IFALPA Daily News – 28 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:
Pilots demand to know why helicopters fall from sky

Leaders of Britain’s offshore and pilots’ unions yesterday called for a judicial review to discover why

“helicopters keep falling out of the sky” in the UK sector of the North Sea.

Reduction in tax on pilots’ flying allowance hailed

Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (Palpa) has expressed gratitude to the Prime Minister, Finance

Minister, Chairman PIA, and Special Assistant to PM on Aviation for revising tax on flying allowance

which was imposed in the last budget.

Tiredness and ‘inadequate training’ of flight crew factors in Cork Airport crash

The final report into the Cork Airport crash that killed six people in 2011 has identified a number of

“systemic deficiencies” that were significant to the fatal flight, concluding that the Spanish operator

and Spain’s aviation regulator contributed to the incident.

India 1937 law stalls AirAsia’s plan to start flights

AirAsia Bhd. (AIRA), the region’s biggest budget airline, is aiming to start flights in India and bring

more competition to one of the world’s fastest growing markets.

Dubai aviation safety records spotless

The Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA) today announced that the Dubai aviation safety

performance indicators have recorded zero air accident fatalities over the past ten years.

FAA announces converging runway procedures

The FAA has updated its air traffic controller handbook–JO7110.652–in an effort to prevent aircraft

from flying too close together when operating on or near a busy hub airport.