IFALPA Daily News – 11 September 2013‏


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Airline pilots participate in numerous 9/11 events and ceremonies planned to honor victims of September 11
On this anniversary of 9/11, a number of events and ceremonies will be under way to honor the
fallen and the families of those lost on September 11, 2001.
Turkish FM meets families of kidnapped pilots in Lebanon
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met September 10 with the families of two Turkish pilots
kidnapped last month in Beirut in a case linked to the Syrian conflict.
PAL, Cebu Pacific cancel September 11-12 Zambo flights on CAAP order
All commercial flights to and from Zamboanga on Wednesday and Thursday were canceled as airport
operations in the beleaguered city remains suspended amid an ongoing armed conflict between
government troops and Moro gunmen the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines said.
Hit by fuel hike, Nepal’s airlines warn of suspending services
Nepal’s air service providers have warned of suspension of services across the Himalayan country if
the government fails to roll-back the recent aviation fuel price hike.
Iraqi government closes Mosul Airport, issues arrest warrant for governor
The governor of Nineveh Province, Atheel Al-Nujaifi, criticized the central government’s decision to
close Mosul International Airport on Tuesday. No reasons for the closure were given.
Istanbul ideally positioned to be global connection point for air travel within 10 years
At a time of weak economies are hurting the aviation industry worldwide, Turkish capital city of
Istanbul is progressing by leaps and bounds. Istanbul is racing ahead with a double digit growth
thanks largely to the phenomenal success of Turkish Airlines, said Dr Temel Kotil, Chief Executive
Officer, Turkish Airlines.
Wrongly-fitted washer led A300 to veer off runway
Incorrect installation of a washer in the nose-gear torque link axle of an Airbus A300B4 freighter
caused a chain reaction that ended with the aircraft’s veering off the runway at Bratislava.