IFALPA Daily News – 17 October 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Lao Airlines plane crashes, 49 dead
Bad weather is being blamed for the crash of a Lao Airlines ATR-72 which crashed into the Mekong
river in southern Laos killing all 49 people on board, among them nationals of 10 countries.
Aviation authority sets safety recommendations after collision at Abu Dhabi airport
Accident investigators have made 10 safety recommendations after a collision between two aircraft.
Finnair to join BA-JAL joint business
Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) has granted anti-trust immunity
to a joint business between Japan Airlines, Finnair and British Airways.
Air France confirms flights to Brasilia, eyes A380 service to São Paulo
Air France has confirmed it will launch 3X-weekly Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG)-Brasilia services,
starting March 31 using a Boeing 777-200.
Large passenger planes creating cargo capacity glut: IATA
The entry of new wide-body passenger planes capable of carrying large loads of cargo is slowing down
a recovery in the struggling air freight business, the International Air Transport Association chief said
Engine failure on Spirit Airlines plane under investigation by U.S. safety officials
An engine failure that forced an emergency landing of a Spirit Airlines Inc jet near Dallas is under
investigation by federal safety officials who are recalling some employees furloughed by the U.S.
government shutdown to help with the probe.
EU proposes narrowing airlines CO2 curbs to own airspace
The European Union’s regulatory arm proposed limiting the scope of its greenhouse-gas program for
airlines to regional airspace after countries worldwide agreed on a roadmap to a global carbon market
earlier this month.
Canso outlines improvement plans for African ATM
Civil Air Navigation Services Organization (Canso) director general Jeff Poole has laid out proposals to
transform air traffic management (ATM) performance in Africa.