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Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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Qatar Airways targeted by gunmen in Tripoli

Qatar Airways has suspended operations in Tripoli after the airline was reportedly twice threatened

by a group of gunmen.

US issues global travel alert, cites Al Qaeda threat

The United States issued a worldwide travel alert on Friday warning Americans that al Qaeda may be

planning attacks in August, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.

Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System certified on A320ceo Family

Airbus has achieved initial EASA certification of its innovative Runway Overrun Prevention System

(ROPS) technology on A320ceo Family aircraft.

Greek aviation workers to strike against layoffs

Greek civil aviation workers plan to disrupt flights for three days next week in protest at government

plans to fire 300 airport staff, their union said on Friday.

Qantas braces as rival hits turbulence

Investment market eyes will now be trained on Qantas and what it might produce for its full-year

earnings given the tough domestic environment outlined by Virgin on Monday.

European Commission approves US Airways-AMR merger, with conditions

European authorities have cleared US Airways Group Inc.’s proposed merger with American Airlines’

parent company, AMR Corp. — on the condition that they give up one slot at London’s Heathrow

airport and take steps to foster competition on the London-Philadelphia route.

 

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Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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NextGen panel: ‘We’ve got to move on this’

Several decades ago there was an advertisement with three elderly ladies in a fast-food joint. They

look at a burger and ask, “Where’s the beef?”

Pilots gather for freedom to fly in China's forbidden skies

Restrictions ban private aircraft owners from almost all of China’s airspace. But Nuomin He, one of

the country’s estimated 2,000 private aircraft owners, is one of the few who grouped together for

the Air Nadaam festival in Hexigten, Inner Mongolia – the first event of its kind – seeking leniency

for aviation enthusiasts.

Jat Airways to rebrand as Air Serbia

Jat Airways is to rebrand as Air Serbia following the purchase of a 49 per cent stake by Etihad.

Brazilian airport workers strike

Thousands of Brazilian airport workers went on strike on Wednesday to demand higher wages,

although contingency plans kept flights running on time, according to state airport agency Infraero.

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Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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US Air, American offer EU merger concessions

US Airways and American Airlines have offered concessions to European Union antitrust regulators

to win approval for their planned USD$11 billion merger to create the world's largest airline.

Lisbon Airport completes terminal expansion and new transit area

On Wednesday, Portugal's Lisbon Portela Airport completed its expansion project with new

"International and Transit Terminal", which includes dedicated areas for processing transit

passengers and the expansion of the airport's baggage system.

Hungarians to launch new airline in August

Three Hungarian businessmen backed by Middle East investors plan to launch a new Budapest-based

full-service airline to plug a market gap left by the collapse of flag carrier Malev last year.

Palestinians want airport, hotels and natural gas

A West Bank airport and a permit to search for natural gas off Gaza are among Palestinians demands

as part of renewed peace talks, Ynetnews.com reported.

Ryanair to sell advertising on its planes

Now Ryanair has come up with another creative way of making more money: by allowing other

companies to advertise on its planes – for a price.

Dear Colleagues,

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Asiana flight attendants hailed as heroes

Veteran flight attendant Lee Yoon Hye sensed something was awry as Flight 214 neared the San

Francisco International Airport runway.

Delays continue at San Francisco after crash

Passengers using San Francisco International airport face a third day of delays and cancellations

following the crash landing of Asiana Airlines Flight 214.

New study predicts growth in flights and capacity challenges for 2035

EUROCONTROL has released its fourth Challenges of Growth study, which looks ahead to the

state of air transport in 2035, or even 2050.

UK flights face delays over air traffic control problem

Passengers using airports in the south of England have been affected by technical problems at a

major air traffic control centre.

Logan airport standards aim to ensure runway safety

Officials at Logan said the Boston airport has taken steps over the years to create a more gentle

transition between its own shoreline and tarmac.

Aviation training comes of age in India

India's civil aviation authority, DGCA, has approved a Flight Simulation Technique Centre (FSTC) as

a training organisation for the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737 NG family of airplanes.

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Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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Loss of control responsible for 40 percent of air accidents

On Tuesday, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) published a study of recent world-wide air

accidents.

Bombardier delays CSeries flight until end of July

The maiden flight of Bombardier's much-anticipated new passenger aircraft, the CSeries, which

was to take place over the next few days, has been delayed until the end of July.

New study shows strong public support for use of unmanned aircraft

An overwhelming majority of Americans support the use of unmanned aircraft for homeland security,

search and rescue, and fighting crime, according to a new poll released yesterday.

Rolls Royce admits it 'fell short' in 2010 Qantas A380 engine blast

Rolls Royce has admitted its safety and quality standards "fell short" after Australia's transport

safety watchdog found cracks in an oil feed pipe caused an engine to explode on a Qantas A380 in

2010.

British Airways' first Dreamliner routes will be to USA and Canada

British Airways has revealed its first Dreamliner routes – the airline will fly its jet-lag busting Boeing

787s to the USA and Canada.

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FAA investigates near-collision above New York airports

Two airliners nearly collided above New York airports earlier this month, the Federal Aviation

Administration said in a statement on Friday.

UK and Malaysia agree ‘open skies’ deal

The governments of the UK and Malaysia have agreed a deal to end restrictions on flights between

the two countries.

Delta completes purchase of Virgin Atlantic stake

Delta has completed its purchase of a 49 per cent stake in Virgin Atlantic after being given

clearance by US and European regulators last week.

Lufthansa's low-cost strategy 'going well'

Lufthansa said that the project to merge some of its European and German domestic routes under

a new low-cost brand has started successfully, as the airline grapples with losses on its European

short-haul flights.

Bombardier’s CSeries could make maiden flight this week

This could well be the week that Bombardier’s CSeries makes its eagerly anticipated first flight.

Jamaican air traffic controllers dispute lingers

Jamaican authorities hope to begin talks with the country’s air traffic controllers next week to

resolve an ongoing wage dispute that sent workers on a 40-hour strike over the weekend and

disrupted international passenger service, including the cancellation of two Cayman Airways flights.

SAS invests in fuel-efficient plane fleet

SAS signed a Memorandum of Understanding with France-based aircraft manufacturer Airbus for

a fleet of a dozen new planes at a cost of $3.3 billion.

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Etihad Airways recruits 50 airberlin pilots

Etihad Airways commenced recruitment of more than 50 pilots from airberlin in April 2013.

Lufthansa, United, Air Canada win EU nod for revenue-sharing pact

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, United Airlines, Continental and Air Canada won approval from EU antitrust

regulators on Thursday for their transatlantic tie-up after agreeing to give up airport slots in

Frankfurt and New York.

TAP privatisation to be relaunched once market conditions are favourable: Transport Minister

Portugal's Secretary of State for Transport Sergio Monteiro said the privatisation of TAP Portugal

would be relaunched once favourable market conditions exist.

Kenya: one billion Mandera Airport plan on course

Plans are underway to put up an international airport in Mandera town at a cost of Sh1 billion, the

governor Ali Roba has said.

Delta to wait for new jets to prove themselves

US carrier Delta Air Lines will watch the wave of orders for the latest Airbus and Boeing planes and

wait for the aircraft to prove themselves before ordering any, its chief executive told Reuters on

Wednesday.

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New Zealand laws crack down on hand-held lasers

New laws will crack down on hand-held lasers being imported, sold and supplied in New Zealand, in

the wake of court cases against people who used them to distract pilots.

Turkish Air faces strike as deadline approaches

Turkish Airlines staff are highly likely to go on strike from Wednesday, a union official said, raising

the prospect of flight delays and cancellations in a dispute over pay and the reinstatement of

sacked workers.

Turning off iPhone critical to pilots citing interference

The regional airliner was climbing past 9,000 feet when its compasses went haywire, leading pilots

several miles off course until a flight attendant persuaded a passenger in row 9 to switch off an

Apple Inc. iPhone.

Captain locked out as plane cockpit door jams

Air India says the cockpit door of one of its planes got jammed during a flight while the captain was

using the toilet, forcing an unscheduled landing by the co-pilot in central India.

In the first test of its kind, Navy catapults drone from aircraft carrier deck

A Navy commander described Tuesday's first-ever catapult drone launch from an aircraft carrier a

'watershed event' for Naval aviation and the start of new era for unmanned aerial systems.

Unions to combine in American, US Air merger

Two unions that represent ground workers at American Airlines and US Airways said they would

combine to become the bargaining agent for nearly 30,000 employees after the airlines merge.

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Dear Colleagues,

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Airline Safety System Comes to Helicopter Sector

Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:37

The FAA is planning to expand a new safety data collection and analysis system beyond scheduled air carriers to all elements of the aviation community, including helicopters. [Read more]

FAA Furloughs, Towers, And Weather Observers

Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:36

President Barack Obama has signed a bill that will end furloughs of air traffic controllers, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Wednesday said the administration will seek to prevent tower closures, but other areas may see cuts. [Read more]

Boeing Considers Everett Program Shift

Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:35

Boeing says it is “in the middle of a process” that might take at least part of the assembly of its most successful widebody twin-engine aircraft out of Washington state to a South Carolina plant where it recently pledged $1 billion in infrastructure investments and 2,000 new jobs. [Read more]

Virgin Galactic successfully tests space plane for commercial flights

Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:32

SpaceX seems to get all the private rocket buzz these days, but Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic is also out there, firing off rockets and aiming for the heavens. The company’s SpaceShipTwo space plane just completed its first powered test flight, and the video footage is a sight to behold. [Read more]

Lufthansa Agrees Inflation-busting Pay Deal

Thursday, 02 May 2013 17:30

Lufthansa agreed an inflation-busting pay settlement with the Verdi union, representing 33,000 workers, ending a dispute which had threatened to drive customers to rival airlines. [Click here]

 
 

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Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

Here are today's top headlines. To read more, click on the title:

FAA clears 787 battery fix, ends flight ban

The US Federal Aviation Administration gave formal approval on Thursday for a new lithium-ion

battery system for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, ending a three-month ban and clearing airlines to

fly the plane with passengers again.

China's self-developed biofuel test flight successful

Sinopec, China's top oil refiner, announced the success of the first test flight powered by the

company's newly developed aviation biofuel product on Wednesday.

Protected airspace for circling approaches to expand

The FAA will begin publishing instrument approaches that use larger circling-approach airspace

dimensions on May 2, addressing industry safety groups’ assertions that the radii were “insufficient

to contain large, jet transport airplanes during the circle-to-land maneuver,” according to NBAA.

Angolan plane fall man 'wanted better life'

A man found dead in west London after falling from the undercarriage of an airplane wanted to

come to Europe for a better life, an inquest has heard.

US Senate passes bill to end ATC furloughs

The US Senate moved quickly late on Thursday to end air traffic controller furloughs that were

causing widespread airline flight delays related to last month's automatic federal spending cuts.

Philippine Airlines in major route expansion

Philippine Airlines announced a major route expansion on Friday to better serve the army of

Filipino expatriate workers in the Middle East.

 

Please note that today marks the closing of IFALPA’s Chertsey, UK office. We’d like to take a moment to thank our UK Colleagues for their many years of dedicated service and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.

 

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