IFALPA Daily News – 18 January 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Military jets escort Alaska Air plane to Seattle
Two US fighter jets were scrambled on Thursday to escort an Alaska Airlines plane to Seattle after the
FBI received an anonymous tip, apparently unfounded, that a hijacker was aboard, officials said.
TEM course in Casablanca a success
From 14 to 16 January, IFALPA and host member association AMPL – Moroccan ALPA, jointly held a
Threat and Error Management (TEM) Course in Casablanca, Morocco.
Dubai Airport nearly refused to hang photo of female co-pilots
When was the last time you flew in a plane piloted by a woman? What about two women, both pilot and
co-pilot? It’s possible to not even know since passengers rarely see their flight crews much anymore,
but they are up there. Trust us.
Texas school teaches new airline pilots
Pilots in training from half a world away have found a home here as they earn their wings, and now the
flight school has plans to expand.
Airbus close to launching A320 sharklet retrofit
Airbus expects to be able to launch a retrofit programme for sharklet wing-tips on the A320 by around
March-April, having determined the technical requirements for the modification.
TSA seeks to significantly expand Pre-Check screening program
The US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) wants to expand the Pre-Check expedited screening
program to include a wider range of passengers. Members of Congress would be included.
London Stansted attracts three final bids
London’s Stansted airport has attracted three final bids each worth about GBP£1 billion (USD$1.6 billion),
three sources close to the matter said.