IFALPA Daily News – 6 January 2014
Twenty nine people were injured when a Saudi Arabian Airlines (Saudia) Boeing 767-300ER made an
emergency landing at Medina airport in the west of the country early on Sunday, the General
Authority of Civil Aviation said.
Fresh trouble seems to be brewing for Air India (AI). After the airline failed to pay flying allowance,
which constitutes around 75% of a pilot’s salary, in October, the AI pilots’ union called an emergency
meeting on Sunday to discuss “no pay no work”.
New federal regulations governing pilot rest time and consecutive hours of flight took effect Saturday,
leading airlines to brace for a potential increase in delays and cancellations, according to The Wall
American Eagle plans to change its name and logo, with the changes expected to be unveiled in the
next few weeks.
A Singapore Airlines A380 operating a London-Singapore service was forced to divert to Baku,
Azerbaijan on 6 January owing to a cabin depressurisation.
Algerian flag-carrier Air Algerie has opted for the Boeing 737-800 to meet single-aisle requirements
under the airline’s fleet-modernisation programme.