IFALPA Daily News – 7 August 2013‏


Dear Colleagues,
 The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
 Fire engulfs Kenya’s Nairobi Airport
A fire engulfed Kenya’s main Nairobi airport on Wednesday forcing the closure of a vital travel and
trade gateway to east Africa.
 Plane stuck in mud closes Thai airport
An airplane that became wedged in mud after skidding off the runway during take-off in southern
Thailand has forced the closure of the airport, authorities said on Wednesday.
 Runway safety lights now operational at Dulles
The FAA’s newest runway safety enhancement tool, runway status lights (RWSLs), became
operational on July 25 at Washington Dulles International Airport (KIAD).
 Delta greenhouse gas emissions down 18.4 percent since 2005
Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual greenhouse gas emissions by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4
percent reduction since 2005. In its continued commitment to transparency, the airline has
reported successful verification of its 2012 greenhouse gas emission inventories under The Climate
 West Bengal government slashes tax on aviation turbine fuel to lure airlines
Chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday announced a three-year sales tax waiver on aviation
turbine fuel in Bagdogra, making it the cheapest airport in the country for airlines that want to tank
 Etihad Airways outlines major expansion of Australian operations
Etihad Airways president and CEO James Hogan, speaking at the CAPA Australia Pacific Aviation
Summit, outlined a range of major changes to its Australian operations, including new aircraft, new
routes, additional services and new airport facilities.
LOT cancels two 787 flights after computer reset
Poland’s flagship carrier LOT cancelled two Boeing 787 Dreamliner flights to Beijing and back after
it was forced to reset an onboard computer, the airline said on Wednesday.