IFALPA Daily News – 20 January 2014
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Omani pilots boost national carrier’s flight crews
Oman Air’s flight crew numbers are receiving a major boost, thanks to a significant increase in the
recruitment of Omani citizens.
Mounties are investigating after three aircraft flying over Metro Vancouver were targeted by blinding
lasers Monday night including planes belonging to Air Canada and WestJet, and CTV’s news helicopter,
Cyprus and international organizations dealing with air navigation safety will intensify efforts to solve
the problems caused in Cyprus’ airspace as a result of the illegal operation of the airport in the Turkish
occupied areas and Turkey`s refusal to cooperate with Cyprus on flight services.
Despite DGCA asking airlines to deploy aircrafts and cabin crew capable of flying in CAT-III B conditions,
some airlines continue to flout norms, thereby causing delays and multiple cancellations.
Officials of FAA last week informed ECAA that Ethiopia meets the International Civil Aviation
Organization’s (ICAO) international flight safety standards.
A bomb threat left in a Brazilian airport caused a TAM Airlines flight to make an emergency landing and
briefly closed the airport in the Amazonian city of Manaus on Saturday, five months before the country
hosts the World Cup tournament.
The last time Philippine Airlines flew to Paris was in 1998 when it operated four flights per week.