Aircrews’ mental health crisis the repercussion of Covid-19

Aircrews’ mental health crisis: the repercussion of Covid-19

2021-07-01

The Covid-19 pandemic has had an immense impact on civil aviation. Suddenly, pilots were forced to re-evaluate their job expectations and accept that nobody could no longer guarantee solid career progression. The devastating consequences of the pandemic have resulted in flight crews’ stress, depression or anxiety levels rising. What are the key stress factors imposed on pilots by the economic downturn, and is there any remedy? Let’s take a closer look at it in this article. Self-reported mental health In 2020, the Centre for Innovative Human Systems (CIHS), Trinity College Dublin (TCD), researched the levels of stress, depression and anxiety among employees...

Pilot Peer Support Program

The rationale behind Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-31

Dr. Ries Simons from the European Society of Aerospace Medicine said: “After extensive research and surveys, it has been proved beyond doubt that pilots are, in fact, only human.” Although pilots are often seen as “superhumans” who can cope with anything and remain calm and resilient to stressors, in reality, they can also suffer from various kinds of problems, just like other people. The Pilot Peer Support (PPSP) program aims to provide pilots with the tools and support needed to restore their mental well-being. At the heart of the program are trained pilot peers ready to help in a confidential and...

Pilot Peer Support Program

BAA Training Is the First ATO to Launch Pilot Peer Support Program

2021-05-14

Highlights: BAA Training is the first ATO to introduce a Pilot Peer Support Program (PPSP) to improve pilots’‎ psychological well-being. The program complying with the highest standards set out by EASA has been approved by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) of Malta. Developed in cooperation with Avia Solutions Group’s‎ airlines, Avion Express and KlasJet, the program primarily aims to assist their pilots with expert peer support in times of need. Taking care of its students’ and flight instructors’ emotional well-being, BAA Training will shortly make the program available to them as well. BAA Training is the first ATO to launch a...