IFALPA Daily News – 24 September 2013‏


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Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Air France-KLM defers decision on Alitalia
Air France-KLM deferred a decision on whether to offer more help for struggling Alitalia on Monday,
saying it needed more information about its Italian partner’s finances.
Pilot gap in Asia reaching critical proportions
Ailing infrastructure in rapidly growing economies in the Asia-Pacific region has not kept in step with
demand, creating huge challenges for airlines running out of pilots as fleets expand.
ICAO states meet to adopt global navigation plan
The world’s aviation community will gather today for the start of the 38th Assembly of UN agency
ICAO and will be asked to adopt a global air navigation plan that will lay down a roadmap for the
eventual modernisation of the world’s ATM system.
Delta and Virgin Atlantic joint venture gets DOT green light
Delta Air Lines and Virgin Atlantic Airways received final approval from the US Department of
Transportation (DOT) to implement an immunised joint venture across the Atlantic today.
Air New Zealand plans 1st flights to Antarctica’s ice runway on regular passenger jets
New Zealand’s flagship airline plans to fly planes to Antarctica that pilots would land on an ice
Airlines urge UN deal on emissions to avoid trade war
Airlines on Monday urged a UN aviation group to back a mandatory global framework to curb
airline emissions, saying failure to reach a deal would revive threats of a trade war.