The Professional Pilots Union

The Professional Pilots Union

Now representing pilots across all UK airlines.
The PPU was created as a direct response to the clear need, as declared by thousands of professional pilots across the airline industry, for a more genuine representative union – one that keeps the real interests of its members at heart.
Run by pilots, for pilots, we are an organisation that places the real interests of you, your career and your future at the core of everything we do. We are integrity-driven, determined to put pilots first, enhancing the status, pay and working conditions of every pilots in the UK.
By doing this, we not only safeguard passengers, but we also protect the reputation of the airlines that you, our members, should proudly represent.
“The PPU has been created in direct response to the clearly stated need for a union that puts the member at the very centre of its being.”
“The PPU policy is to participate in constructive engagement and negotiation with airline employers to achieve mutually acceptable settlements.”

Become a member

What makes the PPU unique, and the union for all, from cadets to

We are an independent union that is free from any ties to airlines, which means
we are able to act in our members’ interests at all times. Do you want to be part
of a union that puts pilots first?



Our FAQ page covers some of our most
commonly asked questions. If your query
isn’t answered, please don’t hesitate to get in
As a member of the PPU, you will receive full
support on any grievance, legal issue or
crisis. We have negotiated a bespoke Group
Commercial Legal Expenses Insurance
policy, via the PPU, for our members.
What makes the PPU unique?
Strong, independent representation
Better working conditions
Increased passenger safety
A union that puts pilots first.