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IPA Chairman Richard Lotinga

In response to ongoing proposed European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) plans to change Flight Time Limitations (FTLs), the UK pilot union, the Independent Pilots Association (IPA) has this week released a documentary film entitled ‘Pilot Fatigue’ on the serious and ongoing issue of crew fatigue.

The film is being sent to every Lord, MP and aviation interested party to ensure everyone is aware of the serious consequences of failing to have properly created, science based, FTLs.

‘Pilot Fatigue’ is the story of the multi billion dollar global aviation industry transporting people around the world 24 hours every day, There is a very real and growing problem of pilot fatigue along with the all too real consequences when something does go wrong. 'Pilot Fatigue' lets you relive the consequences of a flight that was impacted by pilot fatigue. An experience you will never forget.

‘Pilot Fatigue’ explores the lives and hidden pressures of today’s commercial airline pilots and looks at the industry conflicting responses to an issue which if ignored can ultimately lead to catastrophic consequences that could affect anyone traveling by air today. The continued growth of the aviation industry to meet the demands of 21st century air travel cannot afford to ignore when a pilot is too tired to fly, make decisions and land your plane. While pilots globally are speaking out and demanding change, many in industry cannot see a problem. The consequences of disregarding this problem cannot be ignored.

The Independent Pilots Association General Secretary, Captain Tristan Loraine stated today:

“Aircraft from around the globe share busy UK airspace. Many aircraft come from countries with totally different crew limitations to those in the UK. Every aircraft flying today, anywhere in the world, should be flown by crews working to flight time limitations backed up by scientific research and not based on commercial economic needs. Pilot unions around the world have been raising the issue of Pilot Fatigue for many years. To ignore the message, sooner or later will again result in unnecessary loss of life.”

For more information or to request a media copy of the film, please contact the Head Office on: 01444 441149 or the General Secretary on 07968 213862


The Independent Pilots Association
The Old Refectory
The Priory
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 3LB

Tel: 01444 441149
Fax: 01444 441192

office@ipapilot.com

www.ipapilot.com



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