I thought I’d been really careful. I’d worn a mask and sanitized my hands whenever I’d been handling objects outside my home. I’d followed all the rules and successfully managed to work in the simulator, in the classroom and stay in hotels provided by my company after the ini
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13 Jan 2021
04 Jan 2021
The UK aviation industry has been decimated by Covid-19, and the effect the virus has had globally. As at the time of writing, the government has still failed to provide specific, targeted help for this industry, with Grant Shapps et al giving assurances in the Commons on nume
22 Dec 2020
Many people are asking what they can do to help out through this terrible pandemic. Pilots are generally resilient self-reliant people who can solve problems and take charge in a crisis.
15 Dec 2020
The IPA does not usually comment on articles in the media. However, the BBC has today published an aviation article that is misleading from start to finish ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-55313504) .
01 Dec 2020
Pilots across the UK aviation industry recognise the importance of Union membership and continue to join the IPA. With over 20 years' experience representing members irrespective of their employer, the IPA will represent your best interests in the event of an employment issue.
06 Nov 2020
The Government’s announcement of an extension to the Furlough scheme is welcome news for everyone employed in the aviation sector but the impact of COVID, its lockdowns and travel restrictions is so great that the sector remains in a perilous state.
04 Nov 2020
Whilst the extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, and its reinstatement that will mirror the position in August is to be welcomed, specific help for the aviation sector remains absent from any discussions. The Jet Zero Council has a focus on green air travel, but t
20 Oct 2020
There is no getting away from the fact that coronavirus has had a devastating impact on economies globally. Easing restrictions has resulted in many industries opening again subject to being ‘covid safe’, but the aviation industry continues to suffer.
29 Sep 2020
There are two recurring themes in our conversations with members at the moment. The first, unsurprisingly, is the newly announced Job Support Scheme (JSS) from the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak. A cursory glance at the Gov.UK website this morning brings up a four-page document, and only three of thos
23 Sep 2020
As we head out of the summer months, it is an opportunity to reflect on the last 6 months of what has been the most challenging year so far that many of us have ever experienced.