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

Shopping Centres More Important than Aviation Safe

Shopping Centres More Important than Aviation Safe

Australia’s Professional Pilots respond to the ATSB investigation update into the approval process for Bulla Road Precinct at Essendon Fields Airport

16 Sep 2020 |

Author: AusALPA

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Airspace Protection Around Australian Airports

Airspace Protection Around Australian Airports

The legal basis of failed protections and the need for reform

16 Sep 2020 |

Author: AusALPA

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AusALPA Response to CASA on Fatigue Report

AusALPA Response to CASA on Fatigue Report

AusALPA reply to CASA response on the independent report on fatigue rules

24 Sep 2019 |

Author: AusALPA

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Wake Turbulence at Sydney Airport

Wake Turbulence at Sydney Airport

The investigation concluded that there is a disproportionate occurrence rate compared with the other major Australian airports.

07 Mar 2019 |

Author: AusALPA

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SBAS Position Paper - Benefits to Aviation

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

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Senate ignores pilots to screen ground crews

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

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Terror plots sets course for security overhaul

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

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Pilots worried about aircraft security

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

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Pilots call for additional airport security

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

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 AusALPA Media Release Re CAO 48.1 Delay

AusALPA Media Release Re CAO 48.1 Delay

AusALPA Media Release CAO 48.1 Delay

17 Oct 2016 |

Author: AusALPA

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