IFALPA Daily News – 15 August 2013‏


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The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Ryanair fires Capt John Goss, legal proceedings to be issued
Capt. John Goss has been sacked with immediate effect, after he appeared on a Channel 4
documentary Monday which raised concerns over fuel policies and safety at Ryanair.
Turkish spies in Lebanon for kidnapped pilots
A delegation from Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency (MİT) has met Lebanon Interior Minister
Marwan Sharbil to step up efforts to save two kidnapped Turkish pilots a day after Foreign Minister
Ahmet Davutoğlu warned his Lebanese counterpart of “negative repercussions” should two pilots
kidnapped last week not be freed.
Finnair aims for a clear productivity improvement as part of its 60 million euro savings program
Finnair seeks clear savings in personnel costs as part of its 60 million euro savings program
announced on October 26, 2012.
9/11 widows push for increased security of cockpits
The widow of a pilot hijacked during 9/11 wants Congress to pass a bill mandating secondary
barriers to aircraft cockpits.
100,000 get noise respite from night flights
An independent report has concluded that night flight trials carried out earlier this year brought
noise respite to approximately 100,000 people living under the Heathrow flight paths.
Flight delays snarl China’s civil aviation sector
Getting away for a little surf and sand ought to be easy for Beijingers like Wang, who recently
boarded one of the daily, four-hour flights that link the capital and sub-tropical Hainan Island
in China’s far south.
South Korea, Uganda in aviation partnership
The Government of South Korea through the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is
set to undertake a string of developments at Entebbe International Airport (EIA) aimed at
modernizing and enhancing aviation safety.