Latest Press Releases

The following section lists our latest press releases. To review the press release, simply click on the link to open the document.

Press Release - 7th October 2016 - CASA Announcement
Press Release - 2nd August 2017 - Additional Security Measures

About AusALPA

The Australian Airline Pilots’ Association (AusALPA), which consists of the Australian and International Pilots Association (AIPA) and the Australian Federation of Air Pilots (AFAP), represents more than 5,000 professional pilots within Australia on safety and technical matters.

AusALPA takes an active stake in the Australian aviation industry, participating in inquiries in the aviation sector and contributing members to various industry forums. AusALPA is also an active member of the global pilot body, the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA), which represents over 100,000 airline pilots internationally.

One of AusALPA’s key objectives is to provide further professional training and education for its safety and technical volunteers, and its general membership, in order to be able to provide effective and efficient representation to the aviation industry both nationally and internationally.

The Safety and Technical Committee of AusALPA is divided into six portfolios including Accident Analysis and Prevention (AAP), Aircraft Design and Operation (ADO), Aerodrome and Ground Environment (AGE), Air Traffic Services (ATS), Human Performance (HUPER) and Security and Dangerous Goods (SEC/DG).

Association Officers

AusALPA has an Executive Board consisting of members from both Member Associations:

Murray Butt President
David Booth Vice President
Mike Davidson Secretary/Treasurer
Peter Gardiner IFALPA Director
Shane Loney Safety and Technical Director
Jason Lipson Executive Committee Member
Bryan Murray Executive Committee Member
Matthew Nielsen Executive Committee Member

Staff and Consultants

AusALPA is also supported by the safety and technical staff and consultants of both Member Associations:

Maggie Tran Safety and Technical Officer
Angela Williams Safety and Technical Officer
Marcus Diamond Safety and Technical Officer
Brian Greeves Safety and Technical Consultant
Julian Smibert Safety and Technical Consultant
Dick MacKerras Technical, Safety and Regulatory Affairs Advisor

Contact AusALPA at or phone 02 8307 7709.

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