IFALPA Daily News – 19 February 2014
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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 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.
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.
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
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.