IFALPA Daily News – 7 March 2014‏


Dear Colleagues,
The IFALPA Daily News is now available online.
Here are today’s top headlines. To read more, click on the title:
Azerbaijan receives category 1 aviation safety rating

Following its International Aviation Safety Assessment, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

(FAA) ranked Azerbaijan in category 1 for aviation safety, according to a message from the U.S.

Embassy in Azerbaijan.

Airbus orders more frequent A380 wing fatigue checks

Airbus has ordered more frequent inspections of the wings of the A380 after discovering

unexpected levels of metal fatigue during testing on a factory mock-up, industry sources said

on Thursday.

Copa Airlines falls as Venezuela cuts ties with Panama

Copa Holdings SA (CPA) slumped as Venezuela cut ties with Panama after it urged mediation

to end four-week-old protests, prompting Citigroup Inc. to lower the airline’s shares to the

equivalent of hold.

Airlines warned over bid to call truce

Qantas and a key shareholder in Virgin Australia are skirting the law in their apparent attempts

to negotiate a truce over prices and capacity, Australia’s top competition regulator has warned.

Engineers examine BA plane forced back to Heathrow after ‘engine surge’

Engineers are investigating a British Airways plane that was forced to turn back to Heathrow with

flames spitting from its engine moments after take-off.

LATAM prepares for World Cup with new flights

LAN and TAM Airlines, part of LATAM Airlines Group, the largest airline group in South America,

have announced the addition of over 300 new international flights to support demand during

the World Cup this summer.