IFALPA Daily News – 3 March 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Cathay to withhold US pilots’ wages for taxes

Cathay Pacific Airways is to start withholding about 30 per cent of its American pilots’ salary every

month and pass the money to the US tax authorities together with the pilots’ personal

information this year.

Southwest Airlines pilots against Washington, D.C. support of Norwegian Air

The Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association (SWAPA) is joining numerous pilot groups across the

United States along with Airlines for America to battle against Norwegian Air International’s

application to the Department of Transportation that would provide them the ability to circumvent

labor laws of their home country.

FAA seeks new safety measures for 737s – report

The US FAA on Monday plans to propose improving cockpit automation to help prevent pilot errors

that have caused fatal airline crashes, according to a report.

U.S. team due in Nigeria for air safety certification

A team from the United States Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is set to visit Nigeria on March

31 to commence Nigeria’s International Air Safety Assessment (IASA) category one certification as the

status Nigeria attained three years ago nears expiry.

Cabinet likely to scrap 5/20 rule on Wednesday

The government is expected to abolish restrictions on domestic airlines to have a minimum fleet of 20

aircraft and five years of operational experience (known as the 5/20 rule) to launch international


Sky is the limit: New aviation policy set to revamp PIA

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is set to announce an ambitious new aviation policy next month – one that

aims to revitalise the ailing national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA), while also facilitating

travellers and making air safety a primary focus.

Tiger Air may sell or close Indonesia affiliate

Singapore’s Tiger Airways aims to sell or close its Indonesian joint venture unless there are signs of it

turning around this year, people familiar with the matter said.