IFALPA Daily News – 8 November 2013‏

Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Hong Kong Airlines is safe despite ‘deviations’, pilots’ body says
The professional body representing local airline pilots has defended under-fire Hong Kong Airlines,
saying recent incidents involving the budget carrier had not put safety in jeopardy.
PIA delays decision to increase pilots’ retirement age limit
The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) management has put off the decision to increase the
retirement age-limit of the pilots from 60 to 65 years in the wake of reported opposition from one
of the PIA directors.
KfA pilots keep fingers crossed over their licence renewal
Unpaid for over a year now, pilots of grounded carrier Kingfisher Airlines (KfA) are most likely to
pay for their own licence renewals pushing them further into debt.
International flights return to Northern Nigeria
International commercial flights have resumed in northern Nigeria after a two-year suspension
and despite calls for a continuation of emergency rule in parts of the region, an aviation official
said Thursday.
EASA mandates A380 fuselage check for fatigue cracking
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) ordered Airbus A380 operators to inspect certain
fuselage frame fittings to detect cracks, heeding industry input to eliminate a minimum threshold
requirement before the work can take place.
Brazilian watchdog lambasts five airlines for ‘exorbitant’ prices ahead of 2014 World Cup
It is over seven months until the first match, and the line-up of the 32 teams that will compete for
the biggest prize in football is still not complete.