FALPA Daily News – 5 August 2013
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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
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.