BALPA advises potential pilots to delay pilot training and use modular route
November 20, 2020 Pilot demand

BALPA advises potential pilots to delay pilot training and use modular route

Pilots’ union BALPA has advised anyone considering starting a pilot training course to delay, saying that students may pay around £100,000 for training with no guarantee of a job once they have qualified.BALPA’s Head of Membership an...

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training
February 14, 2020 Training finance

BALPA is calling on the UK government to remove the hurdle of the cost of commercial pilot training

The British Airline Pilots’ Association has used National Apprenticeship Week to urge airlines and the UK government to get an apprenticeship programme for pilots fully operational.The week, which took place from 3 to 9 February, had...

Jet2 maternity pay conditions
December 5, 2019 Airlines

Jet2 improved pilot’s maternity leave conditions following the BALPA Baby on Board campaign

BALPA, the British Airline Pilots Association, has praised airline Jet2 for heeding its Baby on Board campaign to enhance maternity pay for women pilots. Following the campaign, the airline has made improvements in its maternity / patern...

IFALPA pilot conference in Manchester (2021)
July 29, 2019 Events

Manchester to host a prestigious conference for pilots and aviation experts in 2021

There will take place a prestigious four-day IFALPA annual conference for nearly 500 participants from the aviation industry in Manchester in 2021. The event is intended for pilots and aviation experts to discuss current problems and imp...

Pilot apprenticeship
March 11, 2019 Regulations

Apprenticeships for pilots in the UK, soon you can save up to £27000 on your training

British Airline Pilots Association announced that they had aided by setting a very new standard of airline pilot training financing option in the UK. The new apprenticeship system, created by a team consisted of leading aviation employer...

British Airways female pilot
February 18, 2019 Regulations

Baby on board: BALPA calls for better maternity pay

Female pilots deserve to be supported by airlines, give them better maternity pay! This is the standpoint of BALPA, The British Airline Pilots Association. According to the association, most of airlines do not pay enough to female pilots...