The fundamental objectives of the VC are contributing to the welfare and safety of civil aviation as well as ensuring and pursuing the interests of its members regarding technical affairs and industrial affairs.

Among other things, we achieve this by influencing legislation, concluding collective wage agreements, participating in decision-making for the composition of salary terms and other conditions of employment, informing the public about the professional, sociopolitical and economic situation of cockpit crews.

In addition to that more than 130 honorary members are involved with the establishment and provision of extensive professional expertise within the VC in line with various committees, which meet at regular intervals, to ensure the exchange of information and to deal with current topics, e.g. the SafeSKY Initiative.

VC is a member of the European Cockpit Association (ECA) and the International Federation of Airline Pilots (IFALPA).

News

19. Sep Etihad Partner Pilots meet in Brussels to discuss the future of the network

Etihad Airways Partner Pilots Group (EAPP) continues to take stock of the developments at the airlines and is looking forward to intensify cooperation with the airlines. At the latest meeting, hosted by the European Cockpit Association, the pilot group focused in particular on the ongoing processes...  Details

15. Sep New Ryanair Contracts – a step back in time!

After a number of Ryanair pilots‘ homes as well as offices of temporary employment companies were searched by the authorities in recent weeks, Ryanair has now offered new employment contracts to pilots in Germany. A first analysis of these contracts however, has shown that they are not compatible...  Details

13. Aug No further talks between VC and Lufthansa

After exhaustive discussions between Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) and Lufthansa, which at first seemed to be fruitful, VC is now forced to realize that there is no virtue in continuing these discussions.VC is willing to do its part to maintain the competitiveness of the Lufthansa Group. However, if...  Details

09. Jun Fourth "Etihad Airways Partner Pilots" Meeting

On 19th May 2016 SwissALPA hosted the "EAPP Meeting" in Zürich. It was attended by the professional associations representing the pilots of Etihad Airways Partner airlines in Europe and the European Cockpit Association (ECA). The main goal of this initiative is to strive for uniform...  Details

01. Feb Etihad Airways Partner Pilots Meeting in Rome

On January 25th the third EAPP meeting was held in Rome, hosted by ANPAC, with the participation of European professional pilots' associations of Etihad Airways Partners.During the meeting several arguments of common interest were discussed with a broad exchange of information about industrial,...  Details

09. Oct Etihad Airways Partner Pilots Meeting

For the second meeting of the Etihad Airways Partner Pilots representatives of the responsible associations met in Vienna on October 6th. The now regular meeting is popular amongst its participants and has a great potential for a highly productive exchange of information.  Details

ECA Cockpit News

Wednesday, 07. December 2016 13:46

Low cost = low safety culture?

Low cost and cargo airlines stand out in European aviation – with significantly lower safety culture and high number of fatigued pilots in the cockpit – compared e.g. to network airlines. These are among the findings revealed in the largest ever independent study among pilots in Europe, carried out by the London School of Economics and Politics (LSE) and EUROCONTROL within the framework of the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 (Future Sky Safety programme). read more

Monday, 14. November 2016 14:26

Shout out to drone enthusiasts

Monday, 14. November 2016 13:08

Are we training the right people?

What does it take to be an airline pilot? Being a team player might help, also being able to work and take decisions under stress, or covering several tasks at the same time. For sure, it is not enough to simply love flying. An airline pilot needs a lot of skills. And if one of these is missing, s/he will know, sooner rather than later during their career. read more

IFALPA News

Friday, 28. October 2016 17:53

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Thursday, 03. December 2015 14:45

IFALPA Monthly Update - December 2015

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Thursday, 03. December 2015 14:41

IFALPA Monthly Update - October 2015

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