Arbitration decision - pilot upper age

Posted on 15 August 2013

Arbitration decision - pilot upper age

Earlier this year, a dispute with some affected pilots about the BPA rule on pilot upper age introduced on 1 April was referred for arbitration by Sport Resolutions UK. The hearing took place on 29 July. The Arbitrator has found in favour of the applicant pilots.  Arbitration decision in full (pdf, 226 KB). Martin Soulsby, BPA Chair, said “We note the Arbitrator’s decision and will give effect to it by immediately striking out the new rule on pilot upper age and reverting to the former rule that applied until 31 March 2013. ...  [continued - click on 'More' below]

...We shall carefully consider the Arbitrator’s observations on arrangements going forward. I am naturally disappointed that the arbitration did not find for the BPA - our motivation was a genuine desire to improve safety. We will now carefully study the reasons underlying this decision and the lessons we can learn from them in our approach to the management of risk in our sport.”

Updated 30 August 2013

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