IFALPA Daily News – 1 February 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Finnair welcomes Malaysia Airlines in Oneworld alliance expansion
Finnair’s partner Malaysia Airlines becomes a full member of the oneworld alliance with effect from
tomorrow, adding one of commercial aviation’s most frequent award winners to the world’s leading
quality airline alliance.
Teenager charged with shining laser at Edinburgh Airport planes
A Fife teenager has been charged following three separate reports of laser pens being shone at planes
at Edinburgh Airport.
Plans to change Logan flight patterns causing concerns in Boston towns
Residents in some south suburbs are upset at an upcoming change in flight paths for aircraft leaving a
major runway at Logan Airport that would send more planes over their neighborhoods come March.
Airbus has Plan B for A350 batteries
Airbus has studied alternatives to lithium-ion batteries for its next jet, the A350, and has time to adapt
to any rule changes prompted by the problems that have grounded Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, its chief
executive said.
Alaska Air flight lands in Portland after pilot loses consciousness
An Alaska Airlines jetliner bound for Seattle made an emergency landing in Portland, Oregon, Thursday
night after the pilot lost consciousness, an airline spokesman said.
IATA: Passenger demand grew as air cargo declined in 2012
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year traffic data for 2012 showing a
5.3% year-on-year increase in passenger demand and a 1.5% fall for cargo.