IFALPA Daily News – 14 January 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
UAV Sense-and-Avoid tests successful

UAV manufacturer General Atomics says it has successfully tested sense-and-avoid architecture and

self-separation functionality that could be the key to keeping piloted aircraft and UAVs apart in the air.

India set to ease restrictions on local carriers

India could ease restrictions that prevent some of its domestic airlines from flying international services

within a month, potentially benefiting start-ups set up by Singapore Airlines and Malaysia’s AirAsia that

aim to begin operations in 2014.

AirAsia looking to hire pilots for smaller planes; may delay operations

AirAsia is interviewing pilots of smaller planes such as turboprops after losing a chunk of its own crew to

rival airlines, as the carrier faces a dearth of pilots for its own Airbus A320 planes at the salary levels it is


LATAM Airlines December passenger traffic falls 1.8 percent

Latin America’s largest carrier, LATAM Airlines Group SA , said on Monday that total passenger traffic

decreased 1.8 percent in December year over year.

Airbus cancels Kingfisher aircraft orders

Airbus, the commercial arm of aerospace firm Airbus Group NV, has withdrawn orders for 10 jumbo A380

and A350 planes by grounded Kingfisher Airlines Ltd, the company’s global sales chief said on Monday.

A380 wing fix making steady progress

Over half the in-service Airbus A380s currently undergoing the wing-rib fix are being modified with a one-off

grounding rather than a step-by-step procedure.

Female pilots: a slow take-off

Passengers still react with surprise when they see a woman flying a commercial aeroplane, more than 40 years

after the first one took the controls.