Air Transport World

ATW through the years.

Five years ago in ATW: The latest round of bilateral negotiations between the US and UK ended just two days after they began when US negotiators walked out, claiming there was "no possibility of making progress on any of the outstanding care issues."--November 1998

10 years ago: GPA Group lost $993 million its fiscal year ended March 31. The loss exceeded by $90 million the combined profits of the previous five years and reduced GPA's book net worth to $234 million from $1.2 billion the year before.--November 1998

20 years ago: British Caledonian's decision to order seven A320 150-seat airliners costing $250 million excluding spares, with three more on option, is in the personal opinion of Roger Beteille, Airbus Industrie GM and Executive VP, enough to launch the project when added to the 50 orders and options already taken out by Air France and the 20 by Air Inter. …

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