IFALPA Daily News – 22 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:
Boeing confident of fixing 787 battery problems
Boeing has told airlines it is confident of fixing battery problems on the 787 Dreamliner soon, the chief
executive of Norwegian Air Shuttle said on Tuesday.
Gulf Air to cut workforce by one-third in restructuring plan
Bahrain-based Gulf Air, which announced a major restructuring plan last week, will cut its workforce by
Iranian airlines face rough skies
Sky-rocketing fuel and ticket prices, a drop in passenger traffic and foreign currency shortages, all
resulting from global sanctions, have forced Iran’s aviation sector into turbulent times.
EU carbon law hands airlines a windfall
Airlines could have already made up to EUR€1.36 billion (USD$1.82 billion) in windfall profits from an EU
law that forces them to pay for carbon emissions, a study by a Dutch consultancy said on Tuesday.
Turkey to launch Istanbul Airport tender
Turkey will launch a tender to build Istanbul’s third airport on Thursday and is aiming for the first stage
of construction to be completed in three to four years, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said.
A farewell to ‘nudity’ at airport checkpoints
TRULY bad ideas never die, in my opinion. So I wasn’t surprised to hear that, while the Transportation
Security Administration says it is removing those much-reviled backscatter body-imaging scanners from
airport checkpoints, the machines will be stored “until they can be redeployed to other mission priorities.”