IFALPA Daily News – 20 November 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
FAA to check obese pilots for sleep apnea
Obese pilots and air traffic controllers will soon need to be screened over concerns that their
weight is causing them to lose sleep and negatively affects work performance, according to the
Federal Aviation Administration.
Brussels Airlines pilots return to work after strike
Pilots at Brussels Airlines suspended a strike on Tuesday after a second day of flight disruption
brought concessions from the Belgian carrier.
British Airways in drive to recruit more female pilots
British Airways is doing its bit to banish prejudice against women drivers by actively encouraging
more women to train as pilots.
Annual anti-hijack drill at Chennai airport turns into a joke
The annual anti-hijack drill at the Chennai airport on Tuesday turned out to be a comedy of errors.
The laser threat
When the police officers arrived at the front door of Kimberly Rogers’ home in Compton, California,
in September 2012, she asked, “Am I in trouble?” Indeed she was.
PHL sees air safety rating upgrade from US FAA next week
The Philippines may soon get to launch more flights to the United States, following an air safety
rating upgrade from the US  Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which the Civil Aviation
Authority of the Philippines (CAAP) expects to happen as early as next week.