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PILOTS AND AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS’ ASK ‘HOW’S YOUR DAY’?

12 October 2018

How’s your day it’s a simple question – but one with a big impact and one that should be asked more often among men and women working in New Zealand’s growing aviation industry.


Global pilot shortage affects NZ

Radio NZ interview with NZALPA President, Tim Robinson, about the global pilot shortage.

'CRITICAL SAFETY ROLES OPERATE WITHOUT ACCESS TO BASIC HUMAN NEED’ – AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS TELL SELECT COMMITTEE

Wednesday, 16 May 2018                                                                                                                  

Many of the country’s Air Traffic Controller (ATCs) men and women are carrying out their essential safety-critical roles without the certainty of even taking a regular toilet break, the union representing the country’s ATCs told the Education and Workforce Select Committee today.  

“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.