Aviation News

March 23, 2010

Early Bird Report: WTO Decision Expected This Morning; Qantas Pilot Had Urges to Crash Planes

• The World Trade Organization will issue its final verdict on American claims that Airbus received unfair subsidies from European governments. [Financial Times]

• Germany went ahead and pledged a massive loan to Airbus for the A350 despite the impending verdict. [Deutsche Welle]

• On last day of British Airways strike, Lufthansa pilots pledge to walk out on April 13th. [BBC]

• Outrage down under as it is revealed a mentally ill Qantas pilot was allowed to fly for three years despite telling doctors he had urges to crash planes. [The Age]

• FAA has certified the Boeing 747-8 to operate at airports already approved for the Boeing 747-400, despite the larger wingspan and taller vertical stabilizer on the new plane. [Flight Global]

• Delta will commence daily nonstop flights to West Virginia’s Greenbrier golf resort via Greenbrier Valley Airport (LWB) from New York LaGuardia (LGA) and Atlanta (ATL) on June 10th. [Charleston Daily Mail]



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