Tickets now for sale
The annual Reykjavik Flight Safety Symposium will be held on April 11th, 2019 at the Hilton Reykjavík Nordica. You can now buy your ticket at midi.is for only 2.900 ISK (aprox. 21 EUR) and a lunch buffet is included.
The event attracts among others air traffic controllers, pilots and people at administration level. All presentations and key discussions will be held in English.
Confirmed speakers are:
- Ragnar Guðmundsson - RNSA
- Marika Melin - Karolinska Institutet (medical university)
- Steinarr Bragason - Icelandair
- Graham Braithwaite - Cranfield
- José-María Lorenzo - The European Satellite Services Provider (ESSP)
- Kristín Sigurðardóttir M.D. - University of Iceland
CLA with Mýflug approved
The voting on the new CLA (collective labour agreement) between the Icelandic Airline Pilots’ Association and Mýflug has now been concluded. Ten out of eleven people on the electoral roll casted their votes, all in favour of the agreement.
The new agreement was signed on 31 December 2018, and it will be valid until 30 June, 2020.
We congratulate Mýflug and its pilots on the agreement.
Annual General Meeting -
The Annual General Meeting of the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association will be held at Grand Hótel, 28. February, 2019, from 20:00-23:00.
This year, FÍA members will elect a Vice-President and three Members of the Board. Those who wish to announce their candidacy must do so via email to FÍA's general manager at email@example.com before 7. February, 2019. The general manager gathers the candidacies on behalf of the board, and forwards them to the board and the electoral commission.
Given the current combination of FÍA's Board, the three seats now up for election can not go to Icelandair pilots, according to Article 16 of FÍA's Bylaws. If a new Vice-President were to be elected, who does not work for Icelandair, then one of the three seats on the Board can go to Icelandair.
Candidates will have the opportunity to introduce themselves in FÍA's newsletter, which will be published before the Annual General Meeting.
New Agreement with Mýflug
The Icelandic Airline Pilots' Association signed a new collective labour agreement with Mýflug on 31 December, 2018.
The negotiation committee will introduce the contract to relevant members on Monday and Tuesday, after which time voting will commence.
Opening hours during the holidays
The FÍA office will be closed between Christmas and New Years' Day. Happy holidays!
Ernir signs CLA with FÍA
FÍA signed a Collective Labour Agreement with Flugfélagið Ernir (Eagle Air) on Monday, 10. December 2018. Members can vote electronically on the CLA for a week following the signature.
Picture, listed from left: Unnar Hermannsson (Ernir), Ásgeir Örn Þorsteinsson (Ernir), Magni Snær Steinþórsson (chair of FÍA's negotiation committee), Snorri Geir Steingrímsson (FÍA), Sigurður Egill Sigurðsson (FÍA).
Eagle Air's new Dornier 328
Eagle Air (IS Flugfélagið Ernir) welcomed a new addition to its fleet this December when it began operating a Dornier 328. The airplaine can transport 32 passangers as well as a crew of three, and it will be utilized in Eagle Air's regular routes as well as for specific assignments both in Iceland and abroad.
"We hope that the added number of seats will prove more economical for certain routes, and we will have a better opportunity to lower our prices. Of course this is all subject to wages and circumstances in our tiny market," says Hörður Guðmundsson, Eagle Air CEO. The Dornier comes as an addition to the Eagle Air's four 19 passenger Jetstream 31/32 airplanes.
Eagle Air is the oldest airline in operation in Iceland, still under the management of its original founders in 1970. Ernir flies regularly to five destinations throughout the country, as well as Reykjavík: Vestmannaeyjar, Höfn in Hornafjörður, Húsavík, Gjögur and Bíldudalur.
Bryndís joins FÍA's office team
Bryndís Nielsen started work as Communications Officer for FÍA in November. She will be in charge of information dissemination to members, e.g. editing the newsletter and updating the website and FÍA's social media accounts.
Bryndís has worked as a PR consultant and project manager for many years, and has a great deal of experience in copywriting and translating into English. She has worked as a consultant for Athygli PR since 2007, where she continues to work part time. Thre she has dealt with matters to do with crisis management, image consultancy, media relations, copywriting and editing. From 2012-2014 she worked for the EU Info Centre in Iceland, which was operated by Athygli PR. There she worked as a Public Information Officer, as well as General Manager for a time.
Bryndís was the marketing director of the Iceland Dance Company from 2005-2007, and before that she worked in TV news. She has a Master's degree in visual anthropology from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and a BA degree in psychology from the University of Iceland.
General meeting resolution
FÍA held a General Meeting in Grjótnes, 25. January 2018, where the following Resolution regarding the Icelandic National Guard was approved:
FÍA is distressed over the Government's budgetary plans regarding the Icelandic Coast Guard, as it does not secure the operational basis for the institution.
Members of the meeting challenge the parliament to review the Coast Guard's budget and to ensure that it will have the necessary funds to fulfill its statutory role, to maintain equipment, and to ensure the adequate number of crew members for each shift.
Furthermore, members of the meeting encourage that new helicopters, that are suitable for the Coast Guard's role in search and rescue, will be purchased as soon as possible.
Resolution proposed by; Högni B. Ómarsson
Supported by; Reynir Einarsson og Jón Þór Þorvaldsson.
The Resolution was approved unanimously.
Stjórn og starfsfólk FÍA óskar félagsmönnum og fjölskyldum þeirra gleðilegra jóla og heillaríks komandi árs.
Með þökk fyrir samskipti og samstarf á árinu sem senn líður.
Undanfarið hafa stórir hópar kvenna úr ýmsum starfsstéttum komið fram undir merkjum átaksins #metoo. Meðal þeirra eru íslenskar flugfreyjur.
Af þessu tilefni vill Félag íslenskra atvinnuflugmanna FÍA lýsa yfir stuðningi við átakið og taka undir með þeim fjölmörgu samstarfskonum okkar flugmanna sem fordæma hverskyns kynferðislega áreitni.
Gagnkvæm virðing og traust þarf vera í samskiptum áhafna um borð í flugvélum. Það stuðlar að vellíðan áhafnarmeðlima og eykur flugöryggi.