IFALPA Daily News – 10 June 2013‏


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The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
EU Ministers take a step back on preventing air accidents
A new informal agreement by EU Transport Ministers waters down a proposal by the EU
Commission for better prevention of aviation incidents and accidents.
Strikes to hit French airports from Tuesday
French air-transport unions plan to strike from Tuesday to Thursday and airlines should reduce
flights to the major airports, France’s civil aviation authority (DGAC) said.
British Airways: Countdown to new aircraft begins
British Airways is poised to become the first airline in Europe to introduce both the Airbus A380 and
the Boeing 787 into its fleet.
Taliban launch attack on Kabul Airport
Seven Taliban insurgents including suicide bombers attacked the main airport in the Afghan capital,
Kabul, early on Monday, with explosions and gunfire heard near an area that also houses major
foreign military bases.
Aircraft veers off runway upon landing, passengers unhurt
An MA60 aircraft of Merpati Nusantara Airlines (MNA) veered off the runway upon landing at the
El Tari airport in Kupang, Nusa Tenggara Timur, today, but all the 46 passengers and four crew were
reported safe.
AirAsia to cut ties with Japan’s ANA
Asia’s largest budget carrier AirAsia is to pull out of its partnership with Japan’s All Nippon Airways
because of slumping business, a report said on Monday.