IFALPA Daily News – 30 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:
 Kidnapped Turkish pilots plead for help
Two Turkish Airline pilots who were kidnapped more than two weeks ago in Beirut are pleading for
their government to meet the demands of their abductors, Lebanese media report.
 Boeing forecasts increased global demand for airline pilots
Boeing projects the commercial aviation industry will need more than one million new pilots and
technicians to support the expanding demand for new airplane deliveries over the next two decades.
 Competition regulator opens probe into Turkish Air
Turkey’s competition board has launched an investigation into Turkish Airlines after its rival Pegasus
complained it had abused its dominant position in the market.
 Fire in the hold
Fires on Boeing’s new 787 Dreamliners, together with two recent fire-related crashes of freighter
aircraft, have increased fears about the flammability of modern aeroplanes.
 Tentative deal in place to prevent strike at Vancouver airport
A tentative agreement has been reached to avert a strike at the Vancouver airport by almost 350
unionized workers.
 Hong Kong passengers injured as flights are hit by turbulence
Thirty-nine people on two flights have been injured when their aircraft hit turbulence before landing
at Hong Kong airport.
 Air Zimbabwe targets resuming flights to regional and international destinations
Following the suspension of such operations two years ago after incurring huge debts with service
providers, one of which impounded its aircraft at Gatwick Airport in London, national flag carrier Air
Zimbabwe says it is targeting resuming flights to regional and international destinations before the
end of this year.