IFALPA Daily News – 13 May 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Aviation industry use Montréal event to discuss key environmental policy issue
Around 200 delegates from 44 countries are meeting in Montréal on Monday ahead of crucial
environment discussions set to take place at the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) in
FAA won’t close 149 contract towers after all
The FAA—and its parent agency, the Department of Transportation—announced Friday that it will keep open the 149 contract towers that the agency slated for closure on 15 June.
Dublin Airport now using biometric gates to quickly process passengers
This pilot program is for Dublin Airport passengers, some of whom are navigating automatic border control gates to get through immigration control as quick as 7.5 seconds, authorities say.
Japanese contractors plan new airport for Mongolia
Mitsubishi Corp. and Chiyoda Corp. have agreed to build a new airport for the Mongolian capital Ulan Bator, the latest in a flurry of overseas infrastructure deals for Japanese contractors.
Virgin’s Richard Branson loses bet, serves fliers in drag
Yes, that was Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson dressed in flight attendant drag and serving drinks on a flight from Australia to Malaysia this weekend.