Pilots respond to EU Commission statement on Flight Times


On 30 September, following the rejection of the Flight Time rules by the EP Transport Committee, the EU Commission circulated a press statement urging for a debate on the proposed rules “not based on misleading scare stories and false claims”. European pilots fully agree.

With only two days before the vote in EP Plenary (9 Oct), the time to have this debate is today. This is why ECA put together comments by those who will have to fly under these flight time rules. This note is intended to contribute to an open and transparent communication based on facts. It addresses the Commission’s claims that its proposal is based on the “latest scientific and technical evidence” and “best safety practices from all EU Member States”.

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Click here to download ECA comments on EU Commission Press Release