IFALPA Daily News – 4 February 2013


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
 US Airways’ Piedmont Airlines and Air Line Pilots Association reach tentative
Piedmont Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of US Airways, today announced that it has reached a
tentative agreement with the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA), which represents the airline’s 375 pilots.
 Air India flew Dreamliners after grounding order: official
Air India flew some of its Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner aircraft even after U.S. regulators grounded the
global fleet last month due to undiagnosed battery problems.
Disabled plane closed Idaho airport for hours
Officials say Boise Airport has reopened after a small plane missed the runway and forced a halt to
incoming and outgoing aircraft.
Delta flight evacuated on Boston taxiway due to brake fire
A Delta Airlines MD-90 that was hoping to depart Boston to bring passengers to Atlanta, instead
disembarked everyone on a taxiway Thursday afternoon.
Nav Canada proposes switch to True North Standard
Slowly, the old rules of navigation are changing, and one of the oldest, which dates back before the days
of sailing ships, is the rule about magnetic variation and compasses: “Variation East, Magnetic Least;
Variation West, Magnetic Best.
Horizon pilots ratify six-year pact
The pilots of Horizon Air voted last month to extend their current labor contract for three years, creating
a new six-year pact.
Russian authorities suspend Red Wings’ AOC
Russia’s Federal Air Transport Agency, Rosaviatsia, has suspended Red Wings’ air operator’s certificate
(AOC), effective February 4 2013.