Civil Air Transport

Welcome to the section of the website for members working in civil aviation.

Civil aviation is one the largest and most critical sectors for the UK economy. Unite is the dominant union within civil aviation, with the largest membership found in every area of the industry - from engineering and cabin crew to check-in and administration.

Unite provides you with a strong campaigning voice in the dynamic and ever-changing airline industry.

By being part of Unite the union you can help affect and shape the future of UK aviation.

Oliver Richardson, national officer

Sinead Whiston, a human factors researcher from Dublin City University, is currently conducting research on the effectiveness of changes made to Flight Time Limitations from the perception of crew (Pilots and Cabin Crew) in Europe. The survey takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and all information is strictly confidential. The aim of the research is to evaluate if crew perceive the changes made to Flight Time Limitations as positive, neutral or negative relating to fatigue and safety. This study also looks at the principles of Just Culture, in order to see if the reporting systems which crew operate are linked to there rating of changes made to FTLs. There are a number of short stand alone questions relating to the direct reporting of fatigue and evaluation of fatigue management training. If you wish to complete the survey, please click here.

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Cabin Crew

Unite the union for cabin crew

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Airport advisory group

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Baggage Handlers

Ground Handling

Ground handling sub group

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CAT Engineering

Engineering advisory group

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Aircraft in flight


Links to useful information in the various airlines

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Unite news digest


Sector news

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Aviation Tax (image of a paper plane made from a £10 note)

Air Passenger Duty

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A Collection of Logos of organisations Unite CAT Supports

outside organisation...

Links to a range of outside campaigns or organisations to which Unite support

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policy & campaigns

Details of Unite activity in the sector

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