British Air Line Pilots' Assn., which represents about 3,000 of British Airways' 3,200 pilots, withdrew its court action last week, lifting the last hurdle for the launch of OpenSkies. BA pilots had voted to strike because the airline planned to use BA aircraft and not BA pilots for its new subsidiary. BA had threatened to seek a court injunction prohibiting the strike, arguing that Art. 43 of the Treaty of Rome gives companies based in one EU state the right to set up subsidiaries in ...

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