The Russian invasion of Ukraine has confirmed fears of an upward trend in the occurrence of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) disruption events. How can we manage the new threats we face in the event of such an event?


The president of Sepla, Óscar Sanguino, and the secretary of the Trade Union, Javier Fernández-Picazo, attended the Conference of the European Cockpit Association (ECA) held on 22 and 23 June in Brussels. During the event, some usual topics were discussed, such as the presentation and approval of the accounts for the financial year 2021, and other important current issues, among which the following stood out:


The European Pilots' Association (ECA) believes that "a summer of disruptions, flight cancellations and crew fatigue has begun and is likely to worsen in the coming weeks". In a statement, ECA points out that after the years of the COVID-19 crisis, cost-cutting in the sector and the practice of social dumping, "are wreaking havoc on European aviation". The ECA conference in Brussels has therefore agreed to urge the European Commission, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), national supervisory authorities, airline managements and all other stakeholders to ensure that:


On May 12, Sepla's Aviadoras participated in the event "Whose is this?", with the aim of introducing the profession of commercial pilot to a group of 50 children from a school in Madrid. This event consisted of the children finding out who the uniforms and accessories of various professionals belonged to, without having seen them and without knowing anything about them beforehand. The volunteers were a surgeon, a firefighter, a Dakar motorcycle racer, a construction architect, a Civil Guard woman, a chess player, a merchant navy captain and an airline pilot.


The SEPLA Technical department actively participated in the first international climate conference for pilots associations to be held in person. Helping to shape and develop international policy for pilots´ associations around the world. The SEPLA DT was in London June 15 and 16. The conference had presentations from the UK Aeronautical Institute, Satavia, Cranfield University and Heart Aerospace ( Electrical commuters ). SEPLA and IFALPA´s efforts in sustainability will be the conscience of the Industry with respect to tackling climate change, ensuring benefits of air travel to humanity and business. The IFALPA Sustainable aviation fuels working draft of the position paper was advanced. The SEPLA technical rep gave a presentation to IFALPA on hydrogen.


Once again this year, Sepla and Fundación Adventia have launched the gateway course for adaptation to the Commercial Aviation and Air Operations Pilot Degree. Thanks to the agreement reached between both institutions, commercial aviation pilots with extensive experience can obtain the academic recognition of Degree by the University of Salamanca, approved throughout the European Higher Education Area.


12/12/2021 | Patrona 2021. Toda una vida volando



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