IFALPA Daily News – 26 September 2013‏

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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Kidnapped Turkish pilots moved to unknown location: report
The kidnappers of two Turkish pilots have moved the pilots from Beirut’s southern suburbs to an
unknown location, Lebanese daily An-Nahar reported on Thursday.
Both pilots fell asleep on jet leaving plane in autopilot
Two pilots have admitted both falling asleep in the cockpit, leaving a 325-seat passenger plane on
Foreign pilots’ poor grasp of English is putting lives at risk, warns regulator
It said it has anecdotal evidence from a number of pilots that the grasp of English by foreign pilots
and air traffic controllers is posing a threat to safety.
Air India forcing us to fly overtime: crew
The Air India management has allegedly been forcing cabin crew to fly even after they exhaust the
annual quota of 1,000 hours.
Canada celebrates long history of contributing to international civil aviation
The Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental
Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, on
behalf of the Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today unveiled a new photo exhibit at the
International Civil Aviation Organization’s headquarters in Montreal entitled “Montreal and ICAO:
A Panoramic View of our History.”
AirAsia India gets no objection certificate
Budget passenger carrier AirAsia on Thursday said its proposal for setting up a new airline has
received the no objection certificate (NOC) from the civil aviation ministry.