The Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA), through its Safety and Technical Committee, is committed to protecting and advancing aviation standards and operations. The committee works to position AIPA as a key component of the aviation quality control process: through the development of relationships with Government, regulatory bodies and industry to ensure the views of Australia's professional airline pilots are considered in important safety and technical matters.

AIPA is also a cofounding member of the Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA) which represents more than 5,000 professional pilots within Australia on safety and technical matters.

Please click on the links below to view recent submissions from AIPA and AusALPA.

AusALPA Letter to CAPL re CBR A/P Catalina Drive

While we recognise that CAPL has gone beyond the minimum Guideline ‘B’ requirements for the Runway 17 (RW17) analysis and that the geography of 25 Catalina Drive in relation to RW 12 provides a practical limit to the assessment area, we believe more...


AusALPA Submission on CASA Part 139 NPRM 1426AS

AusALPA supports the need to amend the Part 139 and its associated Manual of Standards specifically to align with ICAO Annex 14, except where there is a valid reason (e.g. terrain constraints) not to do so. The submission includes areas in which...


AusALPA Letter to DIRD on NASF Guideline

AusALPA has responded to the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) regarding the National Airports Safeguarding Framework (NASF) draft update to Guideline B which refers to the management of the risk of building...


AusALPA Letter to DIRD on Public Safety Zones

A letter was written to the Federal Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development (DIRD) regarding the National Airports Safeguarding Framework (NASF) draft guideline for managing the risk in Public Safety Zones (PSZs) at the ends of runways.


AusALPA Submission to Discussion Paper 1708OS-3

AusALPA has responded to CASA’s discussion paper which forms one part of the review of aviation safety regulation for remotely piloted Aircraft (RPA). It is expected that the outcomes of this review will serve to inform the RRAT Inquiry process.


AusALPA Comments on the draft guide for Radiation Protection in Existing Exposure Situations

AusALPA strongly believes that a uniform regulatory imposition is required to achieve a single consistent cosmic radiation protection scheme for Australian aircrew and encouraged ARPANSA, as the lead agency, to influence the State radiation...


AusALPA Media Release on CAO 48.1

AusALPA has expressed deep concern over CASA's announcement that it will delay the introduction of CAO 48.1 for another 12 months and its intent to conduct an 'independent' review of the CAO 48.1 proposal. The implementation date was delayed by 12...


AusALPA Letter to CASA on 9 Molonglo Drive

AusALPA has expressed concerned over the current standard that underpins the assessment of airport developments for building-induced turbulence is inadequate. In our view, the requirements of the National Airports Safeguarding Framework Guideline...


AusALPA Comments on the Review of Aerodrome (TAF) Services for Aviation

In general, the proposals seem reasonable and align Australia with the ICAO Annex 3 SARPS, as modified by the ICAO Basic Air Navigation Plan (ICAO Doc 9673). There are, however, some areas of discussion and/or concern. It is imperative that proper...