IFALPA Daily News – 29 August 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
 The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Abducted Turkish pilots’ families meet with President Gül
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has received the families of two pilots, Murat Akpınar and Murat
Ağca, who were kidnapped in Lebanon on August 9, at the Presidency Palace in Istanbul’s Tarabya
 Pilots: Five German airports not safe enough
Pilots’ union Cockpit toured the country’s airports checking to see if operations were up to scratch,
Die Welt newspaper reported.
 This just doesn’t fly: Some airline pilots barely make living wage
You really have to love what you do, or be exceedingly patient, to consider becoming a regional
airline pilot.
Fatigue during flight operations challenge for aviation sector
Human fatigue among pilots and air hostesses has become a major challenge for the aviation
sector as it results in their performance going below required levels as they generally have long
hours of work.
India to be removed from aviation blacklist
The United Nations (UN) aviation watchdog, which had clubbed India among 13 nations with the
worst record of air safety oversight, has removed the country from its blacklist after a compliance
audit of the Indian aviation regulator last week.
Emirates to double US destinations
Emirates plans to more than double its network of US destinations in the next three to five years to a
total of 15 cities, up from seven currently, a company official said.