IFALPA Daily News – 8 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:
Pilots hit back at JetBlue’s pilot rest excuse without naming names

The Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA) issued a statement today which argued that the Federal Aviation

Administration’s new pilot rest rules that went into effect this past weekend were not responsible for

airlines’ operational problems, including flight delays and cancellations in the Northeast and Midwest.

Helicopter inquiry hears from pilots

An inquiry into a North Sea helicopter crash which claimed the lives of 16 men has been hearing

evidence from two pilots.

Cebu Pacific hiring foreign pilots

Cebu Pacific has revealed that it will be hiring another group of foreign pilots to fly its current and

upcoming fleet of Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft after the airline was unable to find suitable local


Control that air rage: Airlines want clearer rules on rowdy passengers

From a famous French actor accused of relieving himself in the gangway of a cabin to a unruly passenger

that to be restrained on a flight from Iceland to New York last year, bad behavior on planes comes in a

variety of forms.

Five pilots of Tata-AirAsia quit to join IndiGo

In an unexpected turn of events, about five pilots of the soon to be launched Tata Sons’ low-cost carrier

JV with AirAsia have quit to join what will be its biggest competition in domestic skies – IndiGo.

Industry celebrates dawn of commercial aviation’s second century

Commercial aviation has entered its second century, New Year’s Day having marked the 100th anniversary

of the first flight with a fare-paying passenger.