Vereinigung Cockpit

Pilot union


Vereinigung Cockpit is the association of airline pilots and flight engineers in Germany. Today, it represents the interests of approximately 10.000 cockpit crew members from all German airlines (even during their training) as well as commercial helicopter pilots.

The fundamental objectives of the VC are to contribute to the welfare of civil aviation as well as to ensure and pursue the interests of its members regarding professional and collective bargaining policies. Among other things, we achieve this by:

  • influencing legislation,
  • concluding collective wage agreements,
  • participating in decision-making regarding salary terms and other conditions of employment,
  • informing the public about the professional, sociopolitical and economic situation of cockpit crews.