IFALPA Daily News – 26 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:
Pilots union lifts industrial action after new Air Malta CEO is announced
The airline pilots association ALPA Malta has welcomed the designation of Air Malta’s former
chief engineer Louis Giordimaina as chief executive for the national airline.
DGCA hires 20 pilots as inspectors to ‘save skin’
The very real threat of the US flight safety regulator downgrading Indian aviation has forced the
government to hire full-time pilots from commercial airlines for the grossly-understaffed directorate
general of civil aviation (DGCA) as flight operations inspectors (FOI).
Emissions trading row set to flare up again
US politicians are calling for the country’s airlines to be protected from being charged for their
carbon emissions by the European Union.
Belle Air suspends all flights
Albanian airline Belle Air has stopped all flights after the company’s bank accounts were frozen for
more than two weeks.
AMR seeks court approval of DOJ settlement
American Airlines’ parent AMR on Monday asked a bankruptcy court to approve a settlement with
US regulators that would allow it to merge with US Airways and create the world’s largest airline.
El Al launches low-cost flight brand “Up”
El Al Israel Airlines Ltd. today launched its new low-cost brand “Up”, and is seeking to distinguish
itself from current routes.
Flying blind: Weather radars fail, pilots look out for clouds
Cruising at more than 30,000 feet at a speed of more than 700kmph in the middle of night a fortnight
ago, the captain and first officer of an Air India’s A320 aircraft took turns to look out for patches of
clouds on the flight path as the plane’s weather radar had conked off.