IFALPA Daily News – 20 June 2013‏


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The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
CAAS allows more time between flight takeoffs and landings due to haze
The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said its air traffic controllers are allowing more time
between flight takeoffs and landings because of visibility concerns.
Planes likely to switch to touch-screen controls
In the not-too-distant future, airliner cockpit panels are likely to resemble giant iPads, as the current
dizzying array of knobs and switches gives way to touch screens adapted from consumer devices.
European Commission opens investigation into SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ state support
On 19 June, the European Commission opened an investigation to verify whether a public support
measure granted in 2012 by Sweden and Denmark to SAS Scandinavian Airlines’ is in line with EU
state aid rules.
Ryanair could move into Trans-Atlantic flights
Ryanair, Europe’s biggest budget airline, could start selling low-cost trans-Atlantic flights if it secures
enough twin-aisle aircraft and gains access to cities in both Europe and the United States, its chief
executive said on Wednesday.
Mid-air explosion: Qantas staff sue for trauma
Qantas cabin crew members who were on QF32 when its engine exploded mid-air two years ago have
initiated a class action lawsuit against the aircraft’s engine manufacturer over psychological trauma
they say they have suffered as a result of the incident.