IFALPA Daily News – 14 March 2014
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Ukraine border guards force Russian pilots to sleep on planes, ‘threaten flights safety’
Russia’s largest air carrier Aeroflot says the actions of Ukrainian border guards threaten flight
safety after its pilots were repeatedly banned from leaving airport terminals and had to sleep
on planes overnight.
A number of EU politicians plan to vote against a deal to exempt long-haul flights from paying for
carbon emissions until the end of 2016 in an attempt to prevent the European Union from bowing
to international pressure.
Airbus and Boeing released their outlooks for the Indian airliner market over the next two decades
on at the India Aviation show in Hyderabad this week, with both OEMs estimating different figures.
A tire blew out on a US Airways plane with 154 passengers and crew on board as it was speeding
down the runway at Philadelphia International Airport on Thursday, prompting the pilot to abort
the take-off, officials said.
Libyan Airlines is considering a major expansion of its route network in Africa and the Far East.
The new carrier has been set up by Kenyan safari and private charter carrier Fly-SAX, and Brown
Francis has been appointed as general manager.