IFALPA Daily News – 19 March 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Ryanair signs USD$15.6 billion Boeing deal
Ryanair on Tuesday announced a USD$15.6 billion order for 175 Boeing 737s in a deal that would
allow the Irish airline to consolidate its position as Europe’s dominant low-cost carrier.
NTSB issues new safety alerts
General aviation accidents continue to occur for many of the same reasons. The National
Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) issued five specific recommendations aimed at pinpointing
the most common hazards, while offering potential remedies.
European airline industry shrinking due to recession
Air traffic growth in 2012 has been marked by economic weakness in much of Europe and by
several airline failures locally adding to the general traffic decline, in particular of domestic traffic.
Big numbers visit NZ’s largest pilot training school
An open day at CTC Aviation Training (NZ) Limited on Saturday 16 March saw a large number of
potential pilots in attendance to hear about the future of airline training in New Zealand.
Malaysia Airlines increases capacity to its global network
Malaysia Airlines is increasing its capacity to many routes on its network through additional flights
and bigger capacity aircraft for the Northern Summer operating pattern effective 31 March 2013.
Nigeria: Remodelled Kano Airport offers hope
Despite the challenge of insecurity that Kano, a city well known for its trade and commerce, has
had to grapple with in recent times, and the fading hope that Mallam Aminu Kano International
Airport may never regain its former glory after several years of neglect, Adeola Akinremi reports
that the remodelled Kano Airport now offers a glimmer of hope.