A survey among European pilots show a generally positive perception of safety culture, but pilots also voice concerns over fatigue.
The survey was conducted by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and Eurocontrol among 7,239 pilots from across European nations; approximately 14 per cent of Europe’s total commercial pilot population,
The results show among others that perceptions of safety culture are generally positive amongst pilots. A total of 82% felt SOPs were appropriate for supporting safe operations, and 81% did not feel they had to take risks that made them feel uncomfortable about safety.
The vast majority did not feel they had to take risks that made them feel uncomfortable about safety, and they indicated a high degree of confidence in their colleagues.
Concerns were voiced over fatigue. Over half of respondents thought that pilots in their company are often tired at work. Just over 60% reported comfortable to complete a fatigue report