About The Conference

The 2016 NZALPA Conference will be held between Tuesday 21 June and Thursday 23 June at the Sudima Hotel, Auckland Airport.

This year we are fortunate to have a number of key industry leaders and stakeholders who will be speaking and participating in our Conference. These include the CAA Director Mr Graeme Harris, the IFALPA President Captain Martin Chalk from the United Kingdom and Mr Paul Rinaldi from US NATCA. This is a special opportunity to hear these world renowned speakers on the topic of aviation.

An informative and relevant panel debate and discussion will also occur pertaining to the Conference theme.

For more information contact: office@nzalpa.org.nz


Conference Theme

"Making Just Culture a Reality in New Zealand Aviation"

Definition of Just Culture: An atmosphere of trust in which people are encouraged (even rewarded) for providing essential safety-related information, but which has clear lines around acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.

Any safety information system depends crucially on the willing participation of the workforce - the people in direct contact with hazard.  To achieve this, it is necessary to foster an organisational climate in which people are prepared to report their errors, omissions and near-misses.

This is not the same as a “no-blame” culture.  We know that unfortunately a small amount of acts are deliberate or reckless and should be dealt with appropriately.  Just culture is designed to create an atmosphere of trust in which people are encouraged to provide essential safety-related information.  This culture is also extremely clear about where the line must be drawn between acceptable and unacceptable behaviours.

Read the IFALPA Briefing Leaflet on Just Culture