Latest Media Releases

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.

NZALPA Saddened by Pilot and Instructor Deaths

26 March 2019

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is deeply saddened by the death of two pilots, including a member who was a much respected pilot and instructor. 


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


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.