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New Zealand Pilots Plan For A Positive Future

Tuesday 31 March 2020

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) urges all in the aviation industry to work together to keep jobs here rather than lose highly skilled New Zealanders to international markets once the recovery starts.

NZALPA Statement – Over 400 New Zealand Pilots Out Of Work Due To COVID-19

Friday 20 March 2020

“Over 400 New Zealand pilots are about to “fall through the gap”, caught between Canberra and Wellington responses to the COVID-19 pandemic,” NZALPA President Captain Andrew Ridling said today.

 

Statement from NZ Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA)

Tuesday 17 March 2020

In regard to today’s developments from the effects of the COVID-19 virus pandemic on the aviation industry, New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) President Captain Andrew Ridling said:

Statement from NZ Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA) - COVID-19 Effects on NZ Pilots

Monday 16 March 2020

This afternoon New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) President Captain Andrew Ridling said:

“NZALPA have just met with Air New Zealand senior management to discuss their announcement today of significant reductions on both international and domestic routes. 


Statement from NZ Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA)

Sunday 15 March 2020

Today New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) President Captain Andrew Ridling said.

“For over a week now NZALPA has been working closely with the executive teams of all of our employer companies that we represent our members – the majority of New Zealand’s pilots and nearly every Air Traffic Controller in the country.


Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Welcome Bill to Combat Government Inaction on High-Powered Lasers

Wednesday 11 March 2020

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today welcomed the first reading of a members bill to deal with the dangerous menace of laser strikes on aircraft and control towers.

Urgent Action Needed On Auckland Airport Runways - NZALPA

Friday 7 February 2020

NZALPA welcomes reports that Auckland International Airport is reviewing its recent unexpected runway closures.

Prime Minster Delivers Erebus Apology

28 November 2019

Speech Notes from the Prime Minsters Speech at the Erebus 40th Anniversary Memorial held at Government House in Auckland 

Erebus Apology is a Game Changer - NZALPA

Thursday 28 November 2019

Today’s apology by the Government and Air New Zealand to the families of those killed in the 1979 Erebus disaster is a game changer for this country’s pilots and our entire aviation industry, according to the President of the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA), Captain Andrew Ridling.

Erebus 40th Anniversary Memorial Speech

28 November 2019

The speech by New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association President, Captain Andrew Ridling, commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Mt Erebus Disaster. 

This was delivered at a commemorative ceremony held on the anniversary at the Erebus Crew Memorial Gardens, Auckland Airport.