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Massey flight instructors industrial action continues

Tuesday, 2 April 2019, 9:28 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

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. Despite a world-wide pilot shortage ... More >>

NZ Air Traffic controllers will not replace Fiji colleagues

Thursday, 28 March 2019, 9:18 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

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, ... More >>

NZALPA saddened by pilot and instructor deaths

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 5:15 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

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. Peter Callagher, 27, was one of two experienced pilots flying a Diamond DA- 42 Twin Star ... More >>

Air Traffic Controllers Reach Out to Unpaid Colleagues

Wednesday, 16 January 2019, 4:54 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

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 ... More >>

Safety And Workload Concerns Over NZ Airspace Closures

Thursday, 10 January 2019, 9:20 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

Safety And Workload Concerns Over NZ Airspace Closures The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) has concerns due to the increased numbers of New Zealand airspace closures recently. The frequent closures of various Airspace Sectors are ... More >>

Report Finds Serious Shake-up Needed in Aviation Training

Tuesday, 8 January 2019, 9:47 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

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. More >>

Pilots Call for Prohibition on Possession of Laser Devices

Wednesday, 18 April 2018, 6:36 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

“We’ve Had Enough” NZ Pilots Call for the Complete Prohibition on Possession of Laser Devices The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today called for the prohibition of high-powered laser pointers following two more reported incidences ... More >>

Pilots Delighted at Supreme Court Decision on Wgtn Airport

Thursday, 21 December 2017, 5:14 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilot’s Association (NZALPA) was today delighted at the Supreme Court ruling to uphold the Court of Appeal decision on the safety areas required at major airports in New Zealand. More >>

Pay Inequity for Air New Zealand Pilots to Continue

Friday, 14 July 2017, 1:05 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

Pay Inequity for Air New Zealand Pilots to Continue The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) expressed its disappointment today at the decision of the Supreme Court of New Zealand to uphold the Court of Appeal’s jurisdiction to overturn the ... More >>

NZALPA Delighted At Ruling on WIAL Runway Extension

Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 12:35 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today expressed their delight at the Court of Appeal decision for the Director of Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to reconsider his review of the 90-metre safety area for an extended Wellington Airport ... More >>

NZALPA Leading Change in Air Line Pilot Depression Rates

Friday, 16 December 2016, 2:38 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

Although findings from an international study that found 12.6 per cent of pilots met the criteria for depression, in line with other high-stress jobs around the world, this issue must be talked about and dealt with, the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ ... More >>

Prison Sentence for Laser Pointer Applauded

Thursday, 1 December 2016, 1:03 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today applauded the prison sentence handed down to a Christchurch man who endangered passenger aircraft with a high-powered laser pointer. More >>

Appeal Regarding Proposed WIAL Runway Extension Fast Tracked

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:28 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) today said it was thrilled that the Court of Appeal has fast tracked the hearing of its appeal against the recent High Court’s decision to turn down a review of the 90-metre safety area for an ... More >>

Pilots Outline Safety Fears And Solution on Runway Extension

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:16 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

There will be an increased risk of a serious accident or incident, especially due to larger planes using Wellington Airport unless an adequate Runway End Safety Area (RESA) of 240 metres or a recognised equivalent solution is used in the proposed ... More >>

Pilots’ Association Urges AVSEC to withdraw proposed lockout

Monday, 11 July 2016, 12:41 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) is concerned by AVESC’s proposed lock-out of key aviation security personnel who form the backbone of New Zealand’s front line aviation security defences. More >>

Pilots Welcome Guilty Verdict of Drone Operator

Friday, 6 May 2016, 4:53 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) welcomes the decision of the Christchurch District Court earlier today, in finding a drone operator guilty of flying in restricted airspace and endangering a helicopter pilot at Pines Beach, ... More >>

NZALPA response to serious incident with drone

Monday, 28 September 2015, 8:44 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) is very worried by this recent and serious incident with a drone and a commercial jet departing from Christchurch, threatening the safety of passengers and crew. More >>

Pilots’ Association confirms doubts over runway extension

Thursday, 9 April 2015, 3:41 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association is reiterating its concerns about the proposed Wellington Airport runway extension. More >>

Pilot Assistance Programme for potentially stressed members

Monday, 30 March 2015, 11:22 am | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

The New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association has approved a Pilot Assistance Programme which uses Psychologist trained and supervised volunteers to provide members with advice and triage support for mental health issues. More >>

NZ Air Line Pilots remember Jack Mehlhopt

Monday, 26 January 2015, 4:35 pm | NZ Air Line Pilots' Association

It is with great sadness that the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association notes the death of Alfred Dennis (Jack) Mehlhopt. Jack was in his 58th year of flying having won an RNZAF flying scholarship in 1947. More >>

 

 

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