IFALPA Daily News – 12 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:
Airbus leans toward A330-200 to replace Beluga fleet
Airbus has tentatively identified an A330-200 derivative as the most promising long-term candidate to
replace its five A300-600ST Beluga oversize transports.
Libya tightens security at airports
Libya will tighten security at its airports and shut its borders with Tunis and Egypt for five days as a
security measure ahead of the country’s two-year anniversary marking the ouster of Muammar Gaddafi,
the prime minister said.
Heathrow hits turbulence over airport charges
British Airways, Lufthansa and Virgin Atlantic attacked the price increases, which could see landing costs
jump from £19.33 per passenger at present to £27.30 by 2018.
ICAO president demands better ATM cooperation
The president of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council has called for greater
cooperation among nations to achieve global air traffic management goals.
ECJ: Airlines must look after delayed passengers, period
Europe’s highest court, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Luxembourg, confirmed in a ruling last
Thursday that airlines based in the EUcarry liability for accommodation and other “necessary, appropriate
and reasonable” costs incurred by passengers in the event of long delays, even for disruptions beyond
their control.
NAV Portugal partners with SITA as Single European Sky comes into force
NAV Portugal, the air navigation service provider for Portuguese airspace, has partnered with air
transport communications provider SITA to implement the data link infrastructure required to comply with
the EU Regulations for the Single European Sky, which come into force this month.