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
Qantas 'threat' to pilots spurs progress in talks
Last week Qantas informed its pilots it was determined to push ahead with the flights from 2023 and if it could not get agreement on a pay deal by the end of March it would create a new employment entity to operate the services.
21 Feb 2020 | Author: Robyn Ironside, Aviation Writer for The Australian
Suspected Tail Strike and Speedy Flight Amid Storm
Qantas’ flagship Boeing 787 Dreamliner service – QF10 from London Heathrow to Perth International Airport – returned to Heathrow on 9 February due to a suspected tail strike, while taking off in adverse weather conditions at the UK hub.
10 Feb 2020 | Author: Chris Frame writer for the Australian Aviation
Pilots keen for aviation policy certainty
When operating smoothly, the aviation industry largely remains outside the political limelight. This was certainly the case at the recent federal election.
07 Jun 2019 | Author: Mark Sedgwick
Aviation industry losing appeal
Aviation should be an attractive industry for young Australians to join. And yet the number of Australians learning to fly continues to drop. Read the rest of Mark Sedgwick's article in The Australian here.
26 Apr 2019 | Author: Mark Sedgwick
Amendments to the AIPA Rules
AIPA is undertaking a multi-stage approach to amending the AIPA Rules, read more about this here.
12 Apr 2019 | Author: AIPA Legal
Ethiopian Airlines’ Boeing 737 Max crash findings
Australian and International Pilots Association President Mark Sedgwick said further investigation was needed but the preliminary crash report's findings were worrying. Read the rest of The Australian's Robyn Ironside's article here.
06 Apr 2019 | Author: Robyn Ironside, Aviation Writer for The Australian
A Note from the new AIPA President, Mark Sedgwick
Every two years the positions in the AIPA Executive come up for re-election and I am pleased to be able to take the chair of President for the next term and to serve the Pilot group - Mark Sedgwick
15 Nov 2018 | Author: AIPA Communications
AusALPA reply to CASA's response on Fatigue Rules
In reply to the release of the CASA's response to the Independent Report on Australia’s Fatigue Rules, the Australian Air Line Pilots Association (AusALPA) has expressed disappointment in CASA’s ability to conduct itself as an Independent Regulator.
25 Sep 2018 | Author: Murray Butt
Qantas switches NY flights from 747 to Dreamliner
The 747-400 will disappear from the route completely from December 1, with the 787-9 to operate on Brisbane-Los Angeles 11 times a week.
03 Sep 2018 | Author: Australianaviation.com.au
Next generation aircraft under evaluation
Qantas says next generation aircraft such as the Embraer E2 and Airbus A220 plus Boeing’s proposed new mid-market airplane (NMA) are under evaluation as part of a fleet renewal program that is focused on “maintaining competitiveness of technology”.
23 Aug 2018 | Author: Jordan Chong for Australian Aviation
The 747 Clocks up 47 years in the Qantas fleet
Qantas took delivery of its first Boeing 747 on August 16 1971, which means the type has been in the airline’s fleet for 47 years.
16 Aug 2018 | Author: Australianaviation.com.au
JETSTAR SAYS A321LR TO OPEN UP POTENTIAL NEW ROUTE
Jetstar group chief executive Gareth Evans says there are a number of potential new routes that could be opened up with the addition of the Airbus A321LR to the fleet in two years time.
01 Aug 2018 | Author: Australianaviation.com.au
Network brings the A320 to Qantas
A new flying kangaroo has taken to the skies with Qantas-branded Airbus A320s commencing services in Western Australia in April. Sourced from fellow Qantas Group subsidiary Jetstar, the aircraft are flown by Network Aviation under the QantasLink...
29 Jul 2018 | Author: Chris Frame for Australian Aviation
Qantas plans Darwin to Hong Kong freighter service
Qantas plans to operate a once-weekly freighter service from Darwin to Hong Kong that can transport fresh produce from Australia’s Top End to Asia’s supermarket shelves and dining tables.
25 Jul 2018 | Author: australianaviation.com.au
Qantas names HK as 787-9’s first Asian route
Qantas has scheduled Hong Kong as the first Asian destination with its Boeing 787-9 fleet, with flights to the Special Administrative Region to begin in mid-December.
24 Jul 2018 | Author: australianaviation.com.au