The meeting covered several important safety issues, including; peer support programmes and pilot mental health, lasers, SAFA inspection programme.
Additionally, ERA’s top five safety concerns were discussed, namely; airborne conflict, loss of control, fire and smoke, cyber security and conflict zones.
Challenges for ERA’s airline members surrounding Brexit and technical operations matters, examiner differences, research on pilots over 60 years old and revising the SPI Regulation final report were also addressed.
Montserrat Barriga, director general, ERA, said, “While the aviation industry’s safety record is exceptional, it is constantly working to improve its standards. We are working with EASA to preserve the highest level of safety in European airspace, addressing current and future challenges and delivering real results.”