British Airline Pilots Association

Type: Organization
Name: British Airline Pilots Association
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Pilots Hit Back at Claims New Safety Rules Put Lives at Risk

originalfm.com - Following a fatal crash off Shetland last August, a number of new regulations were proposed including a restriction on passenger numbers. Industry body oil and gas UK said this would require an increase in flights, putting pressure on ... [Published Helicopter Association Int. - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

BALPA support CAA’s safety measures

At the Scottish TUC Congress in Dundee during the weekend the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) hit back at suggestions by Oil & Gas UK that safety improvements to North Sea helicopter operations might damage North Sea productivity.Following ... [Published Offshore Energy Today - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Fresh appeal for UK helicopter safety probe

CAMPAIGNERS, union bosses and crash survivors were today due to make a fresh call for a public inquiry into UK helicopter safety.They were all to meet up at the STUC Annual Conference in Dundee today where they will push for a public inquiry into UK ... [Published Evening Express - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 13 2014 - Updated Apr 13 2014 - 1 reports

Call over helicopter safety rules

Pilots' union Balpa has written to the Civil Aviation Authority urging it not to back down on safety improvements to helicopters which are flying offshore.It comes after industry body Oil and Gas UK said the changes risked damaging, rather than enhancing ... [Published BBC - Apr 13 2014]
First reported Apr 12 2014 - Updated Apr 12 2014 - 1 reports

Want to be a pilot? Count the cost first

Balpa warns the cost of repaying for flight qualifications is at odds with the stereotypical image of pilots’ jet set lifestyles Pilots are racking up debts of £100,000 or more to pay for their flight training that is leaving them just £500 a month to ... [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

The New Era of Simulation Training

The North Sea, in many respects, is the epicenter of civil helicopter operations in the world. Since the ignition of the oil exploration boom in the area a half-century ago, Norway and the UK have become the primary users of helicopters, operating nearly ... [Published Aviation Today - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 06 2014 - Updated Apr 06 2014 - 1 reports

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: UN Considers Live Streaming of Black Box Data

HMS Tireless will join international search for missing Malaysian Airlines flightReutersA United Nations body is examining proposals for the live streaming of information from aircraft cockpits. In the event of an incident, this would provide investigators ... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 06 2014]
First reported Apr 04 2014 - Updated Apr 04 2014 - 1 reports

Flight MH370 black boxes need to be found for lessons to be learned

There have been calls for the capacity of black box voice recorders, which currently only record the last two hours of cockpit conversation, to be reviewed. Photograph: Ibrahim Youssuf/AFP/Inside the airline industry it is widely held that the lessons ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

The secrets of air travel: Aviation experts reveal all

1. Economy class seats are saferThe majority of studies suggest that, in the event of a crash, those sat at the front of an aircraft - traditionally where premium-class seating is found - are more likely to die. You will also raise your chances of survival ... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 30 2014 - 1 reports

Super Puma helicopter crash: survivors on Britain's toughest commute

One day last August, Paul Sharp woke in his room on the Borgsten Dolphin oil rig. He had been on the night shift, then slept for five or six hours, so it was getting on for midday. He showered, dressed, then, after lunch in the canteen, packed his bags ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

Data not debris shows Malaysia plane crashed into sea

The Boeing 777 airliner that has been missing for more than two weeks crashed into the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 passengers and crew, according to a fresh analysis of the satellite data broadcast by the stricken Malaysia Airlines plane.The ... [Published New Scientist - Mar 24 2014]
First reported Mar 24 2014 - Updated Mar 24 2014 - 1 reports

Flight MH370: Richard Westcott Q

Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur has been missing since the 8 March. Do you have a question about flight MH370?BBC transport correspondent Richard Westcott will be answering a selection of your questions in a live Twitter Q&A between ... [Published BBC - Mar 24 2014]

Quotes

"You will need resilience, dedication and a willingness to move between continents to find work," McAuslan said. "In the cold light of day, look beyond the apparent glamour and hype and only commit to the profession with your eyes open.”"
Jim McAuslan, Balpa's general secretary, said: "We have today written to the chief executive of the CAA, Andrew Haines, urging him to ensure the CAA review board's recommendations contained in its recent review are fully implemented and to ask him to challenge backsliding by the oil and gas industry."
"If you are from a working class family and haven't been gifted the money then start saving and filling in loan application forms!"

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BALPA Says Potential Pilots Should Carefully Co... [Published Aero-News Network - Apr 17 2014]
BALPA support CAA’s safety measures [Published Offshore Energy Today - Apr 14 2014]
Fresh appeal for UK helicopter safety probe [Published Evening Express - Apr 14 2014]
Call over helicopter safety rules [Published BBC - Apr 13 2014]
Want to be a pilot? Count the cost first [Published Telegraph - Apr 12 2014]
The New Era of Simulation Training [Published Aviation Today - Apr 09 2014]
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: UN Considers Li... [Published International Business Times UK - Apr 06 2014]
Flight MH370 black boxes need to be found for l... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 04 2014]
The secrets of air travel: Aviation experts rev... [Published Irish Independent - Apr 02 2014]
Super Puma helicopter crash: survivors on Brita... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 29 2014]
Malaysia Airlines MH370: live – Telegraph.co.uk [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Mar 25 2014]
MH370: Twitter Q&A with Richard Westcott [Published BBC - Mar 24 2014]
Data not debris shows Malaysia plane crashed in... [Published New Scientist - Mar 24 2014]
Flight MH370: Richard Westcott Q [Published BBC - Mar 24 2014]
'Technical issue' behind MH370 diversion? [Published CNBC - Mar 21 2014]
Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Who — or what —... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 15 2014]
Malaysia Airlines: Who - or what - is flying ou... [Published Telegraph - Mar 14 2014]
Malaysia Airlines checking whether Boeing 777 h... [Published San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center - Mar 14 2014]
'Intolerable' wait for crash answers [Published BBC - Mar 13 2014]
Shocking facts airlines don?t want you to know [Published NEWS.com.au - Mar 13 2014]
Offshore helicopter safety measures [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 22 2014]
CAA announces major changes to improve North Se... [Published Telegraph - Feb 20 2014]
Concerns over safety of helicopter in Glasgow c... [Published Socialist Worker - Dec 04 2013]
Update on Consultation Process [Published TrustNet - Nov 15 2013]
Pilots to fly after 22 hours without sleep, fol... [Published Telegraph - Oct 09 2013]
Safety fears outlined by pilots [Published Telegraph - Oct 07 2013]
Euro MPs reject move to increase UK pilots' wor... [Published Telegraph - Sep 30 2013]
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Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370: Who — or what —... [Published National Post - Top Stories - Mar 15 2014]
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, ...
Offshore helicopter safety measures [Published MaritimeSecurity.Asia - Feb 22 2014]
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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