IFALPA Daily News – 6 January 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Saudi plane makes emergency landing, 29 injured

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.

Unpaid allowances: Air India pilots threaten to stop flying

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”.

Airlines brace for new rules restricting pilot flight time

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

Street Journal.

American Eagle plans to change its name and logo, sign a new labour contract with its pilots

American Eagle plans to change its name and logo, with the changes expected to be unveiled in the

next few weeks.

SIA A380 diverts to Baku after cabin depressurisation

A Singapore Airlines A380 operating a London-Singapore service was forced to divert to Baku,

Azerbaijan on 6 January owing to a cabin depressurisation.

Air Algerie stays with 737-800 for single-aisle fleet

Algerian flag-carrier Air Algerie has opted for the Boeing 737-800 to meet single-aisle requirements

under the airline’s fleet-modernisation programme.