IFALPA Daily News – 7 June 2013‏


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Lufthansa tests electric taxiing to reduce fuel spending
Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA), Europe’s second-largest airline, is testing electric ground-handling
vehicles at Frankfurt airport to help cut a fuel bill that reached a record 7.39 billion euros ($9.7
billion) in 2012.
Have no money to pay you, Vijay Mallya tells striking Kingfisher Airlines staff
Kingfisher Airlines chairman Vijay Mallya today told his agitating employees, who began a hunger
strike, that he did not have money to clear their salary dues.
Pilot who screamed to get off plane has undiagnosed ailment
The medical issue that caused an Air Canada pilot in flight to scream for help and demand off his
plane was a previously undiagnosed ailment, says the airline.
Airbus confident on A350 as first flight looms
Airbus has vowed to avoid the problems which led to the grounding of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner as
the clock ticks towards a first flight that could be only a week away.
Alitalia, unions agree to cut workers, CEO pay
Alitalia said on Thursday it had signed a deal with unions to cut salaries, paving the way for
launching a new strategic plan for Italy’s flagship airline.
India remains opposed to EU’s emission norms: Ajit Singh
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today said India remains opposed to the European Union’s emission
norms for airlines which entail payment of fine if the emission exceeds certain limit.