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The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association Newsletter.

Upcoming events

New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association Annual Conference


20-22 June 2017, Sudima Hotel, Christchurch Airport

Keep up to date with the latest industry developments and challenges, and stay informed of the plans and progress your union representatives have made at NZALPA’s biggest event of the year. The three-day conference will include presentations, panel discussions and plenary and sub-committee sessions.

The conference is also a time to thank newly retired members for their contribution to NZALPA, as well as recognise and honour individual outstanding contributions to aviation with the presentation of the prestigious Jim Collins Memorial Award and the Greg Vujcich Memorial Award.

It’s a great opportunity to meet or catch-up with fellow pilots and air traffic controllers, discuss the important issues and have your say. A cocktail event is held on the evening of the first day, with invited guests including MPs and industry stakeholders, while there is a conference dinner on day two. NZALPA invites members from throughout New Zealand to come together for the Christchurch-hosted conference – the peak decision-making event of the year.

More information on discussion points and themes will be published in upcoming editions of Uplink and online.

International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers’ Association (IFATCA) Conference


19-21 October 2017, Amora Hotel, Wellington

NZALPA is proud to host this year’s Asia-Pacific IFATCA conference, which will bring together more than 100 air traffic controllers (ATCs) to discuss important issues that affect air safety and efficiency.

IFATCA represents more than 50,000 professional ATCs from more than 100 countries. The increase in air traffic in the Asia Pacific region is forecast to be significantly higher than any other region in the world over the next 10 years, and the industry needs to establish ways to cope together. The conference will include representatives from the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO), who will discuss wider international issues affecting the industry and profession.

Key speakers and discussion topics to be announced in the coming months in Uplink and online.




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