Auckland airport under fire as pilots seek 'urgent' runway maintenance fix

Auckland airport under fire as pilots seek 'urgent' runway maintenance fix
Pattrick Smellie
Auckland International Airport is scrambling to respond to an urgent safety warning to airline pilots issued by their international representative body, the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations.The IFALPA took the unusual step this afternoon, claiming the number of unplanned runway closures has been increasing at Auckland and advised pilots to consider contingency plans when flying to Auckland which, because it has only one runway, does not have its own alternative landing arrangements."The runway closures due to defects in t...

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