Pilots have welcomed the re-appointment of Robert Goodwill MP (pictured, right) as aviation minister and Patrick McLoughlin as transport secretary.
Both retained their positions at the Department for Transport following the Conservative general election victory.
British Airline Pilots’ Association (Balpa) general secretary, Jim McAuslan, said: “Pilots look forward to working with the minister and secretary of state to continue to deliver the high-quality, safe and growing aviation industry vital to economic growth across the UK.
“There are challenges we need to face together such as fatigue, training and long term improvements to flight safety.
“There are also opportunities on the horizon to be seized including increasing aviation capacity, connecting the UK better within our regions and with emerging business and travel markets and providing quality careers for future generations of pilots.
“The aviation minister has already demonstrated that he respects the experienced and expert view of pilots and the role they play in making flying safe and comfortable for UK passengers. We look forward to continuing this constructive relationship.”
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