IFALPA Daily News – 15 January 2013

Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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

Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority warns pilots, airlines of Harmattan haze

The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) Monday alerted airlines and pilots on the dangers inherent

in the current harmattan haze being experienced across the country, saying that they must abide by

weather report to avert safety breach.

US Airways gets 16,500 applicants for 450 jobs

Maybe it’s the weak job market or maybe it’s a renewed interest in airline careers, but US Airways says

more than 16,500 people applied for 450 jobs as flight attendants.

LOT Polish Airlines plans to cut fleet, jobs

LOT Polish Airlines received a $127 million emergency government loan last month in a bid to continue

operations. The Polish government, 93% majority owner, plans to reduce the size of the flag carrier,

hoping to make the company profitable again.

Hackers say coming air traffic control system lets them hijack planes

An ongoing multibillion-dollar overhaul of the nation’s air traffic control (ATC) system is designed to make

commercial aviation more efficient, more environmentally friendly and safer by 2025.

Air Berlin to cut 900 jobs in savings drive

Air Berlin, part-owned by Etihad, plans to cut almost 10 percent of its workforce of 9,300 as part of a cost-

cutting campaign aimed at halting years of losses.

ARINC launches new cloud-based messaging service for aviation industry

ARINC’s newly released AviNet Mail Enterprise Hub (eHub) is a cloud-based, multi-user service that enables

multi-platform communications in the air.

FAA seeks fine against Pinnacle over missing part

The FAA is proposing a USD$275,000 civil penalty against Pinnacle Airlines of Memphis for allegedly operating

a Bombardier CRJ900 on 11 flights without all required parts fitted.