IFALPA Daily News – 29 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:
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.

Europe travel hampered as air traffic controllers strike

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.

ALPA again urges end to ExIm financing of widebodies            

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.

ATSB explains recent runway incursion

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.

Passenger traffic at Changi Airport           

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.

Aviation Ministry announces new positions to address safety concerns

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