AirTanker COO Paul Kimberley and the Head of Flight Operations Kieran Roebuck:
"The introduction of the Pilot Support Programme is a great thing for industry and a real positive for AirTanker. It’s a support service that aims to keep you in good health and us flying safely. Mental health issues can affect any of us at any time and nobody is immune. It has never been more important to help our people to deal with the stresses that come with life and particularly those associated with being a long-haul pilot. The senior management teams supports the introduction of this programme and respects and endorses the confidentiality and processes that are associated with it. It’s there to support you, whether your issue is low level or more serious, if you are feeling distracted, down or under pressure, don’t hesitate to use it. Don’t let a small issue become a major issue – use the website and speak to a peer."
“The Pilot Support Programme has the unequivocal support of the BALPA company council. We view this as a commendable and positive step in ensuring the Wellbeing of Air Tankers pilots and would encourage that anyone who needs it for any reason, take advantage of this excellent confidential service.”