IFALPA Daily News – 23 September 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Three airlines cancel Hong Kong flights due to Super Typhoon Usagi
Philippine Airlines (PAL), Cathay Pacific, and Tiger Airways Philippines (Tigerair/SEAIR) on Monday
canceled Manila-to-Hong Kong flights due to inclement weather caused by Super Typhoon Usagi.
Expats to pilot domestic airlines for 3 more years
Expat pilots may continue to fly Indian aircraft despite the government’s repeated attempts to
increase employment opportunities for local pilots.
Disruption in the sky: EU Commission pushing for new flight rules
The safety of millions of European air passengers will be subject to a decisive vote in the European
Parliament (EP), in one week’s time (30 Sept.).
NextGen committee recommends modernization priorities
The RTCA NextGen Advisory Committee (NAC) has recommended a list of priorities for the Federal
Aviation Administration as it rolls out the NextGen ATC modernization in the U.S. against increasing
budgetary pressure.
UK police arrest two for endangering aircraft
British police arrested two men for endangering an aircraft on Friday evening after a Sri Lankan
Airlines flight was diverted from London’s Heathrow Airport to nearby Stansted.
FAA upgrades Ukraine’s Aviation Safety Rating to Category 1
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today announced
that Ukraine complies with international safety standards set by the International Civil Aviation
Organization (ICAO), based on the results of a July FAA review of Ukraine’s civil aviation authority.
Mandarin rat snake grounds Qantas flight in Sydney
Hundreds of passengers bound for Japan were stranded in Australia overnight after a snake was
found on a Qantas plane at Sydney airport.