Last night, the New Zealand Air Line Pilots’ Association (NZALPA) recognised the outstanding efforts of their fellow members at the Christchurch Air Traffic Control Centre and Christchurch Control tower by awarding them the Jim Collins Memorial Safety Award. The award was presented at NZALPA’s Annual Conference in
The Christchurch Air Traffic Controllers manage the majority of airspace around
Whilst havoc reigned in the
Recommencing operations after only a short period, these professionals ‘just got on with it’ allowing this vital link to serve the needs of not only
The Jim Collins Memorial Award was established in 1991 in memory of Captain Jim Collins and the crew of Air New
About NZALPA - Established in 1945, NZALPA is an internationally affiliated professional trade union for
NZALPA was one of the 15 founding states of IFALPA - the International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations, an organisation founded to represent the interests of over 100,000 pilots worldwide. IFALPA membership is dispersed through 101 Member Associations who work together as the ‘global voice of pilots’.In 1965, NZALPA joined the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA), which represents 50,000 air traffic controllers worldwide. NZALPA is one of 130 Member Associations affiliated to IFATCA, and has remained an active member in all aspects since joining.