IFALPA Daily News – 13 September 2013‏


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Middle East low cost airlines report a profitable start to 2013


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:31
Regional political uncertainty and social turmoil have not been able to stop low-cost carriers in the Middle East from reporting another profitable six months. Two of the region’s key privately owned LCCs, the Sharjah-based Air Arabia and the Kuwait-based Jazeera Airways, have both posted strong profits in 1H2013.


Pilots want Tony Abbott to bring the second Sydney airport in to land


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:27
THE nation’s most influential pilots union has urged the new Coalition governemnt to build a second airport at Badgery’s Creek to boost competition and lower costs.


ANA Considers Pilot-Training Facility in Thailand


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:26
ANA Holdings Inc. (9202), Japan’s largest airline, is considering building a pilot-training facility in Thailand as rising travel in Southeast Asia spurs carriers to expand their fleets.


Asiana Boosts Pilot Training Amid San Francisco Crash Review


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:25
Asiana Airlines Inc. (020560), the South Korean carrier whose pilot training is under scrutiny after a fatal crash in San Francisco, said it will expand instruction for air crew and begin an outside review of safety standards.


Embraer details E-Jet efficiency improvements


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:25
Embraer has filled in further details of the planned aerodynamic enhancements for its current-generation E-Jets which it says will generate fuel-burn savings of up to 5%.


Boeing Plans First 787-9 Flight Next Week


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:24
Boeing plans to make the first flight of the 787-9 next week, a stretch version of its high-tech Dreamliner, according to two people familiar with the plans.


Rise In ATC Errors Linked To Better Tracking


Friday, 13 September 2013 14:22
New procedures to better identify air traffic controller errors showed a jump in incidents of aircraft flying too close to each other in the skies over the United States, according to data just released.