IFALPA Daily News – 12 March 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:

Pilot proposes longer Heathrow runways – report
A plan to solve the capacity problems in the UK’s hub airports by doubling the number of flights at
London Heathrow Airport has been put forward by a leading pilot, according to a report in the
Financial Times.
 Emergency landing by Air France flight
A Paris-bound Air France flight made an emergency landing at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International
Airport on Monday a few minutes after take-off when the pilot noticed a technical glitch in the engine.
The future of the Single European Sky suffers another serious setback
The European airspace users’ community is facing another setback on the implementation of Single
European Sky after the Single Sky Committee, consisting of representatives of the 27 Member
States of the European Union adopted the so-called performance and charging schemes for the
period 2015-2019.
Southwest May Buy Older Planes To Meet Needs
Southwest Airlines, which is poised to expand service in the next few years, is considering buying
used aircraft to help meet its needs, an executive said.
Boeing moves closer to 777X launch
Boeing is getting closer to bringing a next generation 777 to the market, a senior executive said
Regional jet makers expect aircraft size to grow
Small jet manufacturers are planning to invest heavily in their platforms and increase the size of
current aircraft models, according to a panel discussion at the ISTAT Americas 2013 conference in
Orlando, Fla.