IFALPA Daily News – 1 October 2013‏

Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:

Pilot hours regulation plan rejected by MEPs

Plans to change how pilots’ working hours are regulated have been rejected by MEPs amid safety

fears.

Delta pilots will use Surface 2 tablets instead of flight bags

Delta Air Lines announced Monday that it would purchase up to 11,000 Microsoft Surface 2 tablets

to replace pilots’ flight bags.

American Air plans to recruit 1,500 pilots

American Airlines plans to hire 1,500 pilots over the next five years as it expands international

flying and takes delivery of new planes, the carrier said on Monday.

Iran to look into resuming direct flights with US

Iran’s president has asked the country’s aviation authorities to study the possibility of resuming

direct flights between Iran and the US for the first time in more than three decades.

Industry aims to reduce bird strike threat

Wilbur Wright was the first pilot to record a bird strike (in 1905), and the first fatal crash

attributable to a bird strike came seven years later.

Dubai could phase out dual-airport setup to leave sole super-hub

Dubai International airport, which is being expanded to handle 90 million passengers a year, could

be shut in coming decades to focus traffic on a new super-hub under construction with as much as

twice that capacity.

Regional academy to tackle Africa’s pilot shortage

Sudan has opened an academy of aviation sciences and technology, aimed at providing aviation

higher education and producing highly skilled civilian pilots for the national and African airline

industries.