IFALPA Daily News – 20 March 2013


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
 Lufthansa to cancel domestic, European flights due to strike
Deutsche Lufthansa AG will cancel almost all domestic and European flights from six German
airports on Thursday morning due to a labour strike, a spokesman for the airline said.
American Airlines selects Airbus’ Runway Overrun Prevention System for its A320 family fleet
American Airlines has decided to equip all of its A320 Family fleet with Airbus’ innovative Runway
Overrun Prevention System (ROPS) technology.
Air France seeks $710 million in sale of convertible bonds
Air France-KLM Group (AF), Europe’s largest airline, plans to raise as much as 550 million euros
(USD$710 million) in a sale of convertible bonds to help finance aircraft purchases and pay debt.
Boeing tech engineers ratify four-year deal
Boeing technical workers voted by a wide margin to ratify a new four-year agreement with the
company, ending the possibility of a strike that could have cut production at a critical time for
the aircraft maker.
Transat splits with Westjet, beds CanJet
Transat A.T. is expected to gain a competitive edge over rival Sunwing Vacations this spring after
mutually agreeing to sever ties with WestJet Airlines Ltd. Friday.
Mystery pizza delivery on stranded Delta flight
Passengers on a Delta Air Lines, Inc. flight that was stranded on the tarmac in Knoxville for three
hours after severe weather diverted the Boston to Atlanta flight, were shocked – and a little less
agitated – when a stack of pizzas was delivered to the plane.
AirAsia awarded India go-ahead
AirAsia has won approval from India’s Foreign Investment Panel to set up an airline in a joint
venture with the giant Tata group, an Indian government official said this week.