IFALPA Daily News – 10 March 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
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.

Safety concerns ground Sierra Leone international flights

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 DAA make ontingency plans ahead of SIPTU action

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.

Gulf carriers defend female cabin crew policies

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.

Jumbo jet forced to land at OR Tambo

A Cathay Pacific Boeing 747 on its way to Hong Kong was forced to return to OR Tambo International

Airport after a bird strike.

Indian avionics system GAGAN to cut fuel cost: Ashok Lavasa

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.