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“WE’VE HAD ENOUGH” NZ PILOTS CALL FOR THE COMPLETE PROHIBITION ON POSSESSION OF LASER DEVICES

18 April 2018

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today called for the prohibition of high-powered laser pointers following two more reported incidences of flight crew and passenger lives being put in danger through reckless use of the devices.   


Drone incident at AKL airport: NZALPA calls again for registration/licencing of operators

6 March 2018

A drone that caused 20 aircraft to divert landing at New Zealand’s biggest air transport hub, including an Air New Zealand flight from Tokyo to Auckland forced to divert 500 km away to Palmerston North, has appalled the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA).

IFALPA President's Message

IFALPA President's Message

New Years message from IFALPA President, Captain Ron Abel.

IFALPA Safety Bulletin: Potential CPDLC Message Delivery Latency

IFALPA Safety Bulletin: Potential CPDLC Message Delivery Latency

IFALPA has been made aware that flight crews have no access to information indicating the time of transmission of uplinked CPDLC messages. The possibility of a delayed message cannot be ruled out which could lead to an old clearance being delivered past its validity time or to the wrong aircraft. 

NZ pilots welcome custodial sentence for laser strike

1 DECEMBER 2017

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today applauded the record prison sentence of five months handed down by a British court to a man who pointed a laser at a police helicopter.

Pilots delighted at Supreme Court decision on Wellington Airport safety

21 DECEMBER 2017

The New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) was today delighted at the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Court of Appeal decision on the safety areas required at major airports in New Zealand. 

Ryanair Agrees To Recognise Pilot Unions To Avoid Widespread Customer Disruptions Over Christmas Period

Ryanair today (Fri 15 Dec) announced that it has written to the pilot unions in Ireland, the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and Portugal inviting each of them to talks to recognise these unions as the representative body for pilots in Ryanair in each of these countries, as long as they establish Committees of Ryanair pilots to deal with Ryanair issues, as Ryanair will not engage with pilots who fly for competitor airlines in Ireland or elsewhere.

IFALPA Press Release: IFALPA Supports ALPA-I's Assistance to Ryanair Pilots

IFALPA Press Release: IFALPA Supports ALPA-I's Assistance to Ryanair Pilots

MONTREAL, Canada –The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) strongly supports the decision made by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA-I) to provide financial, logistical and staff support for the recent unionization efforts by pilots at Europe’s Ryanair.

Pilots deliver submission to Supreme Court on Wellington Airport safety

24 August 2017

The New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) has today asked the Supreme Court to uphold and confirm the recent Court of Appeal decision on the safety areas required at major airports in New Zealand.

Pay Inequity For Air New Zealand Pilots To Continue

14 July 2017

Pay Inequity For Air New Zealand Pilots To Continue

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) expressed its disappointment today at the decision of the Supreme Court of New Zealand to uphold the Court of Appeal’s jurisdiction to overturn the contractual right of all Air New Zealand’s Second Officer and Boeing 737 (B737) First Officer Pilots to be paid the same increase in remuneration regardless of union affiliation.