Northwest Airlines received approval from the US Bankruptcy Court for its aircraft financing deal with Airbus and Pratt & Whitney (ATWOnline, Dec. 12). Airbus will finance 85% of soon-to-be-delivered A319s and 10 A330s scheduled for delivery in the next two years, according to media reports. Prepayments of approximately $100 million made by NWA prior to its entry into bankruptcy will be allocated to the aircraft costs. Pratt will finance four additional aircraft. Separately, NWA ...

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