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New Zealand Air Traffic Controllers Reach Out To Unpaid Colleagues

16 January 2019

As the US government shutdown nears the end of its third week, New Zealand’s Air Traffic Controllers were among the wider membership of the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) who reached out with messages of support to American colleagues – none of whom have been paid in the US since December 22, 2018. 

Safety and workload concerns over NZ airspace closures

10 January 2019

 The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) has concerns due to the increased numbers of New Zealand airspace closures recently. 

Report Finds Serious Shake-Up Needed in Aviation Training

8 January 2019

New Zealand’s approach to pilot training and career progression needs a shake-up if its going to meet burgeoning demand and continue the industry’s significant contribution to our economy, a pivotal study has found.

IFALPA Position Paper: Use of Social Media by Pilots

Background

The omnipresence of social media in modern society has blurred the separation between our working lives and our personal lives. As innocent as posting a status update or a short comment may seem, what people do and say on social media can have serious consequences. 

IFALPA is extremely concerned with the potential risk taken by pilots who are unknowingly putting their own flying career – and that of their colleagues – in jeopardy. Although this is not a new problem, the speed and extent at which the information spreads is unprecedented.

PILOTS DEMAND END TO ALLEGED BULLYING AT AUCKLAND RESCUE HELICOPTER TRUST

7 December 2018

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots‘ Association is demanding an end to alleged bullying and harassment at the Auckland Rescue Helicopter Trust and wants an inquiry into both the Trust’s management and its governance board.

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).