IFALPA Daily News – 26 March 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 787 flies first battery test flight
A Boeing 787 Dreamliner took to the sky on Monday in a test flight aimed at showing that the
plane’s new lithium-ion battery system meets regulatory safety standards, a key step in ending a
two-month, worldwide grounding of the high-tech jet.
Union threatens to expand strike by airport personnel
A strike that began at the airport in Brønnøysund in northern Norway earlier this month will
spread to other airports around the region if pay demands made to the company supplying ground
services aren’t met, threatened the union representing ground personnel at the airport.
Pet owners pressure airlines to stop treating animals as cargo
A loophole in the law is allowing airlines not to report when certain animals are killed, hurt, or
vanish in transit.
Bombardier powers on the first CSeries flight test vehicle and completes wing static testing required for first flight
Bombardier Aerospace announced today that it has successfully completed the first full powering
of the main electrical distribution system on the first CSeries flight test vehicle (FTV1).
Canadian pilots hopeful new job grant will keep airlines from having to hire foreigners
A group of 30 laid-off pilots was left perplexed following last week’s federal budget, after the
government introduced a job training grant and a commitment to Canadian workers over temporary
foreign hires less than a month after rejecting a similar proposal from the pilots.
Piedmont Airlines pilots ratify labor agreement
Piedmont Airlines pilots, represented by the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), have ratified the
tentative agreement reached with the company in early February.