22 March What Have The Romans Ever Done For Us? March 22, 2019 An Ex Committee of Management member explained recently that he only reads the Insight pieces from the President and that “no one gives a shit about Safety & Technical”. That was more than disappointing given how much effort the Safety and Technical team (representatives, staff and consultants) put in and have achieved over the last few years. I was reminded of the scene from the “Life of Brian” when Reg (John Cleese) asks “What have the Romans ever done for us?”. Read more>> Related Posts What Is A VSS? When I start talking about the VSS to pilots, usually the first response is: “What is a VSS?” Read more>> Lithium Ion Batteries: What You Should Know Mark Rogers, IFALPA Dangerous Goods (DG) Committee Chairman discusses the issues and concerns related to the transport of lithium ion batteries as cargo. Read more>> An Account of the IFALPA Conference Berlin 2019 The yearly gathering of the world’s pilots from all across the globe took place in Berlin for the 74th International Federation of Airline Pilots Association (IFALPA) conference. The conference opened with a full day Global Pilot Symposium run by pilot representatives of the three largest Alliances being Oneworld, STAR Alliance and Skyteam. Here the current issues facing pilots all over the globe are discussed and debated in a panel format. And whilst change is ever constant in this industry, some elements do stay the same such as the threat to typical pilot employment models, Trans National Pilot Groups, and pilot unity. Read more>> Screening at Airports: Present & Future The fundamental reason why passenger screening activities have become more stringent in recent years is in direct response to the assessed prevailing threat level that applies to commercial aviation. At the present time, Australia’s National Terrorism Threat Level is assessed as PROBABLE. The scale ranges from Not Expected and escalates to Possible, Probable, Expected and Certain. Read more>> Aircraft Incidents and Accidents The safety interview process can be quite unnerving for crew. If you have been involved in an accident or incident, seeking assistance from an AusALPA representative early in the process can help relieve the stress and anxiety of an impending "interview"... Read more>> Report: IFALPA ATS Committee Meeting As the new AusALPA Air Traffic Services (ATS) Portfolio Chairman, my main focus involves overseeing the air traffic and meteorology aspects of the industry and to get involved when required, in order to make a positive difference to the piloting community. We have a great group of volunteers at AusALPA who are always monitoring current issues and potential changes that could impact our flying activities and jobs, as well as looking at how the Association can better influence these changes so that the best outcomes are delivered, preferably in line with ICAO standards and world’s best practice.... Read more>> Comments are closed.