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April 2011

WTO confirms huge aviation subsidies

The issue of subsidies to the aviation has been rumbling on for years. But it came something of a head when the World Trade Organisation WTO) delivered its findings on subsidies to Boeing and Airbus. The WTO found that Boeing could …

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Taxpayer subsidy for Birmingham airport

Birmingham airport is the latest recipient of UK government (ie taxpayers’ ) subsidies for aviation. See Birmingham FOE web site.  The spokesperson says:       “The airport claims to be good for the economy but puts its hands into the tax payers’ pockets time and time again. …

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