IFALPA Daily News – 9 October 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
EU Parliament approves working time changes for pilots
The European Parliament has approved a community-wide ceiling on flying hours for pilots and cabin
French strike set to cause flights disruption
French air traffic controllers are to go on strike on Thursday (October 10) despite a European-wide day
of industrial action being called off.
Air Malta laser beam incident one of ‘hundreds’ of cases
The latest incident of a laser beam hitting an airliner’s cockpit during its final approaches was one of
“hundreds” of cases that occurred in the past few years, according to ALPA President Domenic Azzopardi.
ICAO removes Congo from blacklist
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed the Republic of Congo from its black-
listed countries following the improvement in the country’s air transport safety measures, Transport
Minister Rodolphe Adada has announced.
Poland for the first time in history in the ICAO Council
On October 1, 2013 for the first time in history, Poland was elected to the ICAO Council – the governing
body of the most important aviation organization in the world – International Civil Aviation Organization.
Eni may stop supplying fuel to Alitalia
Italian energy group Eni will stop supplying fuel to Alitalia beyond Saturday if its management and the Italian
government fail to agree on ways to ensure business continuity for the loss-making airline, a source close to
the matter said.
Aegean Airlines wins EU approval to buy Olympic Air
Greece’s Aegean Airlines has won European Union approval to buy loss-making rival Olympic Air at the
second attempt, after a new antitrust investigation found Olympic would close down if the deal was blocked.