European Pilots React To EU Flight Time Proposal

 - July 22, 2013, 12:05 PM

The European Cockpit Association (ECA) is disappointed by the European Aviation Safety Agency’s (EASA) July 11 decision not to implement ECA-suggested improvements to new European flight-time limitations, said association president Nico Voorbach. “The decision not only disregards once again the unanimous advice of scientific experts,” Voorbach said, “but also ignores the [earlier] negative vote of the Dutch Parliament, the only EU [member state] parliament that discussed this proposal in depth. On behalf of all European pilots, I’d like to remind decision makers that this proposal [as it stands currently] is unsafe.”