Airline executives and pilots met in Beirut and London this week to discuss possible action following the shooting down of the Libyan aircraft by Israeli fighters.
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Background: Airline executives and pilots met in Beirut and London this week to discuss possible action following the shooting down of the Libyan aircraft by Israeli fighters.
Arab airline executives meeting in Beirut on Sunday called on international airlines to boycott Israeli airspace, airports and aircraft as long as what they call Israel's aggression and disregard of United Nations resolutions continued.
The members of the Arab Air Carriers Organisation also urged Arab governments to consider the boycott of foreign airline companies and to refuse them permission to fly over Arab airspace if they did not comply with the action against Israel.
But after a meeting of the International Federation of Airline Pilots' Association in London on Monday, it was thought unlikely that world airline pilots would boycott Israel because of the shooting down of the Libyan 'plane.
Although the pilots' decision was not announced on Monday, it was reported that a clash of views among member organisations of the 50,000 member federation made strong action by the World Federation unlikely.