The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
14PRL04 – IFALPA Press Release on the missing Flight MH 370
The International Federation of Air Line Pilots’ Associations (IFALPA) is closely monitoring reports
of the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH 370, a B777-200 aircraft enroute from Kuala Lumpur
(KUL) to Beijing (PEK).
Wing cracks to delay 787 deliveries
Boeing 787 wing supplier Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has determined that a change in its
manufacturing processes might have led to the development of hairline cracks in shear ties on
Dreamliner wing ribs, Boeing confirmed Friday afternoon.
International airlines have cancelled flights to and from Sierra Leone after the ICAO discovered
that the only functioning fire engine at its main airport had broken down, an airport official and
airline staff said on Sunday.
Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority have confirmed that they are making contingency
arrangements ahead of the threatened four-hour stoppage by SIPTU scheduled for this Friday.
Qatar Airways and Emirates have defended their policies on pregnancy and marriage for cabin
crew after the Qatar carrier came under fire over its working conditions.
A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 on its way to Hong Kong was forced to return to OR Tambo International
Airport after a bird strike.
All Indian aircraft would have to upgrade their avionics systems soon to match with India’s own
satellite-based navigation system GAGAN, to be launched later this year, a top official said today.