IFALPA Daily News – 30 September 2013
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Laser horror as attempts to blind pilots put UK passengers at risk
Britain’s largest pilots’ union is so concerned by a recent spate of incidents it has issued an
emergency bulletin to members advising them how to avoid being blinded and losing control of their
US, Europe poised to shake up upset training
Regulators on both sides of the Atlantic are preparing to issue rules requiring airlines to provide
upset prevention and recovery training (UPRT) for pilots, according to US Federal Aviation
Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency speakers at the Royal Aeronautical Society’s
UPRT conference in London.
Singapore re-elected into Council of the ICAO
Singapore has been re-elected into the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO),
at the 38th Session of the ICAO Assembly in Montréal, Canada, on September 28.
Airlines return almost 103 million aviation allowances: European Commission
Last Thursday, the European Commission stated aircraft operators have returned 102,994,338 aviation
allowances following the ‘stop-the-clock’ decision.
CIC questions Civil Aviation Ministry on international routes to airlines
The Central Information Commission has directed the Civil Aviation Ministry to disclose reasons for
allotting international routes to Indian operators.
Boeing 787 Dreamliner in trouble yet again
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner operated by Poland’s LOT airline was forced make an unexpected landing in
Iceland on Sunday due to a glitch in the plane’s identification system, a day after Norwegian Air Shuttle
grounded one of its new Dreamliners and demanded that Boeing repair the plane after it experienced
Kenya Airways boosts service into Far East Asia
Kenya Airways has made changes on its flight operations to Far East Asia as it optimizes its services to
the region, which is a key economic partner for Africa.