Aviation

E tū welcomes Labour’s Auckland Airport rail link

E tū Aviation has welcomed Labour’s plan to prioritise public transport to and from Auckland Airport.

The Labour leader, Jacinda Ardern has announced Labour would fast track a light rail link from Auckland’s CBD to the airport, as well as a new Bus Rapid Transit line.

Both projects are part of Labour’s plan to boost Auckland’s public transport network.

New leader for country’s biggest Aviation union

E tū has a new leader at the helm of its Aviation division with the appointment of Marja Lubeck as Director of Aviation, effective today.

Ms Lubeck, a former President of the Flight Attendants Association, takes up the role with the resignation of Kelvin Ellis who is resuming work on his thesis. 

Cabin crew seek inclusion in CAA regulations on flight fatigue

Cabin crew say it’s time they were included in Civil Aviation Authority regulations, including rules related to fatigue.    While pilots are covered by the regulations, cabin crew are not.   Their union, E tū says fatigue is a well-recognised aviation risk and cabin crew should be covered – a view supported by the Pilots Association, as well as global aviation regulators and industry experts.

Formal merger creates New Zealand’s biggest aviation union

Flight attendants have voted overwhelmingly to formally merge with E tū, to form the country’s biggest aviation union.

E tū condemns laser strikes targeting flights near Wellington and Auckland

The flight attendants’ union, E tū has condemned a series of laser strikes targeting flights near Auckland and Wellington airports as irresponsible and potentially lethal.

The strikes affected several international flights into Auckland this morning, as well as an Air New Zealand plane heading into Wellington last night.