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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 Minister Delivers Erebus Apology

28 November 2019

Speech Notes from the Prime Minister's 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.

Revamped Website Launched To Mark 40th Anniversary Of Erebus

Wednesday 27 November 2019

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) has revamped the website to mark the 40th anniversary of the Erebus disaster.


NZALPA Stands By Jetstar Pilots

25 September 2019

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) rapidly went into support Jetstar’s regional pilots following Jetstar New Zealand Regional Limited’s (Jetstar Regional) announcement today that it was proposing to cease those New Zealand based operations on 30 November.

Air Line Pilots’ Association Reaches Out To Help Embattled CAA

26 June 2019

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) is offering its support and resources to the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Transport Minister Phil Twyford as the regulatory body comes under increasing criticism.

Civil Aviation Improvements Must Continue, Not Just Following Major Accidents – Pilots’ Union

23 May 2019

Changes to the way the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) manages safety inspections have been welcomed by the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) but pilots are cautioning that these improvements must continue, not just occur in the wake of tragic accidents.

Massey Flight Instructors' Industrial Action Continues

2 April 2019

After months of industrial action, an unresponsive employer, and an industry desperate for trainers, NZALPA tells of the frustration, delay tactics and minimal offers around top instructors’ expired employment agreement.

New Zealand Air Traffic Controllers Will Not Replace Fijian Colleagues – Union

26 March 2019

New Zealand’s Air Traffic Controllers will resist any call to replace their colleagues in Fiji while the Fijians undertake action in response to unsuccessfully requesting to re-enter negotiations about their employment terms and conditions with their employer, the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) announced today.