IFALPA Daily News – 20 August 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
 The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
 Caribbean Airlines apologises to Guyana
Caribbean Airlines has apologised to Guyana and vows to improve service following a threat by the
country’s Cabinet to pull its national carrier status.
 Unlit comm and weather towers create flight hazards
The FAA continues to warn both rotary- and fixed-wing pilots of the danger posed by communications
and meteorological towers being erected across the U.S.
 Traffic delays at Sweden’s main airport
Swedish airport operator Swedavia says traffic at the Scandinavian country’s main airport has been
delayed due to technical problems in the control tower.
 AirAsia Japan to be rebranded as ‘Vanilla Air’
Budget carrier AirAsia Japan is being rebranded as ‘Vanilla Air’, the airline announced on Tuesday,
with its president saying that vanilla is “loved by everyone in the world”.
 US Airways cabin crew threaten action to save merger
In an unlikely faceoff, the union representing the US Airways flight attendants have come out swinging
against the US Department of Justice, promising to fight efforts to block the merger of US Airways and
American Airlines.
 Federal police critical of cockpit security legislation
The Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association (FLEOA) has condemned H.R. 2946 as a potentially
fatal legislative stall tactic that would prevent the installation of secondary cockpit barriers aboard
commercial aircraft.
 Egyptair continues normal operation during curfew
In the light of the current political situation in Egypt, Egyptair confirms that it has continued its normal
operations with offering the utmost facilities to its customers during curfew times.