IFALPA Daily News – 10 & 11 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:
Aer Lingus says staff may have to take pension cut
Aer Lingus employees may have to take a reduction of up to a quarter on their pensions under a
proposal by the fund’s trustees, the Irish airline said on Thursday.
Copa’s airlines Colombia pilots refuse overtime amid dispute
Pilots at the Colombian operations of U.S.-listed Copa Airline have begun refusing overtime to press
demands for a pay rise, their union said on Thursday, following similar actions by pilots at Colombia’s
Avianca and some local pilots from Chile’s LAN.
Boeing, South Africa Airways partner on biofuels network
Boeing Co. and South African Airways are planning Africa’s first biofuel supply chain for commercial
Canada announces aviation agreements
Canada announced Tuesday a series of air transport agreements with seven countries that will result
in more flight options and routes for its airlines.
Kenya airport fire pinned on electrical fault
Investigators have determined that the fire which severely damaged the arrival terminal at Nairobi’s
main airport was caused by an electrical fault.
Israel’s national airline faces uncertain future
El Al will not be receiving a major investment it was counting on, and as a result, the future of Israel’s
national airline is very unclear.
Latin America is a ‘booming region’: Boeing
Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP Randy Tinseth, on his Randy’s Journal blog, stated Latin America is a
“booming region”, adding: “São Paulo, Santiago, Bogotá and Mexico City—all exciting cities with
populations fuelling an aviation growth spurt.”
Abu Dhabi’s Etihad boosts Virgin Australia stake
Etihad Airways says it has nearly doubled its stake in carrier Virgin Australia to 19.9 percent as part of
the fast-growing airline’s efforts to bolster international partnerships.