IFALPA Daily News – 4 February 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Batteries on planes pose ‘increased fire risk’     

In June last year, police at San Diego International Airport noticed a passenger’s bag was smoking

as it journeyed around the carousel.

Lufthansa pilots to vote on possible strike

A German union says pilots at the country’s biggest airline, Lufthansa, will vote on whether to go

on strike in a long-running pay dispute.

Tiger flights under cloud as pilots threaten action

Pilots at Tigerair Australia have threatened to take industrial action on Friday in a dispute which

could disrupt flights after negotiations with the budget airline’s management over a new wage

agreement stalled.

Russian Aviation Authority concerned about Superjet 100 safety

A Russian air safety regulator expressed concern Monday about the safety of the country’s new

Superjet 100 regional airliner.

Lufthansa calls on EU to block Etihad, Alitalia tie-up      

Lufthansa has called on European regulators to block plans by Abu Dhabi’s Etihad Airways to invest

in ailing Italian carrier Alitalia, saying it would amount to unfair competition.

LOT aborts 787 flight after computer malfunction

A computer malfunction on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner forced LOT to abort a scheduled transatlantic

flight from Warsaw late on Monday, the Polish airline said.

Swedish police detain man who tried to enter cockpit on flight from Dubai to Stockholm

Police at Arlanda airport in Stockholm have detained a man who tried to enter the cockpit on a

flight from Dubai to Stockholm.

Flight weather disruptions in January cost Americans $2.5 billion

January 2014 was the worst month for flight disruptions in recent history.