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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.

 

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.