Trade war on aviation: U.S. could be granted record tariffs over Airbus aid

Daily Newsletter | October 1, 2019
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After several years of working separately, multiple aviation events, recruitment and news services are joining together under AeroTime Hub umbrella to form the second largest aviation digital hub currently in the world.
AeroTime Hub is a multi-channel aviation digital hub, pioneering the way forward for combining world-class breaking news, aviation intelligence, business development and entertainment ,  explains the CEO of AeroTime Hub Mindaugas Gumauskas.
Today in the news
The United States is expected to be granted approval by the World Trade Organization to impose tariffs on European Union goods, including aircraft and parts, worth up to $8 billion annually, media reports suggest. The decision would open the next chapter in what has been a 15-year-old aircraft subsidy dispute concerning rival plane makers Boeing and Airbus.
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Qantas’ A380 refurbishment project, which was first announced in 2017, finally bore its first fruits. On October 1, 2019, the carrier introduced the freshly upgraded Airbus A380, including new seats, a re-arranged cabin and a redesigned onboard lounge.
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) asked operators of certain Boeing 737 NGs to conduct safety inspections after structural cracks were reported by the manufacturer. Boeing notified the agency after cracks were discovered during modifications on a “heavily used aircraft”. Subsequent inspections uncovered similar cracks in a small number of additional planes.
During an event marking the 71st anniversary of the South Korean Armed Forces, several F-15K fighter jets flew a patrol over the disputed islands of Dokdo (or Takeshima in Japan), causing an official protest from Japanese officials.
The French Armed Forces General Staff revealed that an A400M Atlas achieved its very first Air Delivery on September 18, 2019, on a theater of operations in the Saharan-Sahelian region as part of Operation Barkhane.
Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) passed an important milestone by completing a key pre-opening test before its planned launch in October 2020. The launch of the airport was already delayed 11 times. However, it is still running into trouble and further delays to flight operations out of BER are not a far-fetched scenario.
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