Pilots association boss Tim Robinson leaves the top job at a time when his group is getting louder, and as other pilots around the world get more vocal.

As Robinson steps down as president of the New Zealand Air Line Pilots Association, pilots are involved with several safety issues: the association is challenging this country's regulator to accept an offer of help; it recently won a protracted legal case over the length of runway safety areas at Wellington Airport; and pilots in the United States are taking on Boeing and the Federal Aviation Administration.

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