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    Getreu diesem Grundprinzip setzt sich die Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) seit 1969 für die Verbesserung der Sicherheit in der Luftfahrt ein.

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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

Pilot Careers fair in Berlin

We will be there!

On September 16th, 2017 the Pilots Careers fair will take place in Berlin, for everybody who is interested in becoming an airline pilot. We, the German Pilots' Association, will be there, too. You are welcome to visit us!  Details

23. Dec Etihad Airways Partner Pilots gather in Rome

On Friday, Dec. 16th the representatives for the Etihad Airways Partner Pilots (EAPP) in Europe convened for the 6th time. The meeting was set in Rome, hosted by the Italian professional pilots’ association ANPAC.

As in the past, all participants enjoyed bringing each other up to speed on what the numerous airline members of the Etihad equity alliance were going through. The continuous consolidation of the Eu-ropean market and its impact on European network and holiday carriers is in a constant state of...  Details

19. Dec Pilots of Ryanair in Germany join together

The German based pilots of the airline Ryanair founded a Company Council today under the umbrella of the German Airline Pilots Association (Vereinigung Cockpit) (VC).

For the first time, Ryanair pilots are organizing themselves in Germany in order to avoid the airline's questionable treatment of its employees. The goal will be to positively influence Ryanair's employment conditions. "What is self-evident for other employees in Germany, we must first achieve...  Details

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

ECA Cockpit News

Tuesday, 19. September 2017 09:47

Ireland & EU Flight Safety Rules on Pilot Fatigue

Ireland & EU Flight Safety Rules on Pilot Fatigue In short: EU Flight Time Limitation rules set a mandatory limit of 900 flight hours per calendar year, to prevent cumulative air crew fatigue from endangering flight safety. Press release Sep 19, 2017

Thursday, 14. September 2017 14:13

Ryanair’s Irish fiction refuted by European Court of Justice

Ryanair’s Irish fiction refuted by European Court of Justice European pilots welcome the landmark judgement by the Court of Justice of the European Union in the case of air crew against Ryanair and its temporary staff agency Crewlink. The decision brings a definitive end to Ryanair’s fiction of considering a Ryanair plane as Irish territory, with Press release Sep 14, 2017

Tuesday, 12. September 2017 11:01

Becoming a pilot: good or bad career choice?

Becoming a pilot: good or bad career choice? Glamorous, challenging, rewarding, inspiring… The job of a commercial airline pilot is often described with an unending string of superlatives. While the pilot profession still continues to be one of the most attractive and challenging jobs, it has certainly lost some of its glory, the job Press release Sep 12, 2017

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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