 2014 - Updated Jul 02 2014 - 1 reports

Balpa concern over Norwegian's 'flag of convenience'

Plans by Europe’s third-largest budget airline to establish a subsidiary in Ireland to operate transatlantic flights should be put on hold, according to the UK pilots union.The British Airline Pilots Association made the call ahead of Norwegian launching ... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 02 2014]

Quotes

"Monarch pilots expressed confidence in a recent survey that the Mantegazza families' long and proud partnership with the airline is robust and will help support the business through these changes."
General secretary Jim McAuslan told The Observer: "These could be standard issue sunglasses with protection from UV-A light and, in the long-term, improvements to the design of cockpit windscreens."
Sarah Williams, senior health information officer at Cancer Research UK, said: "Being able to take accurate measurements of pilots' exposure to UV light, including both UVA and UVB [which makes skin go brown], is important to help us understand more about any links to health risks, including skin and eye cancers. It's also key in highlighting whether international safe limits for exposure are being exceeded and understanding changes that could reduce excessive exposures, such as wearing sunglasses or other eye protection."
...get regular skin examinations by expert dermatologists," says Sanlorenzo, who is already carrying out a follow-up study to confirm the UVA link. "We are performing UV measurements in planes to assess the doses of UVB and UVA transmission through the windows."

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Malaysia Airline Flight MH17: Approach To Airsp... [Published Leadership - Sep 13 2014]
Monarch Airlines plans to cut pay and pension b... [Published Employee Benefits.co.uk - Sep 10 2014]
Monarch staff asked to accept pay cuts and lowe... [Published Travel Mole - Sep 10 2014]
Pilots could be forced to wear visors due to he... [Published Travel Mole - Sep 08 2014]
ANDREW PIERCE: How slippery Alex egged on Fred ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 08 2014]
Pilots could start wearing sun visors as their ... [Published Mail Online UK - Sep 07 2014]
Sun visors for pilots as research shows high ra... [Published NewsRT.co.uk - Sep 06 2014]
Sun visors for pilots as research shows high ra... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 06 2014]
Air cabin crews have a greater risk of skin cancer [Published New Scientist - Sep 04 2014]
Why Won't the Big Powers Allow Global Monitorin... [Published Huffington Post - Aug 21 2014]
4 UK pilots with false arms fly airliners and e... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 14 2014]
UK pilots seek urgent meeting with ministers on... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 30 2014]
Government 'must act' as flight safety concerns... [Published Telegraph - Jul 29 2014]
Air Bosses Discuss Routes After MH17 Downing [Published Sky News - Jul 29 2014]
Call to resolve airlines' war zone risk [Published Telegraph - Jul 28 2014]
Pilots demand action to prevent 'repeat' of Mal... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 24 2014]
Pilots voice concerns over shooting down of fli... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 21 2014]
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Why planes fly o... [Published The Independent - Jul 18 2014]
Malaysian Airlines under pressure over route av... [Published Telegraph - Jul 18 2014]
Balpa concern over Norwegian's 'flag of conveni... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 02 2014]
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