IFALPA Daily News – 8 January 2013

Dear Colleagues,

The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.

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

Boeing working with JAL on 787 fire at Boston airport

A fire erupted on a Japan Airlines Boeing 787 while the aircraft was parked at Boston Logan Airport.

Air France-KLM denies Alitalia talks

Air France-KLM said Monday there was no truth in an Italian newspaper story that the Franco-Dutch carrier was in talks to take over Alitalia.

For sale or rent: used launchpad, well-loved

Although NASA hasn’t put out an official “for sale” list, news reports indicate that several facilities at Kennedy Space Center are available to the highest bidder, including one of the launchpads where the Apollo missions and many space shuttles started their journeys, as well as space in the iconic Vehicle Assembly Building.

Strike paralyzes Bangladesh main airport

Flights at Dhaka’s main airport were halted Tuesday after employees of Bangladesh’s state-run airline went on an indefinite strike to improve working conditions, officials said.

Iran warns airlines: pay debt or face grounding

Airlines in Iran have seven days to repay more than USD$200 million in debts they owe to the oil ministry for fuel or face being grounded, a senior official was quoted as saying on Tuesday.

Lufthansa Systems adds powerful visualization module to its flight planning solution Lido/Flight

Lufthansa Systems today announced that it has added the powerful module Lido/Flight Winds for visualizing flight paths and other information to its well known flight planning solution Lido/Flight.

EU airport traffic in recession for second month running

Following last month’s announcement of EU airport traffic falling into recession, the latest traffic figures for Europe’s airports reveal flat growth for overall European passenger traffic, with continued bad news for EU airports in particular.