British Airline Pilots Association

Type: Organization
Name: British Airline Pilots Association
First reported Aug 14 2014 - Updated Aug 15 2014 - 1 reports

4 UK pilots with false arms fly airliners and even more have at least one false leg

| Updated: 16:52 EST, 14 August 2014Four British pilots are currently allowed to fly commercial airliners while wearing artificial arms, it has been revealed.And an even higher number have been cleared as medically fit to fly with at least one false ... [Published Mail Online UK - Aug 14 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

July's top stories: Qatar Airways' $18bn Boeing deal, largest amphibious aircraft

Boeing secured an $18bn order from Qatar Airways for 50 777-9Xs, while a Chinese aircraft manufacturer started trial production of the world's largest TA600 amphibious aircraft. Aerospace-technology.com wraps-up the key headlines from July 2014.Qatar ... [Published Aerospace Technology - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 07 2014 - Updated Aug 07 2014 - 1 reports

Half a million new pilots needed-Boeing

Boeing says 533,000 pilots needed over next 20 years, but British Pilots Association sounds warning over claim. With the  growth of air travel expected to surge, an aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, has forecast that the aviation industry would need more ... [Published Daily Newswatch - Aug 07 2014]
First reported Aug 05 2014 - Updated Aug 05 2014 - 1 reports

RAF Typhoons serve up a reminder that air travel is safer than ever

A hoax bomb threat aboard Qatar Airways flight QR23 saw an RAF jet called into action to escort the plane to Manchester Airport. This is not a cause for concern. You can be assured that the cabin crew…AuthorDirector of Civil Safety and Security Unit at ... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 05 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 1 reports

Action Demanded from Government as Flight Safety Concerns Linger

After an aviation meeting backed by the United Nations failed to produce any new guidance, requests are being made for the UK government to step in and offer advice to airlines on the potential threats of flying over various war zones.Concerned pilots ... [Published Economy Watch - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 04 2014 - Updated Aug 04 2014 - 2 reports

BA defends decision to fly over Iraq

British Airways insists it is safe for its passenger jets to fly over Iraq even though other airlines are avoiding the country due to fears from Islamic militants on the ground.Qantas has become the latest airline to divert planes to avoid flying through ... [Published Travel Mole - Aug 04 2014]
First reported Aug 02 2014 - Updated Aug 03 2014 - 1 reports

BA to continue flying over Iraq

British Airways flights will continue to fly over Iraq despite concerns over the threat of Islamic militants on the ground, its chief executive has said.Willie Walsh told the Financial Times: "We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe. If we thought ... [Published BBC - Aug 02 2014]
First reported Jul 31 2014 - Updated Jul 31 2014 - 1 reports

Ebola - message from BALPA OHSG

Pilots are understandably concerned about the risks of flying to, and staying in, areas of Ebola virus disease and the carriage of potentially infected passengers. In this regard there are a number of information sources which, if conflicting in their ... [Published Noodls - Jul 31 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 5 reports

Demand for pilots predicted to escalate

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing believes that 500,000 new pilots will be needed over the course of the coming 20 years if international travel demand is to be met.Boeing says nearly 27,000 newly qualified pilots will be required each year until 2033 to fly ... [Published Algarve Daily News - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 30 2014 - Updated Jul 30 2014 - 3 reports

Virgin Atlantic stops flying over Iraq over fears following Malaysian Airlines tragedy

Richard Branson's firm is concerned about the safety risks of flying over the war torn regionVirgin Atlantic is the latest airline to decide it will no longer fly over Iraq due to concerns planes could get shot down.The Richard Branson owned carrier's ... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 30 2014]
First reported Jul 29 2014 - Updated Jul 29 2014 - 3 reports

World Aviation Chiefs Set Up International Task Force To Deal With Attacks On Passenger Planes

World aviation chiefs have set up a "senior level" international task force to deal with the threat to passenger planes from ground-based weaponry following the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. And a high-level safety conference involving more ... [Published Huffington Post UK - 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]

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Kishore Mahbubani is Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore and author of "The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World."
ORBCOMM chief executive officer Marc Eisenberg said: "The successful launch of the first OG2 mission is a testament to the entire OG2 team at ORBCOMM, SpaceX, Sierra Nevada Corporation, Boeing, and Moog, and I'd like to thank them for their hard work and dedication."
He told the Financial Times: "We fly over Iraq because we consider it safe. If we thought Iraq was unsafe we would not fly over Iraq."
"Governments, whether its their own airspace or not, can give advisory guidance to airlines about what to do."

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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]
‘Kole roga’ strikes arecanut growers again [Published The Hindu - Aug 08 2014]
July's top stories: Qatar Airways' $18bn Boeing... [Published Aerospace Technology - Aug 07 2014]
Half a million new pilots needed-Boeing [Published Daily Newswatch - Aug 07 2014]
6 things nervous flyers need to know [Published Brisbane Courier-Mail - Aug 06 2014]
RAF Typhoons serve up a reminder that air trave... [Published Conversation UK - Aug 05 2014]
Action Demanded from Government as Flight Safet... [Published Economy Watch - Aug 04 2014]
BA defends decision to fly over Iraq [Published Travel Mole - Aug 04 2014]
British Airways is not diverting flights over Iraq [Published Travel and Tour World - Aug 04 2014]
BA to continue flying over Iraq [Published BBC - Aug 02 2014]
Ebola - message from BALPA OHSG [Published Noodls - Jul 31 2014]
Demand for pilots predicted to escalate [Published Algarve Daily News - Jul 30 2014]
ENCOURAGED BY ICAO GROUP BUT ACTION NEEDED [Published Noodls - Jul 30 2014]
Half a million new pilots needed, says Boeing [Published Telegraph - Jul 30 2014]
Virgin Atlantic stops flying over Iraq over fea... [Published Mirror.co.uk - Jul 30 2014]
Pilots urge UK government to act now to prevent... [Published Travel Mole - Jul 30 2014]
Virgin Atlantic bans flights over Iraq amid gro... [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 30 2014]
VIRGIN STOPS FLIGHTS OVER IRAQ [Published Mail Online UK - Jul 30 2014]
UK pilots seek urgent meeting with ministers on... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 30 2014]
World Aviation Chiefs Set Up International Task... [Published Huffington Post UK - Jul 29 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]
Safety assessments not effective for flights ov... [Published Aerospace Technology - Jul 24 2014]
Pilots demand action to prevent 'repeat' of Mal... [Published Travel Weekly - Jul 24 2014]
Blowing your pension was never a very sensible ... [Published The Independent - Jul 23 2014]
When it's safe to fly—Who should decide? [Published CNBC - Jul 23 2014]
'All conflict zones should be closed to airline... [Published Channel 4 - Jul 23 2014]
BBC News - Balpa criticises airline route safet... [Published DailyMe.Com - Jul 23 2014]
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There remains no oil, no debris, no black box, indeed, no sign whatsoever of flight MH370 or its 239 passengers and crew. All clues have seemingly been swallowed up by hundreds of miles of endless south-east Asian ocean. As the world waits for news, ...
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Published on February 21, 2014 by jo.chuter ·No Comments An inquiry was set up by the Civil Aviation Authority and its Norwegian and European counterparts in the wake of a fatal Super Puma crash last year. Offshore helicopter safety measures ...
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