IFALPA Daily News – 6 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:
Tigerair pilots’ union seeks urgent Fair Work hearing

The union representing Tigerair Australia’s pilots has asked the Fair Work Commission for an

urgent hearing to block the airline’s effort to determine how many are planning to take part in

industrial action from Friday.

FAA pilot safety training blamed for fewer flights

The Federal Aviation Administration chief told a House panel Wednesday that the agency pursued

greater safety in requiring more pilot training, a move that some airlines blamedfor reducing flight

service across the Midwest.

In a first, pilots will receive real-time data on weather

From February 10, pilots will receive online real-time data on weather updates on-board a flight

with the help of the Aviation Weather Observation System (AWOS) that will be inaugurated at

the Juhu Airport. According to K S Hosalikar, Deputy Director-General of meteorology, IMD

Mumbai, said such a standalone system that allows direct communication with pilots, providing

weather data, will be used for the first time in the country.

Lufthansa calls for fair competitive environment

Lufthansa has called on European regulators for a fair environment to avoid unfair competition,

following Etihad Airways’ plans to invest in Alitalia.

U.S. said to warn carriers of bomb material in toothpaste

Airlines flying to Winter Olympics host Russia are being warned to watch for toothpaste tubes

containing materials that could used by terrorists to make a bomb, according to a U.S. law

enforcement official.

Thai AirAsia X all set to take off

Thai AirAsia X will go ahead and apply for operating permits in Thailand and slots for its

international routes after securing an Air Operator’s Certificate.

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14POS26 – Dropping of explosives from helicopters
As an organization aiming to promote the highest level of aviation safety worldwide, IFALPA is
opposed to the dropping of explosives from helicopters.
IFALPA 2014 Conference Panama – Registration Now Open
Registration is now open for the Global Pilots’ Symposium (GPS) taking place on 27 March 2014, and
for the 69th IFALPA Conference taking place 28-31 March 2014 in Panama City, Panama.
Click here to register and to access the latest edition of the Conference announcement.