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June 02, 2005

Airbus Delays A380 Deliveries

Carriers Are Screaming

The Airbus A380 is going to be late... about six months late. That's the word from the factory and it sent some of the airlines which have already ordered the behemoth passenger jet into angry fits. Some of them want compensation for the delay.

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The EU Strikes Back

Europeans File Promised WTO Countersuit Over Subsidies

One day after the US filed its World Trade Organization lawsuit against the European Union over subsidies paid by EU governments to Airbus, the Europeans struck back, accusing local US governments of spending even more money on Boeing.

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Delta Calling: Your Flight's Been Canceled

Airline Scales Back Service To ICT In Subsidy War With City

How's that line go? "It's always the innocents who suffer"? That seems to be the case in Wichita, where, embroiled in a battle over city subsidies to AirTran, Delta Airlines is cutting back on flights.

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America West Exec: They WERE Operating The Plane

Testifies At Trial Of Accused Drunken Pilots

Called to the stand in the case of two company pilots accused of operating an aircraft drunk, an America West executive and veteran pilot himself testified the airmen were indeed operating the aircraft -- even though they were being pushed back from the gate when they were stopped and arrested.

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Ethiopian Airlines Increases 787 Order by Five Airplanes

Signs Contract For Ten 787s 

Boeing and Ethiopian Airlines announced Tuesday that the airline has increased its firm orders for the 787 Dreamliner to 10 airplanes by exercising purchase rights obtained with its initial order announced Feb 4th.

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