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Turkish Airlines hires foreign pilots for safety: CEO
Turkish Airlines (THY) employs foreign pilots to attain global quality standards, the CEO of the company
said, while speaking at the graduation ceremony of the Turkish pilot academy students.
Thailand’s air traffic communications body said on Wednesday it had back-up operations to ensure no
disruption to air travel if hard-line anti-government protesters attempt to shut down its main control
Noting that 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of commercial aviation, the European Aviation Safety
Agency also reports that commercial airlines compiled the best safety record in aviation history last
In a move considered unprecedented, the government has asked the public to raise fresh objections,
if any, to granting licence to low-fare airline AirAsia India to start commercial operations in the country
despite the venture being cleared by the Foreign Investment Promotion Board and getting the civil
aviation ministry’s no-objection certificate.
Asia Pacific’s airports continued to experience strong passenger traffic growth in November 2013.
Boeing will seek approval by the end of this year to clear a green diesel blend as an alternative to
Jet-A for turbine-powered aircraft.