IFALPA Daily News – 25 April 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
 IFALPA Conference Statement on Tuninter Air ATR-72
Following the 68th IFALPA Conference, IFALPA has released a statement on Tuninter Air ATR-72.
Quebec and Ottawa committed to keeping ICAO in Montreal
Montreal is the “permanent seat of the International Civil Aviation Organization,” a spokesperson
said Wednesday in response to Qatar’s reported attempt to poach the UN body.
Omaha man convicted of aiming laser pointer at aircraft
An Omaha man was found guilty Wednesday in federal court of using a laser pointer to distract
pilots and could be sentenced to five years in prison.
Asia tightens controls over bird flu worries
Several governments in Asia have ordered tougher screening of visitors from China in an effort to
contain a possible spread of a new strain of bird flu that has killed 23 people in the mainland and
infected one visitor from Taiwan.
 India and UAE sign Memorandum of Understanding on air services
On Wednesday, India and United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed an MoU on air services, following a
two-day bilateral negotiation at Abu Dhabi.
Ethiopian set to be first airline to resume Dreamliner flights
Ethiopian Airlines is set to become the world’s first carrier to resume flying Boeing Co’s 787
reamliner passenger jets, with a commercial flight on Saturday to neighbouring Kenya, two airline
sources said.
US Senators introduce Dependable Air Service Act to stop ATC furloughs
Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and a bipartisan group of senators on
Wednesday introduced the Dependable Air Service Act.