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2008-09-25 15:00:37

By ARI SYRQUIN Last Thursday a hearing on "General and Business Aviation in the European Community" took place in the European Parliament. More than 60 participants representing general- and business-aviation operators and aircraft manufacturers, airports, the European Parliament, the European Commission, EC member states, Eurocontrol, the European Aviation Safety Agency and SESAR Joint Undertaking participated in the event. Until recently, addressing the specificities of general...

2008-08-29 06:00:40

By Stephen McGinty ZOOM, the Scottish-owned budget airline, last night faced demands for payment of "millions" of pounds in late bills, causing planes to be grounded and chaos for passengers. Flights from Glasgow to Canada were halted on the instruction of the Civil Aviation Authority concerning the non-payment of charges to the European air traffic control company Eurocontrol and the UK's air traffic controller, Nats. Hundreds of angry passengers were still waiting at Glasgow Airport...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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