Safer Skies

Promoting safety for passengers and workers

Aviation is a very safe form of transport, but accidents can be devastating. Aviation workers are experts on their industry, and they play a vital role in keeping passengers safe. In an emergency they are there to protect passengers. ETF works to ensure that all aviation workers have the training and rest needed for peak performance. We also bring workers’ perspectives to the international bodies which establish safety rules for the sector.

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Drones and aviation safety

Drones, or unmanned aircraft, are an ever more common presence in Europe’s skies. They certainly have a role to play in the future of aviation, but safety must be the primary concern. Take a look at our comprehensive policy on drones and remotely piloted aircraft.

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ETF and the European Aviation Safety Agency

Aviation workers have unique on-the-job expertise on aviation safety, and ultimately they will make any safety rules a success. That is why we believe that workers should have a central role in EASA. Our mission is to ensure that the vital regulations which govern aviation reflect the needs, views and knowledge of aviation workers – defending both staff and passengers from unrestrained commercial interests.

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Flight time limitations: Stop overworking European aircrew!

Aircrew – pilots and cabin crew – require keen focus to avoid any accidents and react quickly if dangerous incidents occur. Flight time limitations are supposed to ensure that aircrew are sufficiently rested to undertake their work. ETF has always been in favour of European-wide flight time limitations for aircrew, and we bring expertise and experience to the rulemaking process.

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