IFALPA Daily News – 14 August 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Cathay cuts capacity to restore profitability
Cathay Pacific Airways is scaling back seating capacity on some long-haul routes to offset declines
in its air freight business and try to return to profitability.
Bombardier Flexjet resumes hiring pilots
In response to fleet growth and an uptick in its business, fractional provider Bombardier Flexjet has
resumed hiring pilots after ceasing such activity, and then subsequently furloughing pilots, during
the Great Recession.
Pilot, co-pilot killed after UPS cargo plane crashes near Birmingham, Alabama airport, mayor says
A large UPS cargo plane crashed Wednesday in an open field just outside an airport in Birmingham,
Alabama, killing two crew members aboard.
Japanese airlines check 787s for wiring problem
All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines said Wednesday they are checking their Boeing 787 fleets for
wiring problems unrelated to battery defects that plagued the aircraft earlier this year.
U.S. sues to block AMR-US Airways merger; stocks fall
The surprise move likely would delay, or even derail, a merger set to close next month and could stall
a broad industry restructuring that investors were counting on to support airline profits, triggering a
5.4 percent decline in U.S. airline shares.
AEA figures point to clearer skies
New figures from the Association of European Airlines point to a slight upturn in passenger numbers
accompanied by capacity restraint among carriers.
O’Hare airport turns to barnyard animals to mow its grassO’Hare airport turns to barnyard animals to mow its grass
In a remote corner of O’Hare International Airport, far from its high-profile modernization mega project,
a decidedly more low-tech initiative is being carried out by a barnyard band of goats, sheep, llamas and
wild burros.