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Media Release: AIPA and Qantas Conduct Special Flights to Assess Long-Range Flying

 

The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA), representing pilots employed by the Qantas Group, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the airline to conduct three special flights to assess ultra long-range flying (ULR).

The flights, from London and New York to Sydney, begin this weekend and will conclude in December. 

Safety is a major consideration in every aspect of aviation. Ultra long-range flying will test the technical limits of the aircraft and the ability of crews to operate effectively over extended periods.

AIPA members are already involved in ULR flying on Qantas services between Perth and London. The Association is also carefully monitoring the airline’s development of a trial Fatigue Risk Management System (FRMS).

AIPA believes both Qantas and CASA should ensure that an FRMS is world’s best practice and not simply an extension of current practice

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