IFALPA Daily News – 25 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 working around the clock on 787 issues
Boeing said it was working around the clock to resolve issues that have grounded the global fleet of
787 Dreamliners for over eight days, and underscored its regret about the issue.
Air Malta cancels Libya flight after warning
Air Malta cancelled Thursday’s flights to Benghazi after Britain said it was aware of a “specific and
imminent” threat to Westerners in the eastern Libyan city.
Kuwait Airways receives approval for privatization
The Kuwaiti government has approved the privatization of Kuwait Airways Corp. (KAC). New KAC
president Sami Al-Nasef also announced the airline plans a complete renewal of its aging fleet.
American Airlines retirees must wait a little longer to learn fate of health and 
welfare benefits
American Airlines’ legal team squared off against the attorneys for the Official Committee of Retired
Employees on Wednesday to debate whether the retirees’ health and welfare benefits are vested.
Air Asia drops plan for Singapore joint venture
Air Asia Group CEO Tony Fernandes has abandoned plans to set up a joint venture (JV) airline in
Singapore and hinted at the flotation of Air Asia Indonesia.
The fact and fallacy of the looming ‘pilot shortage’
Word of a looming pilot shortage has been making headlines. The Wall Street Journal, National Public
Radio and most of the major network news channels have carried the story.
United Continental to cut 600 jobs
United Continental Holdings will eliminate about 600 front-office positions, the company said Thursday
in announcing disappointing results for 2012.