IFALPA Daily News – 30 September 2013‏

Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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

Laser horror as attempts to blind pilots put UK passengers at risk

Britain’s largest pilots’ union is so concerned by a recent spate of incidents it has issued an

emergency bulletin to members advising them how to avoid being blinded and losing control of their

planes.

US, Europe poised to shake up upset training

Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are preparing to issue rules requiring airlines to provide

upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) for pilots, according to US Federal Aviation

Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency speakers at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s

UPRT conference in London.

Singapore re-elected into Council of the ICAO

Singapore has been re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),

at the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montréal, Canada, on September 28.

Airlines return almost 103 million aviation allowances: European Commission

Last Thursday, the European Commission stated aircraft operators have returned 102,994,338 aviation

allowances following the ‘stop-the-clock’ decision.

CIC questions Civil Aviation Ministry on international routes to airlines

The Central Information Commission has directed the Civil Aviation Ministry to disclose reasons for

allotting international routes to Indian operators.

Boeing 787 Dreamliner in trouble yet again

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland’s LOT airline was forced make an unexpected landing in

Iceland on Sunday due to a glitch in the plane’s identification system, a day after Norwegian Air Shuttle

grounded one of its new Dreamliners and demanded that Boeing repair the plane after it experienced

multiple breakdowns.

Kenya Airways boosts service into Far East Asia

Kenya Airways has made changes on its flight operations to Far East Asia as it optimizes its services to

the region, which is a key economic partner for Africa.