IFALPA Daily News – 22 March 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:
Airbus, American equip jet fleet to stop runway runoffs
American Airlines will equip its Airbus 320 fleet with equipment to reduce the risk of planes sliding
off runways, the companies announced Wednesday in an effort to reduce a leading cause of
airline accidents and fatalities in the last decade.
Aeromexico announces increased frequencies and new international services
Aeromexico, Mexico’s global airline, made several announcements at 2013 Tianguis Turistico travel
trade show, including additional frequencies on its international routes and new service to keydestinations in Mexico.
Man impersonating pilot reached plane’s cockpit at Philly airport, police say
Philadelphia police have arrested a French national after he allegedly posed as an airline pilot and
gained access to the cockpit on a US Airways flight Wednesday.
Air India Express to pay Rs 88K for not providing alternative on flight cancellation
Air India Express has been asked by the Delhi State Consumer Commission to pay Rs 88,000 to a
passenger for failing to provide him with an alternative after his flight to Dubai was cancelled.
Heathrow partners with South African Airways on self-boarding trial
London Heathrow Airport and South African Airways are currently partnering on a two-month self-
boarding trial. Passengers in Terminal 1 are being invited to participate in the trial, which uses biometric data to ensure more efficient, speedier boarding.
EU grants more legal rights to airline passengers while protecting airline industry interests
SQ Law, a full service European legal group with expertise in aviation law, outlines the key aspects
of the recent EU legislation proposed to boost airline passenger rights while addressing the interests
and concerns of the airline industry.