IFALPA Daily News – 15 July 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Airlines to stick with 787 after fire
Airlines expressed confidence in the safety of Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner on Sunday as investigators
searched for the cause of a fire on an Ethiopian Airlines plane parked at Heathrow airport.
Greece strike set to affect flights
Air traffic controllers in Greece are set to go on strike for four hours on Tuesday (July 16) as part of
a general strike across the country.
Asiana says it will sue San Francisco TV station over use of bogus, racially offensive names
Asiana announced Monday that it will sue a San Francisco TV station that it said damaged the airline’s
reputation by using bogus and racially offensive names for four pilots on a plane that crashed earlier
this month in San Francisco.
New First Officer qualification rule set for publication
The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration expects its new first officer qualification rule for commercial
pilots that require, with certain exceptions, 1,500 hours of flight time and an air transport pilot
certificate to appear in the government’s Federal Register on Monday.
A350 prepares for next stage of flight tests in August
Airbus has started preparing its A350-900 prototype for a second stage of flight tests, having completed
initial assessments on primary aircraft systems.
Jet Airways-Etihad set to miss deal closure deadline
The Jet Airways-Etihad deal is likely  to miss its transaction closure deadline in the absence of  various
regulatory approvals.