IFALPA Daily News – 29 January 2014
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Russian pilots raise alarm over safety at Aeroflot
A union of Russian pilots at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo International Airport on Tuesday accused
the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot of endangering passengers’ lives by overworking staff in
search for profit.
Strikes by air traffic controllers have begun to disrupt travel throughout Europe as unions start
two days of walkouts to protest against planned cost cuts and reforms.
The Air Line Pilots Association sent a letter Tuesday to Senate Banking Committee chairman Tim
Johnson (D-S.D.) and ranking member Mike Crapo (R-Idaho) urging the committee to impose
tighter oversight on the Export-Import Bank of the United States and Congress to work toward
eliminating financing for widebody aircraft to foreign carriers.
The Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) recently reported a simple cause for last year’s
close call between a Fairchild SA-227 cargo airplane and a Bell 47G helicopter at the non-tower
Ballina/Byron Gateway Airport in New South Wales: the volume of the helicopter’s receiver
was turned down.
Changi Airport has sealed its status as a major aviation hub in Asia-Pacific with record-breaking
passenger traffic and more destinations added to its network in 2013.
Fearing a downgrade by the US aviation regulator, Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the Civil
Aviation Ministry on Wednesday announced approval for creation of 75 crucial posts in Director
General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to carry out safety inspection of airlines and private charter