IFALPA Daily News – 22 January 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
NTSB: Southwest pilots confused by wrong airport’s lights

Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told investigators

they were confused by the small airport’s runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby

Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

All safety issues addressed, says Indian DGCA’s report to FAA

Warned of a downgrade by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), aviation regulator DGCA has

filed a status report with its US counterpart, saying concerns over all aviation safety issues have been

addressed, official sources said on Tuesday.

European unions rekindle ATC strike plans over ‘Single Sky’

The trade unions association that planned and then called off a Europe-wide ATC strike last October

has scheduled a new job action on January 29 to express its displeasure with proposed amendments

to Single European Sky (SES) legislation.

Angry Ryanair passengers revolt and ‘pillage’ aircraft

Scores of angry passengers on a Ryanair flight from Morocco to Paris “took the plane hostage” after a

five-hour delay and a diversion to Nantes in western France, where they had to spend the night.

787 fuel leak delays Norwegian Air flight

Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Tuesday that a fuel leak on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner caused a flight from

Bangkok to Oslo to be delayed by 19 hours.

 U.S. winter storm forces cancellation of 3,000 flights

A swirling storm with the potential for more than a foot of snow clobbered the mid-Atlantic and the

urban Northeast on Tuesday, grounding thousands of flights, closing government offices in the nation’s

capital and making a mess of the evening commute.