IFALPA Daily News – 30 July 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 asks airlines to check emergency beacons on up to 1,200 jets after Heathrow blaze
Boeing has asked airlines to inspect up to 1,200 aircraft across its fleet to gather data on Honeywell
emergency beacons that have come under scrutiny following a fire on a parked 787 Dreamliner two
weeks ago.
Paralysed man held for attempting to bomb Beijing airport
Chinese police have arrested a wheelchair-bound man, who set off a home made explosive at the
Beijing International Airport on July 20 to highlight the brutal beating by security officials that
paralysed him.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s… Swiss ‘Jetman’
A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer with his custom-
built jet suit.
Kim Jong-Un confirms design for $200 million international airport
First Instagram, now this: An architecture and planning firm in Hong Kong has reportedly been chosen
to turn a military airstrip in North Korea into a $200 million international airport.
Funding schemes in Congress could ground drones; FAA pressured over privacy
Many other members of Congress, civil liberties groups, privacy advocates and others have said drones
— increasingly small, undetectable and able to be equipped with state-of-the-art cameras and other
monitoring equipment — pose real privacy threats.