IFALPA Daily News – 4 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:
Carbon pricing needed to control airline emissions
Aviation pollution will only level off by the middle of the century if a price is set on airline carbon emissions, research said, countering industry hopes that green goals can be met via technology improvements and biofuels.
Royal Jordanian stops flying over Syria
Jordan’s national carrier Royal Jordanian has stopped flying over Syrian airspace for security reasons,the airline’s head said on Sunday.
UK NATS radar signals protected from 4G interference
UK air navigation services provider NATS said it is the first operator in the country to have future-proofed its radar against interference from the 4G mobile network.
Austrian Airlines to join ANA-Lufthansa joint venture
Austrian Airlines will join the All Nippon Airways (ANA)-Lufthansa joint venture (JV) on its daily Vienna-
Tokyo Narita route from April 1.
Struggling Gulf Air dismisses staff as unions reject revamp
Bahrain’s loss-making flag carrier Gulf Air, struggling against competition from other regional carriers,has embarked on a sweeping restructuring plan that has annoyed unions over heavy job cuts.
Passenger arrested at Kerala airport with 3kg of gold
An Indian passenger arriving at Karipur International Airport near Kozhikode in Kerala has been nabbed by the Air Customs Department for carrying three kilogrammes of gold by hiding it and not disclosing it to the customs authorities.
Air capacity squeeze could cost the UK billions
The UK is potentially missing out on billions of pounds in trade due to its lack of flights to the world’s fastest growing economies, according to a new report by the CBI.