IFALPA Daily News – 7 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:
No volcanoes, fewer tower blocks – Ecuador lands a ‘safer’ airport for Quito
One of the world’s most spectacular and stomach-churning aircraft descents will be consigned to history
next week when Quito closes an airport wedged between volcanoes and tower blocks high in the
windswept Andes.
Gagan Navigation Program faces new delay in India
The certification for India’s GPS-Aided GEO Augmented Navigation (Gagan) project is presently being led
by the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and, according to an official statement, is “expected to
be operational in the summer of 2013.” However, an Airports Authority of India (AAI) official, speaking
on condition of anonymity, has told AIN the schedule is likely to be pushed back toward the end of the
Airlines expecting flight interruptions due to Northeast U.S. storm
With a major storm bearing down on the Northeast, several airlines are warning travellers to prepare
for the possibility of flight cancellations, diversions, and delays Friday at Albany International Airport.
Airlines contend with big jump in Mumbai airport charges
Indian airport regulator AERA (Airports Economic Regulatory Authority) approved a 154% increase in
aeronautical charges for airlines operating to the city’s airport.
Blimps to hover in D.C. airspace
Two large tethered helium blimps carrying surveillance gear will be deployed for testing by the North
American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, somewhere near Washington, D.C.’s airspace
by the end of September, Reuters reported this week.
Frontier Airlines to outsource about 700 jobs
Frontier Airlines has told about 700 employees nationwide it will be outsourcing their jobs to other
employers, which will affect all of its destinations except Denver International Airport.