ITF Aviation Briefing: December 2010

Release date: 20/12/2010

This Aviation Briefing is a compilation of general aviation information we are collecting on a regular basis. In order to keep it as up-to-date as possible, it is sent out in English and by email only. Should you find an article which is of particular interest to you, please contact the Secretariat and we will try and either find it in your language or have it translated for you, exceptionally (time and resources permitting) 

Your own contributions are welcome to ITF Civil Aviation Section:


In solidarity,

ITF Civil Aviation Section

Solidarity requests of the month:

Solidarity with PALPA 


ITF is calling on aviation affiliates worldwide to support ITF-affiliated Pakistan Airline Pilots’ Association (PALPA) in dispute with Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) over safety measures. The latest move by PIA involves the dismissal of Captain Sohail Ahmad and Captain Nadeem Chaudhry, two senior pilots and union officers, employed by Pakistan International Airlines (PIA). According to PALPA the pilots were dismissed without regard for due process or the principles of natural justice.


ACT NOW: send a message of protest to Pakistan Government >>>


Secretariat Update 


Welcome to the 7th and last briefing of 2010 of our monthly Aviation Briefing, now with direct links! Our 41st Congress in Mexico gave us new opportunities to discuss our future. All the information can be found in the email below. 


41st Congress – Mexico City



ITF Material and Publications


Find the ITF Civil Aviation website here


Find “Transport International” here


Fatigue Survey Report here



Union and Labour Related Info


Filipino workers need our support


Protest in the Philippines over plans to outsource aviation workers’ jobs

HIV/AIDS survey in civil aviation underlines the need for a workplace response

New collective agreement for hotel workers in Canada

ITF condemns possible airline interference in US union elections

Save Our PAL's Jobs

Airport protest pushes bargaining case

Industry Related Info

Air Malta CEO absent from talks

President, PM urged to reinstate PIA pilots

ITF calls for support to Palpa over safety measure

Restructured Mexicana could take off soon

Japan Airlines job cuts risk incurring wrath of unions

Ryanair passengers stage sit-in after plane is diverted to Belgium

Jetstar pilot sacked after newspaper article

Kingfisher Airlines Says Some Reserve Pilots Leave

Etihad says European airlines should restructure to compete

Airlines Can't Bear Extra Security Burden Alone, IATA Chief Says

LAN workers’ strike ends, airline reschedules flights

Both Avianca-TACA and Copa to join Star Alliance

BA Iberia merger gets approval from shareholders

Tam's Brazil Ticket Sales Halted After Delays

Aviation Economics

Boeing Lifts 20-Year China Jet Demand to $480 Billion

Regulators, Governments, ICAO

Governments tighten air security after Yemen plot

ICAO Dangerous Goods Panel Meeting concluded

ICAO Reports and resolutions:

Other Information

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