Media releases and aviation articles which communicate the views of the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) and the Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA), of which AIPA is a cofounding partner, are available below. You can also catch up on the latest aviation industry news.
Journalists should contact AIPA’s media consultant, John Hill on +61412 197 079 or John@mountainmedia.com.au
Time to review Australia’s aviation safety regime
This is the unedited version of the article by Mark Sedgwick that was published in The Australian today. The version that appears on their website and in the paper was edited by their editorial team: 'Whenever an airliner accident happens, pilots...
29 Mar 2019 | Author: Mark Sedgwick
AIPA submission to Proposed CAO 48.1 Instrument
AIPA President Mark Sedgwick has put in a submission to CASA’s proposed CAO 48.1 on behalf of the membership.
28 Feb 2019 | Author: Mark Sedgwick
CASA 'ignores pilots' in fatigue trial
"No one knows fatigue like pilots - they live and work it every single day of their lives and we're best placed to inform the regulator on the actual effects oflong-range flying," Mr Sedgwick said. Read more from The Australian's Robyn Ironside.
22 Feb 2019 | Author: Robyn Ironside, Aviation Writer
Qantas Trials New Fatigue System
Qantas has been given the go-ahead from the Civil Aviation Authority for a 12-month trial of a new fatigue risk management system.
15 Feb 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications
ACCC Stalls Qantas Bid for Alliance
The ACCC has launched an inquiry that threatens to torpedo Qantas’ purchase of a 20 per cent stake in Alliance Airlines.
08 Feb 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications
Qantas buys 19.9% of Alliance Aviation Services
In a sign of confidence regarding the outlook for the resources-rich states of Queensland and Western Australia, Qantas has bought a 19.9 per cent stake in regional and charter operator Alliance Aviation Services and signalled its intention to...
01 Feb 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications
Qantas Jetstar Represent Oceania in Punctuality
Qantas and Jetstar Airways have been ranked among the top 20 airlines for punctuality in 2018, a report says. The Punctuality League report from aviation consultancy OAG said Qantas was the sixth most punctual carrier of 2018, with an on-time...
25 Jan 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications
Pilots on long-haul flights fatigued, says report
One in four long-haul pilots gets less than five hours sleep the day before a commercial flight .... AIPA's Safety and Technical Director Shane Loney said the report’s findings were timely, with the CASA due to finalise new fatigue risk management...
23 Jan 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications
AIPA & ATSB sign Memorandum of Understanding (MOU)
On Friday 16 November 2018 the ATSB signed new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Australian and International Air Pilots Association (AIPA) and the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP). Chief Commissioner Greg Hood signed for the...
30 Nov 2018 | Author: AIPA Communications
AIPA Annual Report 2017-18
AIPA's Annual Report for the year 2017-2018
09 Oct 2018 | Author: AIPA Communications
CASA Response to CAO 48.1 Independent Review
The CASA Board commissioned an independent review of Australia's fatigue rules for operators and pilots in 2017, to provide an informed basis for CASA to continue with a reform of the rules.
21 Sep 2018 | Author: CASA
AIPA responds to the 2018 Record Bonus
Following my Altitude Magazine Article on Friday, we did not have to wait long to see Qantas management’s intentions around rewarding employees for their efforts to achieve yet another record result.
27 Aug 2018 | Author: Murray Butt, AIPA President
NASA app gives Qantas pilots fatigue test
Australian and International Pilots Association president Murray Butt said airlines had been left to self-manage fatigue, with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority yet to enforce new fatigue risk management guidelines.
10 Aug 2018 | Author: Robyn Ironside, The Australian
Qantas pilots reject plan to hire foreign pilots
MEDIA RELEASE: The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) does not agree that the purported pilot shortage in Australia is sufficient to warrant an agreement struck between Qantas and the Federal Government to relax restrictions on...
08 Aug 2018 | Author: AIPA
Risks attached to ‘two in the cockpit rule'
Australian International Pilots Association president Murray Butt said the rule’s introduction was an overreaction and the organisation welcomed CASA’s recommendation. “The rule was introduced without any analysis of the risk factors of having a...
03 Aug 2018 | Author: Robyn Ironside, The Australian Business Review
Pilots in for the long haul on fatigue as CASA seeks input
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority should “urgently” outline rules on crew composition and rest requirements specific to ultra-long range flights, the Australian and International Pilots Association has declared.
20 Apr 2018 | Author: Annabel Hepworth, The Australian
Australian pilots land $750,000 in China
Captain Murray Butt, president of the Australian and International Pilots Association, representing 2250 Qantas Group pilots, told The Australian Chinese airlines were offering salaries for domestic pilots beyond the capacity of Australia’s main...
28 Dec 2017 | Author: Matthew Denholm, The Australian
Pilots demand IT overhaul as air traffic bugs hit flight times
Shane Loney, Safety and Technical Director for the Australian & International Pilots Association – which represents Qantas Group pilots – said the Airservices Australia's system failed "at the worst possible time" and a new system should be...
06 Oct 2017 | Author: Jenny Wiggins
CASA extends deadline to review fatigue rules
The aviation regulator is delaying its deadline for compliance with new pilot flight and duty time limits for the second time in 14 months, instead holding an independent review into the necessity of the rule changes. The Civil Aviation Safety...
17 Oct 2016 | Author: Michell Bingemann, The Australian