Safety Checks Stopped
|Number of defects on Qantas aircraft likely to have gone undetected since 14th June 2012 when Aircraft Engineers were ordered by Fair Work Australia not to carry out safety checks prior to flights.|
What Management destroyed
- Created on Friday, 10 October 2014 14:23
- Last Updated on Friday, 10 October 2014 14:23
As always, the year is flying along. We all lead busy lives that make it easy to forget the bigger picture.
November leads us to Movember which aims to raise funds and awareness of men’s health issues, specifically prostate cancer, testicular cancer and mental health problems.
To date the Movember community has raised $580 million and funded over 800 programs in 21 countries
This year once again the ALAEA has a team participating in Movember but this year we are truly inspired by the memory of Virgin Tech Councillor, Mike Watson, a recent departure to the big hangar in the sky. Mike always proudly donned a moustache and always supported MOVEMBER so get onboard !!!
The ‘ALAEA Mo Bros’ have united for several years now and raised thousands of dollars towards this very worthwhile and successful cause. Let’s make this our best year ever!
If you can’t grow a mo, support your fellow members who are. Or just donate to the cause. Remember, all donations over $2 are tax deductible.
You can join the ALAEA Mo Bros team by registering at https://www.movember.com/au/register/ and search for ALAEA to join the team.
If you choose not to join, but still wish to contribute to this great cause, you can make a donation to the Team or individuals via https://www.movember.com/au/donate/payment/team_id/1557717.
- Created on Thursday, 04 September 2014 15:28
- Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 10:07
2014 RAAA National Convention Program
The 2014 RAAA National Convention speakers program, featuring an impressive list of high profile industry leaders, is now available on line at www.raaa.com.au/convention/program.html
The Convention is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley from Wednesday 8 October to Friday 10 October 2014 and is a must for anyone involved in the aviation industry.
- Created on Thursday, 07 August 2014 15:01
- Last Updated on Friday, 17 October 2014 09:14
A Call for Volunteers
The Australian International Airshow 2015 is calling for volunteers.
About 800 people are required for the running of the Avalon-based event.
Volunteers carry out a wide range of important duties, including aircraft and ground operations, car park supervision and media liaison. All applicants should be at least 18 years old.
Airshow CEO Ian Honnery said previous aviation experience is not essential but a willingness to learn is.
"Airshow volunteers have ultimate access to the event and the opportunity to play an important part in its success," he said. Mr Honnery said Airshow volunteers will have a key role in a special tribute to the heroes of military aviation.
- Created on Monday, 21 July 2014 12:41
- Last Updated on Monday, 21 July 2014 13:12
40% Discount for ALAEA Members
JFSM is a flight simulation centre with the latest state of the art replica flight simulator based on a Boeing 737-800 NG.
Experience the thrill of aerial manoeuvres at 300 knots and feel what it's like to take the controls of a commercial 737_800NG Jet Airliner.
Guests are invited to relax and watch all the aerial action in the Simulatior room behind the Pilot. Pilots have in-flight instruction provided to ensure a challenging aviation-themed adventure that you won't forget.
Your flight will be conducted with an experienced instructor by your side to verbally guide you through your successful flight. Your instructor will also act as your First Officer so you can fill the role of Captain and become pilot in command thus truly recreating a genuine multi crew operations flight deck to ensure you get an amazing and realistic experience that will remain deep in your memories for years to come.
To ensure maximum enjoyment you can choose from over 22,000 airports and you can even choose the simulations time of day that you want to fly including weather conditions ranging from clear sunny skies to thunderstorms, heavy rain and snow.
Do not delay in experiencing your flying lesson of a lifetime in the safety and comfort of the Flight Simulator environment.
Bookings are absolutely essential.
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Address: Shop 5, 386-388 Keilor Rd. Niddrie Vic. 3042
DISCLAIMER** JFSM would like to inform their customers, that while the Jet Flight Simulator closely resembles a Boeing 737 aircraft it is not, and should not be referred to as one. The Boeing Aircraft Company of Seattle owns the trade marks "Boeing" and "737". This simulator is not endorsed by Boeing.
- Created on Friday, 06 June 2014 17:11
- Last Updated on Friday, 06 June 2014 18:04
Working towards solutions to solve common issues that confront their industry is how unions work. Representing members in the best manner possible is at our very core, but often that is tested by the callousness and stupidity of the employers we negotiate with. Trying to do your best on behalf of your members as an executive of the Association, sometimes with your own job under threat, can be overwhelming at times. That is where the support of our ALAEA representatives is a blessing and the very backbone of our Association. The ground work they do sometimes makes a small difference, sometimes it makes a large difference but it often comes at the expense of personal or family time. Yet time and again our ALAEA Reps selflessly get on with helping us all.
As a change of the guard approaches at the ALAEA I am duty bound to express all our thanks as an Association to the ALAEA reps for their service. As I said above it is this service that ensures the ALAEA remains at the top of our game, and amongst the most well-represented unions in this country. I would especially like to thank outgoing executives who have served the members of the ALAEA with distinction including Qantas Councillors Vinko Vulin, Bobby McGee, Paul Cail, Chris Hall, Ralph Young and Dave Taylor (Qantas Regional Councillor). Last, but certainly not least, our sincere thanks go to Stephen Thorpe and Vin Leckie, our Forstaff Executive members who now, with the closure of Avalon, have no one to represent. I wish those who are leaving the industry, and those who remain still representing the members, all the very best in their future endeavours and big thanks from us all in the ALAEA. If you know or see any of these men shake their hand and thank them for their voluntary service.
Consultation continues in regards to Line Maintenance Operations changes at Qantas. For those not aware these changes could result in a loss of 175 licenced engineers Australia-wide and the further loss of unlicenced engineers, who represent our future. Whilst difficulties are often encountered by both sides during extensive employment negotiations the ALAEA seeks only one thing – the truth. When the truth is spoken both sides can make serious grounds in obviating and mitigating the need for job losses. Getting to the truth and determining its consequence is what our work is all about and the ALAEA Executive will continue to do our very best to make certain Australian LAMEs remain employed in Australia. The serious concerns raised by the ALAEA as to the ever changing work models and figures presented over the series of meetings by Qantas management has resulted in vibrant discussion to say the least. These meetings can get loud and tense but when you are passionate about aviation in this country, and passionate about keeping Australians employed in Aviation, that’s going to happen and we certainly don’t apologise for it.