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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).


06. Apr Joint appeal by VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL und ACA

Stabilization of Lufthansa only possible with all employees

Joint appeal by VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL and ACAStabilization of Lufthansa only possible with all employees Today, the trade unions and associations, VC, UFO, Verdi, IGL/TGL and ACA made a joint appeal to the Lufthansa Group Executive Board. The background is the Lufthansa Group's unilateral...  Details

05. Apr Latest Information about Covid-19

With regards to the currents effects of covid-19 we would like to provide the following information. General Information regarding covid-19: World Health Organisation WHORobert Koch-Institut RKIEuropean Commission Covid-19 dailiy risk assessmemt provided by ECDC: European Centre For Disease...  Details

02. Apr Lufthansa board of directors appears to be lacking in concept and overburdened

With great incomprehension the Vereinigung Cockpit takes note of the announcement of the Lufthansa Group Executive Board not to accept the result of the short-time work negotiated with the management of Germanwings above ground. In meetings lasting several days, the Vereinigung Cockpit and the...  Details

02. Apr Vereinigung Cockpit demands comprehensive legal security for pilots on international flight duty

As the professional association of German airline pilots, the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) demands comprehensive legal security for cockpit crews in international service. It must be clear to all colleagues that they will not be subject to quarantine measures at international destinations and that they...  Details

01. Apr Pilots at Lufthansa, Germanwings and Lufthansa Aviation Training agree to short-time working

Pilots make a substantial contribution to improving the liquidity of the Lufthansa Group during the crisis / Reduction of cockpit costs by almost 50%

Today it has also been possible to agree on short-term work in the cockpits of Lufthansa, Germanwings and Lufthansa Aviation Training. Due to the special features of the working conditions and the remuneration system, as well as the fact that there had never been short-time work in the cockpits of...  Details

08. Jan VC Statement on Ukraine Internatinal Airlines PS752

With great sadness Vereinigung Cockpit received the news of the tragical accident of Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752 today.Our thoughts are with all relatives and friends of the passengers and crew.As right now there is not enough information about the disaster, we will not participate...  Details

ECA Cockpit News

Wednesday, 08. April 2020 10:21

COVID-19 crisis and its effect on aviation mental health

COVID-19 crisis and its effect on aviation mental health Airlines, aviation organisations and their employees were not prepared for a pandemic, like COVID-19. Most European and international airlines have stopped flying or are focussing on cargo flights, medical and rescue operations or return flights. Most countries have issued strict News article Apr 08, 2020

Monday, 06. April 2020 13:42

COVID-19 took my dream & my job away

COVID-19 took my dream & my job away After 8 years working with one of Europe's largest airlines on a ‘self-employment’ contract, I managed to secure new direct employment with a well-respected Long Haul Legacy airline, a career move I had been celebrating earlier this year. News article Apr 06, 2020

Monday, 06. April 2020 11:46

COVID-19 Safety Aspects

COVID-19 Safety Aspects A paper drawing together all relevant safety measures and recommendations for pilots operating in times of COVID-19. It will be updated and reissued regularly. Apr 06, 2020 COVID-19 Safety Aspects, Issue 1, 30 March