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Atypical Pilot Employment Survey

Old 3rd Sep 2014, 19:20
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Atypical Pilot Employment Survey

New forms of employment in the aviation sector are currently subject to an independent scientific study conducted by Ghent University (Department of Social Law). This study is co-financed by the European Commission and is carried out on behalf of the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation, which comprises the social partners from the airlines, both employers and employees.

Airlines, pilot associations and trade unions from across Europe welcome this study and call upon their pilots to actively contribute to the online survey. If you are a pilot, we would highly appreciate your participation.
You can find the online survey here, which will take approximately 12 minutes of your time to fill in. Ghent University, the European Commission, and the European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation thank you in advance for your participation!


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Old 5th Jun 2020, 07:55
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This is one of the previous research projects done by Ghent University, Social law department: University of Ghent study on Atypical Employment in Aviation (2015) -Y. Jorens, D. Gillis, L. Valcke & J. De Coninck, ‘Atypical Forms of Employment in the Aviation Sector’, European Social Dialogue, European Commission, 2015.
Results used and presented before the European Commission, European Sectoral Social Dialogue Committee for Civil Aviation.

I will give some main conclusions of this research in a few posts.Via the means of a completed survey aimed at pilots, which resulted in both quantitative and qualitative data from 6633 respondents, an overview was obtained of the contemporary forms of atypical employment relations in aviation and the effects these have.

In total, 6633 respondents participated in this study. 15.1% of respondents indicated that they are French, 15% Dutch and 11.1% to have British nationality. The largest group of respondents gave stated that they are between 30 and 40 years old (30%) and that they have more than 10 years (<1000 flight hours) of flight experience (63%). The data shows that certain age groups have a much higher chance to work for certain types of airlines, for example more respondents from the younger age categories reported to fly for a Low-Fare Airline (LFA). Next to that, the largest group of respondents in this study stated that they work for a network airline (45%). The second largest group of respondents indicated they fly for an LFA. The top 5 of airlines that the respondents reported to work for is as follows: 1. Ryanair, 2. Air France, 3. KLM, 4. SAS, 5. Easyjet.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 10:01
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Thank you for your work.

I remember specifically this survey. Back in the day we had an internal email in WZZ warning us not to reply to such questionnaires. Of course many of us did, but it shows some airline's attitude towards their crew.
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Old 5th Jun 2020, 10:06
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Thank you so much for your kind response! We are conducting a follow-up study in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that a lot of cockpit and cabin crew members are again willing to participate.

For further information and participation, we like to refer to the website impactcovidaviationsector.weebly.com.

Thank you so much in advance!

Last edited by UGentSurvey; 6th Jun 2020 at 09:13. Reason: so people know where to find the new study
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