IFALPA Daily News – 11 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:
Boeing completes ‘uneventful’ 787 test flight
Boeing completed what it called an uneventful test flight on Saturday of 787 Dreamliner, its first since
the aircraft was grounded more than three weeks ago after a series of battery-related problems.
Muscat airport closed after PIA crash
A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) passenger plane with about 70 people on board crash-landed on
the runway of Oman’s main airport in Muscat on Monday, forcing the cancellation of all flights from the
facility, a safety office said on Monday.
Airports returning to normal after Northeast storm
Airports in New York and Boston were ramping up service Sunday, as they worked to return to normal
operations following a massive snowstorm that crippled parts of the East Coast and led to thousands of
flight delays and cancellations.
Wind farm plan sparks safety fears at Irish airport
A regional airport is opposing plans for a wind farm, on the grounds that it may cause hazards for
aircraft using the facility.
Dubai opens A380 terminal
Dubai International Airport has opened the first-ever concourse designated for use by A380 aircraft.
Singapore Airlines looks to ride out storm as profits continue to slide
Singapore Airlines (SIA) has reported another drop in operating profits as the airline group continues to
face challenging market conditions in the cargo and long-haul passenger markets.
Belgian airport reopens after plane crash kills family
A small passenger plane crashed at Belgium’s Charleroi airport on Saturday, killing five people and
closing the international hub used by Ryanair for six hours just as thousands of people were due to go
away on holiday.