IFALPA Daily News – 8 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:
Germany and the Philippines diffuse airport row, talk investments
Germany and the Philippines have agreed to put a decade-long dispute over an airport terminal
contract behind them.
FAA clears Boeing for one-time 787 flight
Boeing Co. will be allowed to conduct a one-time ferry flight of a grounded 787 Dreamliner from Texas
to Washington, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday.
Singapore to expand airport with 4th terminal
Singapore plans to add a fourth terminal to its international airport, boosting the number of passengers
it can handle to 82 million a year as low cost airlines burgeon in the region.
Brazilian sustainable jet biofuel plans boosted by promise of a new generation of
jatropha hybrid crops
Once touted as a wonder-crop that would become a staple feedstock for jet biofuels, jatropha suffered
a fall from grace as yields failed to live up to overblown claims.
EASA certifies the Trent XWB engine
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded the certification for the Rolls-Royce Trent
XWB turbofan, which will power the Airbus A350-800 and –900.
The number of overflights in Finnish airspace continued to increase in 2012
The number of overflights in Finnish airspace reached a record level last year. According to Finavia, the
company responsible for air navigation services in Finland, the number of overflights in 2012 increased
by nearly 10 per cent from the previous year.
New online interactive tool to access both the performance data and targets of
the Single European Sky
The Performance Review Body of the EU Single European Sky (SES) has produced an online interactive
Performance Dashboard under the provisions of its contract with the European Commission.