Life in the grassroots
ATTENTION - NEW DATE! Life in the grassroots - A meeting on Flight Safety when flying private airplanes - is now held for the second time, Tuesday, June 9, at Grjótnes in Hlíðasmári 8. Speakers are Matthías Sveinbjörnsson, President of the Icelandic Aeronautical Association, and Sigurjón Valsson, captain at Atlanta. Light refreshments.
Continuing Education and the Educational & Training Fund
There are several interesting courses available this summer at the Continuing Education - University of Iceland (EHÍ), some held in English. The summer courses are a part of a government effort to create educational and job opportunities following the COVID-19 pandemic, supported by the Ministry of Education.
There are several courses that might appeal to pilots, and we would like to remind you that all FIA members can apply for a 85% refund due from the FIA Education and Training Fund.
Icelandair pilots approve CLA
FÍA pilots voted for a new Contract Labour Agreement with Icelandair with a large margin. The evoting was concluded on Friday, 22. May at 16.00. Voter participation rate was 96%, with 96.22% voting for the new CLA and 2.6% against. 1.18% returned empty ballots. The CLA is therefore considered to be approved.
„We are very happy to see the continued unity of our people during these difficult times. Icelandair is and will be an important part of the Icelandic economy and the backbone of a powerful revival following the pandemic that has paralized air traffic over the past few months,“ says Jón Þór Þorvaldsson, President of the Icelandic Airline Pilots‘ Association.