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Pilots Safety Fears As Government Votes Down High-Powered Laser Bill And Airways Proposes To Slash Air Traffic Control By A Third

17 June 2020

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) fear even more safety downgrades for members and the travelling public with the voting down today of a private bill to deal with the dangerous menace of laser strikes on aircraft and control towers. 

COVID-19 Air Travel: NZALPA Supports ICAO Universal Recommendations

03 June 2020

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today recommended that New Zealand adopts the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) universal measures to help combat transmission of COVID-19 on aircraft. 

New Zealand Pilots Join IATA Call To Remove ‘Empty Middle Seat’ Policy

19 May 2020

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today announced its full support of health and safety alternatives to leaving the ‘middle seats’ empty as advocated by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and announced by the QANTAS group today.

NZALPA: Serious Safety Concerns Outlined On Airways Proposal

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today released details of its serious safety concerns with the proposal by the State Owned Enterprise Airways to remove air traffic services from seven regions,*  and the decision NZALPA believes Airways has made to put costs savings ahead of the safety of the travelling public and its own members.

NZALPA Jet Pilots Ratify Negotiated Deal With Air New Zealand In Wake Of Pandemic

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) has reached agreement with Air New Zealand on the careers of more than a thousand of its jet pilot members employed by the airline.

 

Petition to save Sounds Air

Kaikōura National MP Stuart Smith has launched a petition to help save Sounds Air.

Statement from the New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA)

Thursday 09 April 2020

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


“The announcement by State Owned Enterprise Airways to remove air traffic services from seven regions* is a decision to put money ahead of the safety of the travelling public.

 

Statement from the New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association (NZALPA)

Tuesday 07 April 2020

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

“Yesterday NZALPA met several times with Air New Zealand CEO Mr Greg Foran and his executive team to continue our discussions on cost-cutting measures relating to the effects on the airline from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

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.