IFALPA Daily News – 31 May 2013‏


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The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
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Alitalia’s Latest Restructuring Plan Focuses On Growing International Network


Friday, 31 May 2013 10:11
Alitalia Group’s new CEO Gabriele Del Torchio is working on a four-year business plan aimed at securing the airline’s survival and reversing losses, which widened by 20% in the first quarter on a 1% rise in revenue.


Air Travel Demand Growth Continued In April – IATA


Friday, 31 May 2013 10:10
International air passenger demand grew 3.0 percent in April compared to a year earlier and was 1.4 percent up from March, the International Air Transport Association said on Thursday.


Record-Breaking Aircraft Known as “Missile With a Man in It” Lands at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor


Friday, 31 May 2013 10:08
The iconic Lockheed F-104A Starfighter, Serial No. 56-817 made its final landing at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor on May 9, 2013, bringing the Museum’s ever-expanding iconic aircraft collection to 43 warbirds, helicopters and jets. The Starfighter is on long-term loan from Museum of Aviation Robins Air Force Base, Warner Robins, Georgia. It will be on display for visitors in the Museum’s 87,000 sq. ft. battle-scarred Hangar 79.


Police pilot describes being blinded in cockpit


Friday, 31 May 2013 10:07
A Phoenix man faces charges of endangerment after police say he shined a laser pointer into a police helicopter with three officers inside.


Singapore Airlines to order $17 billion aircraft from Airbus, Boeing


Friday, 31 May 2013 10:05
Singapore Airlines Ltd (SIAL.SI) agreed to spend $17 billion to buy 30 Airbus (EAD.PA) and 30 Boeing Co. (BA.N) aircraft, underscoring the airline’s bet on a pick-up in the struggling premium class market.