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

SBAS Position Paper - Benefits to Aviation

This paper outlines AusALPA's position on SBAS in Australia and its benefits to aviation.

28 Feb 2018 | Author: AusALPA


Senate ignores pilots to screen ground crews

The government has passed on a call by unions, pilots and terrorism experts to require airside staff — including baggage handlers, caterers and cleaners — to go through the same personal and baggage security screening as air crew and passengers. ...

11 Aug 2017 | Author: Ean Higgins, The Australian


Terror plots sets course for security overhaul

Australian Airline Pilot’s Association (AusALPA) Safety and Technical Director Shane Loney said while increased security and restrictions have been part of international flight procedure for some time, domestic flights remained vulnerable. “The...

07 Aug 2017 | Author: Farrah Plummer, Fairfax


Pilots call for ID checks on domestic flights

The peak airline pilots body has demanded the federal government require domestic airline passengers to produce photo identification before boarding aircraft , as part of a three-pronged strategy to tighten airport security. The call, made in...

04 Aug 2017 | Author: Ean Higgens, The Australian


Pilots worried about aircraft security

The Australian Airline Pilots Association is questioning why its 5000 members are subjected to stricter screening than others with aircraft access, including baggage handlers, cleaners and catering staff. "It's an inconsistency that needs to be...

04 Aug 2017 | Author: Dan McCulloch, Australian Associated Press


Pilots call for additional airport security

Australia’s airline pilots are calling for changes to airport security to bring our aviation security regime up to world’s best practice. Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA) president, Captain Murray Butt said while airline crews,...

02 Aug 2017 | Author: AIPA Press Release


Pilots slam Boeing's 'pilotless' plane trial

Australian and International Pilots Association vice-president Shane Loney questioned why Boeing was even developing such technology. “Airlines around the world are having some difficulty getting enough pilots to fly aeroplanes — is this Boeing’s...

16 Jun 2017 | Author: Robyn Ironside, News Corp Australian Network