IFALPA Daily News – 23 July 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
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UPS Pioneers Aviation Safety, Implements New Fire-Resistant Shipping Containers


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:50
Research became reality today when UPS (UPS) placed an industry-first order for 1,821 fire-resistant shipping containers. The implementation of these unit load devices (ULDs) represents a milestone in aviation history, offering unprecedented protection from intense fires. Delivery of the new containers will begin this September and is expected to be complete by early 2014.


Porter Airlines’ operation of CSeries is closely linked to the future of Toronto City Centre Airport


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:45
Now that the hype around Porter Airlines’ conditional order for Bombardier CS100 narrowbodies has dimmed, questions are arising about whether the bid to expand its footprint at Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport will succeed, and whether the CSeries will ever make an appearance in Porter’s livery.


TAAG Angola Airways boosts capacity, justifying Angola’s investment in airport infrastructure


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:40
Angola has spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years renovating, upgrading and building new airports throughout the country which were damaged during the nation’s destructive 27 year civil war following independence from Portugal in 1975.


Turkish Airlines Firms Up Boeing 777 Order


Tuesday, 23 July 2013 10:35
Flag carrier Turkish Airlines said on Monday it had decided to convert an option to buy five Boeing 777-300ERs into a firm order.


Southwest 737 Nose Gear Collapses On Landing