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 Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:41
- Last Updated on Thursday, 14 November 2013 16:50
Synthetic Greenhouse Gas (SGG) awareness training
As most people would be aware before LAMEs and AMEs are able to undertake any maintenance on aircraft fire extinguishing systems that contain SGG they are required to have completed SGG awareness training in accordance with regulation 302(1) of the Ozone Protection and Synthetic Greenhouse Gas Management Regulations 1995. The training outcome required is to achieved competence in PRMPFES43A, CPPFES2043A or an equivalent assessment outcome at a CASA approved MTO or an RTO.
The Fire Protection Association Australia are currently offering a CD self-study version of the unit CPPFES2043A Prevent ozone depleting substance and synthetic greenhouse gas emissions which they are offering for $150 for those enrolled prior to 31 December 2013. Following this they intend to have an online version available at a rate equal to or lower than this price. After 1 January 2014 there will be a price increase for the CD version.
- Created on Thursday, 21 March 2013 16:54
- Last Updated on Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:10
Following the discussion at their last VTHC Exec Council meeting, the ACTU has launched a confidential 457 Visa hotline to allow people to have someone to talk to if they are being treated unfairly or if employers have deliberately overlooked local workers.
View the ACTU flyer by following the link below.
- Created on Friday, 12 April 2013 17:11
- Last Updated on Friday, 12 April 2013 17:39
Applying for an aircraft engineer licence?
Time is running out for licence applications under the CAR 31 system!
In mid-2011, changes were made to the way aircraft engineer licences would be processed in future.
The four-year transitional provisions allowing you to qualify under the old CAR 31 system will expire on 26 June 2015, leaving only the new Part 66 system as the method for LAME qualification.
- Created on Monday, 25 March 2013 16:34
- Last Updated on Monday, 25 March 2013 16:42
Petition to recognise Aircraft Cabin Air Contamination as a serious issue and create a solution
- Created on Wednesday, 15 August 2012 15:16
- Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 09:32
Members would be aware that the Federal Magistrate’s Court has previously found that Qantas took adverse action against an ALAEA member, Luke Murray. After an unsuccessful appeal by Qantas to the Full Court of the Federal Court, the matter was sent back to the Federal Magistrate’s Court for a hearing on penalty. In a decision released earlier today, Federal Magistrate Raphael has fined Qantas $13,200 and a Qantas Manager, Peter Cawthorne, $2,200. The fines are to be paid to the ALAEA.
A copy of the decision on penalty is attached.