IFALPA Daily News – 29 Nisan2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Pilots oppose attempted cuts to key safety program
The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) is calling on Congress to oppose efforts to
eliminate funding for the Federal Flight Deck Officer (FFDO) program.
Increasing aviation capacity critical: GTMC
The Guild of Travel Management Companies has unveiled findings from research that polled more
than 1,000 UK frequent international business travellers at its annual conference in Barcelona.
TAME to grow internationally
TAME was founded as Transportes Aereos Militares Ecuatorianos and its affiliation with the military
has had a deep influence on how it is run. Now, after 50 years as an affiliate of the Ecuadorian
military, TAME is attempting to relaunch itself as a strictly commercial entity.
Transport Canada proposes a security level warning system and new training at airports
The federal government is proposing to introduce a security risk assessment system that ranks the
level of danger in airports as part of new regulations to prevent terrorism and other threats to
aviation security.
Bahrain hosts first Middle East Safety Summit
Regional aviation safety issues are being discussed at the first Middle East Safety Summit, being held
in the Kingdom of Bahrain under the patronage of His Excellency Mr Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed,
Minister of Transportation.
Wasaya pilots ratify collective bargaining agreement containing across-the-board gains
Today, the Wasaya Airways pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), ratified their tentative agreement with the company.
 Gulf carriers seeking 150,000 more seats into India
Gulf carriers are likely to seek permission for more than 150,000 more seats a week in capacity from the Indian government, according to a report from a global aviation consultancy firm.