IFALPA Daily News – 27 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:
IATA: Changes to improve Indian aviation
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for government and industry to join forces on a series of projects to enhance safety, security and efficiency in India. These would align with IATA’s longstanding calls for improved infrastructure, cost reduction and a relief from excessive taxation.
FAA may limit Boeing 787 extended range
As Boeing works to regain permission for its 787 Dreamliner to resume flights, the company faces what could be a costly new challenge: a temporary ban on some of the long-distance, trans-ocean journeys that the jet was intended to fly.
Australian regulator OKs Qantas-Emirates alliance
Australia’s competition regulator has granted conditional final approval to a five-year alliance between Qantas Airways and Emirates, just days before the first Qantas flight is due to transit through Dubai.
French tycoon ‘stunned’ to learn $60M in cocaine found on his private jet
A French tycoon has to his horror discovered his private jet was being used to smuggle $60-millionworth of cocaine from the Caribbean.
Kotoka Airport faces closure over $2M debt
The Kotoka International Airport could be closed down if the Ghana Meteorological Agency (G-MET), to whom it owes $2 million, withdraws services which the airport cannot operate without.
Ethiopian Airlines announces new destinations to East Asia
Ethiopian Airlines announced expansion of its Asian network with the addition of three new destinations, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila and Seoul, as of June 18.
Simulators still not accurate enough on stalls
As experts struggle to identify why the crew of Air France 447 lost control of their A330 over the South Atlantic Ocean nearly four years ago, the industry is also still struggling to develop the precision data needed to accurately reproduce a stall in a Level D simulator.