UK pilots’ union BALPA has criticized national regulators’ airspace policies, saying there must be “a uniform level of safety, not one decided in secret”. BALPA has also called for “global leadership” from the ICAO in flight operations in proximity to areas of hostility. BALPA General Secretary Jim McAuslan said: “Individual pilots looking at their flight plans need to have absolute confidence that the right calls are being made. The process behind the choice of airspace routing is based on a risk assessment, both by a country’s national aviation security services in the advice that they give to their airlines, and

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