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The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association Newsletter.

Upcoming Events

IFALPA Conference

16-19 March 2018, Luxembourg

NZALPA representatives will join aviation delegates from around the world at the 73rd International Federation of Air Line Pilots Associations (IFALPA) Conference. High on the agenda will be discussions around safety, risk, services and support in the aviation industry. As well as debate on topics such as Open Skies, the conference allows the opportunity for key people from aviation industry to talk about international aviation. Highlights will feature in an upcoming edition of Uplink


IFATCA Conference

19-23 March 2018, Accra, Ghana

NZALPA representatives will be attending the 57th global IFATCA conference. Conference highlights will feature in an upcoming edition of Uplink.


Warbirds Over Wanaka

30 March- 1 April, Wanaka

NZALPA will be at this year’s Warbirds Over Wanaka air show celebrating the events’ 30th anniversary. We will be located within the Aviation Training Mart at Stall 6.

More information will be available online.


International Council of Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association 29th World Assembly

25-29 March 2018, Rydges Hotel, Queenstown

The International Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association is holding its 29th World Assembly in Queenstown.  The four day event will be hosted from March 25 2018, and followed by the popular Warbirds Over Wanaka.

Delegates from all over the world have registered to attend the assembly, where they will discuss medical standards for private pilots, technology impacts on flying and the popularity of RPAS/drones.

For more information and registration details please see http://www.iaopa2018.com/


NZALPA Annual Conference

19-21 June 2018, Rydges Hotel, Auckland

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, the Greg Vujcich Memorial Award and the Stewart Cameron 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 Auckland-hosted conference – the peak decision-making event of the year.

Registration will be available online this year and will be accessible from April.

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


Interest-based bargaining courses

  • 1 - 3 May 2018
  • 31 July - 2 August 2018
  • 13 - 15 November 2018

The interest-based bargaining course, also known as principled negotiation, has been designed by the NZALPA advocate team who attended the Harvard Programme on Negotiation in 2016. Participants will be taught how to get the most out of negotiations and to create better outcomes.

If you are interested in coming along to an interest-based bargaining course please get in touch with Kyrie Gausden – legal.secretary@nzalpa.org.nz.

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