Job Burnout: Postponed till Thursday!
The lunchmeeting on job burnout, that was supposed to take place on Tuesday, has been postponed until Thursday, 21. March. Sigrún Ása Þórðardóttir, psychologist, will tell us all about this special type of work-related stress that is job burnout, which can affect both your physical and mental health.
The lecture will be held in Icelandic.
Lunchtalk on Mortgages for FÍA members
The educational fund is organizing a talk on Thursday, March 7 at 12:00, titled: Mortgages; first-time buyers and loan possibilities. Snædís Ögn Flosadóttir, general manager of the FÍA Pension Fund (EFÍA) will join us to explain options for FÍA members.
The talk will be held in Icelandic, at the FÍA premises.
We would also like to remind you of an event on the 19th of March, when Sigrún Ása Þórðardóttir, psychologist, will join us to talk about job burnout.
Results of e-voting - new board of FÍA
The results of the e-voting for the board of FÍA were clear shortly after 21:00, 28. February, 2019. Voting participation was good, with 49,94% of FÍA members casting their vote.
It was quite a close call between candidates:
Hafsteinn Orri Ingvason – 22,82%
Heimir Arnar Birgisson – 26,96%
Hólmar Logi Sigmundsson – 25,9%
Sigurður Egill Sigurðsson – 21,59%
2,73% cast an empty vote.
The board of FÍA 2019-2020 is as follows:
Örnólfur Jónsson, Icelandair (2020)
Guðmundur Már Þorvarðarson, Icelandair (2021)
Hafsteinn Orri Ingvason, Air Atlanta Iceland (2021)
Heimir Arnar Birgisson, Air Atlanta Iceland (2021)
Hólmar Logi Sigmundsson, Landhelgisgæslan (2021)
Högni B. Ómarsson, Icelandair (2020)
Jónas E. Thorlacius, Icelandair (2020)
Magni Snær Steinþórsson, Air Iceland Connect (2020)
Sigrún Bender, Icelandair (2020)
Pension Fund: Bylaw changes approved
The votes have been counted in the e-voting following the Additional Annual General Meeting of EFÍA, the FÍA Pension Fund. The submitted proposal of changes to the bylaws were all in relation to how Pension Fund board members are selected: Instead of FÍA’s board selecting three board members and three reserve seats for the Pension Fund, the Pension Fund members themselves will directly vote their board members.
The e-voting on the proposals was concluded on 21. February, 2019, with a great majority, or 94.49%, voting for the changes. The changes to the bylaws will take effect following confirmation from the Ministry of Finance and Economic Affairs.
Remember to vote!
E-voting for the Board of FÍA commenced on February 21st, at 21:00, and will close at the same time a week later (February 28th at 21:00).
The election is electronic and all FÍA members should now have received a link to their voting ballot via email. To be able to log in to vote you need an Íslykill or electronic ID.
If you do not have that, or haven't received an email with your voting details, please contact the electoral board: email@example.com
In this years election three board seats will be voted upon as there are four candidates.
The Vice-President is unopposed.
Here is a list of members eligible to vote (intranet): https://www.fia.is/kaup-kjor/kjorskra/
Candidate list for the AGM
The deadline for submitting a candidacy for the Board of FÍA ran out on February 7th, three weeks before the Annual General Meeting.
FÍA’s Annual General Meeting will be held at Grand Hotel, Reykjavík, on Thursday, 28. February, from 20:00-23:00.
E-voting for the board will commence on Thursday, 21. February at 21:00, and close at the same time a week later.
FÍA members will receive an email with a link and instructions regarding the voting process.
Candidate list for the Annual General Meeting, 28. February 2019:
Guðmundur Már Þorvaðarson – ICE
Members of the Board
Hafsteinn Orri Ingvason - AAI
Heimir Arnar Birgisson - AAI
Hólmar Logi Sigmundsson - LHG
Sigurður Egill Sigurðsson – Ernir
The Vice-President is unopposed, but the board seats will be voted upon as there are four candidates but only three seats.
The election will be held electronically, and the term of office is two years.
Pension Fund: Additional Annual General Meeting
An Additional Annual General Meeting of EFÍA, the FÍA Pension Fund, will be held at the FÍA premises, Hlíðarsmári 8, Thursday 14. February at 12:00.
There has been an increasing demand that members of the fund have more say in selecting who sits on the board of Pension Fund. The Pension Fund board, along with the board of FÍA, have taken the matter under review and have now submitted a proposal to change the bylaws regarding the selection of board members.
The proposal states that instead of FÍA’s board selecting three board members for the Pension Fund, and three reserve members, the Pension Fund members themselves will vote their board members directly.
According to the proposals, each seat will be occupied for the duration of two years. One year two board seats and one reserve seats will be voted on, and the second year one seat and two reserve seats.
The proposals will be introduced and explained in the Additional Annual General Meeting on Thursday, 14. February, following which there will be an e-voting on the proposals over a period of one week.
If the proposals are approved, the first election for the board of EFÍA will be held this spring, in the Annual General Meeting of 2019, where two seats and one reserve would be voted on. The board of FÍA would nominate one Board Seat and two reserves for a duration of one year, that would then be voted on in 2020.
Deadline for submitting candidacy
The deadline for submitting a candidacy for the Board of FÍA is 7. February, 2019. Those who wish to announce their candidacy must do so via email to FÍA's General Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org
During this year's Annual General Meeting, FÍA members will elect a Vice-President and three Members of the Board. Given the current combination of FÍA's Board, the three board seats 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 and what they stand for in FÍA's newsletter, which will be published before the Annual General Meeting.
The Annual General Meeting of the Icelandic Airline Pilots Association will be held at Grand Hótel, 28. February, 2019, 20:00-23:00.
No aviation accidents in 2018
The Icelandic Research Committee for Transportation Accidents (IS. Rannsóknarnefnd samgönguslysa or RNSA) has released its report for aviation incidents in 2018, stating that for the first time in almost half a century no aviation accidents were registered in Iceland.
The RNSA looked further into 37 of the 2,984 occurrences reported, registering 19 as serious enough to warrant a formal investigation. 18 cases turned out to be minor incidents and were redifined as such.
Drone sighting guidelines
Drones can be useful, as well as fun toys, but the increase of drone use can be quite troublesome when it coms to air traffic, as pilots are well aware of.
The Drone Sighting Guidelines, developed by BALPA and GATCO, are quite useful and can be seen here below. For further information and discussion, check out ECA's website here.
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