IFALPA Daily News – 19 February 2014‏


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Cyprus Airways pilots uproar   

Angry pilots of cash-strapped Cyprus Airways on Wednesday decided to file private criminal law

suits against the national carrier for cutting its contribution to the provident fund without their


Etihad flight investigated after smoke detected in toilet

Etihad Airways PJSC said a Boeing Co. (BA) 777 plane that diverted to Jakarta was forced to land

after smoke was detected in its lavatories, with passengers reporting that fires had been

deliberately set by other travelers.

Tigerair Mandala slashes capacity and aircraft utilisation levels. Will other Asian LCCs follow?

Indonesia’s Tigerair Mandala is boldly slashing capacity by about 40%, hoping to lead by example

as it responds to overcapacity and challenging market conditions.

9 injured as Cathay Pacific flight hits turbulence over Japan
Cathay Pacific Airways said Wednesday that nine people were injured when a Boeing 747 hit severe
turbulence over Japan.

No rush on A380 re-engine: Airbus

Airbus says a re-engining of its A380 superjumbo is something it plans to look at in the longer term,

but its main priority is to ensure that the development schedules of the A350 and A320neo remain


Russia and Israel to liberalize bilateral

The aviation authorities of Russia and Israel have agreed to remove restrictions on routes between

the two countries with the exception of Moscow-Tel Aviv.