IFALPA Daily News – 6 May 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:

United Airlines Begins Pre-notifying Customers of Eligibility for TSA Precheck


Monday, 06 May 2013 08:46
United Airlines today announced it is providing advance notice to customers who are selected for the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) prescreening program TSA Precheck. Eligible United customers will start to see the TSA Precheck indicator on mobile boarding passes, boarding passes printed at home or from the kiosks at some airports, allowing customers to effectively route themselves to available TSA Precheck lanes. [Read more]


Air France-KLM: it may be unfair to compare its 1Q2013 with Lufthansa’s, but…


Monday, 06 May 2013 08:44
Two of the European Big Three reported 1Q2013 results within two days, so we can’t resist a comparison. Air France-KLM’s quarterly operating loss of EUR530 million was EUR171 million below Lufthansa’s. Air France-KLM shaved net debt from EUR6.0 billion at the end of 2012 to EUR5.9 billion; Lufthansa’s net debt is less than one third of this. AF-KLM’s 1Q RASK grew by 1.2%; Lufthansa’s by 2.8%. [Read more]


Solar Impulse, California For Phoenix


Monday, 06 May 2013 08:43
The Solar Impulse team sent their solar aircraft out from Moffett Airfield near San Jose, Calif., Friday at 6:12 a.m. Pacific time, for Phoenix, Ariz., on the first leg of a transcontinental U.S. flight. The aircraft is powered by four 10-horsepower electric motors that draw energy from 12,000 photovoltaic cells on its wings and lithium-polymer battery packs that store excess solar energy for use in darkness. [Read more]


‘Team Montreal’ fights to keep UN aviation agency


Monday, 06 May 2013 08:42
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, Quebec International Relations Minister Jean-François Lisée and Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum may seem like strange bedfellows. But all three levels of government have kicked off a joint lobbying effort against moving the International Civil Aviation Organization to Qatar, agreeing that losing the United Nations’ only office in Canada would cause both political and economic damage. [Read more]