IFALPA Daily News – 21 January 2014‏


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300 aviation leaders to discuss safety at summit

More than 300 local and international stakeholders will discuss key strategies and challenges in improving the safety culture across the aviation industry at a summit in Dubai next month.

Morocco Warned Against “Counterproductive” Aviation Tax

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has warned the Moroccan Government against plans to introduce its new aviation tax, insisting that the levy will merely prove counterproductive, resulting in a revenue shortfall for the state and risks to jobs

Revised European Emissions Plan Draws Criticism from All Corners

Despite an apparent historic consensus at the ICAO Triennial Assembly in Montreal in early October to develop a global market-based mechanism for managing aircraft emissions, the European Commission (EC) has pressed ahead with plans to implement emissions trading scheme (ETS) in the meantime.

Keeping air travel safe: new recruit added to YVR feathered arsenal

It’s not an uncommon problem airports cope with around the world, having birds and planes collide. In fact, it happens every couple of days. But in order to keep the wild birds and aircraft as far apart as possible, Vancouver airport (YVR) is expanding one of its innovative programs and bringing on a new recruit.

Iran and Afghanistan to boost cooperation in air transport

Iran and Afghanistan will discuss boosting cooperation in air transport, Deputy Head of Iran’s Aviation Organisation Mohammad Khoda Karami said, Iranian IRNA news agency reported on Jan. 21.
East Africa: Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya for Harmonised Aviation Operations
Aviation officials from Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya have met in Kigali to discuss ways of having harmonised aviation policies. The meeting on Wednesday was attended by officials from the three countries joined by South Sudan. Among other things discussed at the meeting included modalities of sharing training of experts and harmonisation of airspace control

Malaysian and Indonesian Low Cost Carriers race for air supremacy

Malaysian and Indonesian airlines are racing through the skies at breakneck speed leading the charge to rule the Southeast Asia’s Low Cost Carrier (LCC) market, translating into huge savings on airfares and a flurry of promotional offers for travellers.