I read an interesting article this week from FlightGlobal which highlights the potential pressures pilots face as the airline industry emerges from the pandemic and wanted to share my views from an insurance perspective. There are many factors that can impact a person’s mental health and … [Read more...] about What’s next for airline pilots?
Deputy PM says a domestic aviation network servicing capital cities and major regional centres is ‘critical to Australia’s success’ The Australian government will pay Qantas and Virgin Australia up to $165m to maintain key domestic flight routes over the next two months. The move means Virgin … [Read more...] about Australian government to pay Qantas and Virgin to keep flying during Covid-19 pandemic
Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a glance This infographic provides a quick view of the current coronavirus (COVID-19) situation in Australia. We update it every afternoon based on the data we receive by 3.00pm from states and territories. View today's update … [Read more...] about Covid-19 Dashboard
The airline industry will wear the scars of the coronavirus pandemic for a very long time Significant demand shocks aren't new to the airline industry. In this century alone, it has weathered the storms caused by the September 11 attacks and the 2002-04 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) … [Read more...] about Once the coronavirus pandemic is over, we will return to a very different airline industry
The Qantas Group has advised its 20,000 stood-down employees it will use the JobKeeper allowance to pay down their annual leave, sparking claims the payment is being used as a "balance sheet subsidy", not a wage subsidy. The company's position has enraged the Jetstar pilots union, which argues … [Read more...] about Qantas to use Jobkeeper to pay down annual leave
Exemptions for pilots being put in place If you are a pilot or an air traffic controller, you will be able to exercise the privileges of your licence for six months after the expiration of any medical certificate you hold. The conditions on your medical certificate will continue to apply. You do … [Read more...] about COVID-19 – how is CASA helping pilots and pilots in training?
The jobs of nearly 400 Air New Zealand pilots are on the line as the airline tries to survive the devastating impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The NZ Airline Pilots Association (NZALPA) met with the airline's CEO Greg Foran and executive team on Monday to discuss cost-cutting measures being … [Read more...] about Air New Zealand planning to make 387 pilots redundant, says union