IFALPA Daily News – 25 September 2013


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
African ministers and aviation officials meet at ICAO to discuss next steps for aviation safety in Africa
The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) completed a special high-level briefing yesterday
on the status of aviation safety in Africa.
Three Chinese airlines order 68 A320 jets: Airbus
Three Chinese companies have ordered a total of 68 A320 aircraft, Airbus announced on Wednesday
as air travel takes off in the world’s most populous country.
Nassau officials fear increased JFK Airport noise
Residents and elected officials in Nassau County and Queens worry that a new satellite-based air
traffic control operation will increase aircraft noise in communities near Kennedy and LaGuardia.
Lufthansa open to alliance with Gulf carriers
Lufthansa is leaving the door open to forming an alliance with any of the Gulf airlines, the German
carrier’s chief executive said, even though currently it sees no benefit in a partnership.
Japan Airlines,All Nippon Airways argue over slots at Haneda Airport
Japan’s two biggest carriers, Japan Airlines (JAL) and All Nippon Airways (ANA), are locked in a
disagreement over the arrival and departure slots at the Haneda Airport, as discussions enter its
final stage.
Alitalia airline announces expansion plans
Alitalia, Italy’s national airline, and SAVE presented in Venice the development plans of Alitalia
Group at the Venice Marco Polo Airport.
Airbus says low-cost airlines will keep its A330 in production for at least ten years
Airbus SAS said it’s A330 twin-aisle jet could remain in production for another decade as low-cost
airlines led by Ryanair Holdings Plc seek cut-price planes for the introduction of long-haul services.