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

AIPA Team at IFALPA 2019 Conference in Berlin

The 2019 IFALPA annual conference held in Berlin this year. AIPA was represented by our President and some of the Safety and Technical team, along with other AusALPA delegates flying the Safety and Technical flag for Australia.

30 Apr 2019 | Author: AIPA Communications

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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

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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

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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 for The Australian

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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: Robyn Ironside, Aviation Writer for The Australian

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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: Robyn Ironside, Aviation Writer for The Australian

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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

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AIPA Annual Report 2017-18

AIPA's Annual Report for the year 2017-2018

09 Oct 2018 | Author: AIPA Communications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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