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We're talking about a real-life airline threatening a lawsuit over a VA using the same name, but there has been a case where a real-life "airline" was threatening a lawsuit to another real-life airline because it was using the same name. Jet Airways Ltd. of India was threatened by Jet Airways based in New England (one of those charter companies that does not even have a real fleet - uses third-party aircraft) because the Indian carrier had the same name and was about to start JFK service. Nevermind the fact that the former was in existence umpteen years before this phony deal sued it and at the time anyway, the Indian carrier was a real airline with real planes (still is today) and great service, the New England based Jet wrongfully alleged that the Indian Jet Airways was a supporter of terrorists. Bah humbug. I think this case was eventually thrown out of court with all charges dismissed, but it goes to show that if real-world airlines can get a load of trouble like that, VA's most likely don't stand a chance if they decide to go on that route. If memory serves correctly, the real-world VA counterparts have paid a license fee to use the names of their respective airlines and basically have a "terms of contract" on what they and cannot do.
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I just noticed that the UK company is Atlantic Airlines Limited.
I recently realized that ANA has a cargo division called Nippon Air Cargo (NCA). A couple of years ago I found out that back in the 1980s there was an airline in Florida called National Commuter Airlines, and more recently I found that there was one in the UAE.
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Gunny wrote:...throw you under the wheels of a 747.
No... the jet engine. Much quicker and there's less cleaning up afterwards...
Dark humour aside, it's sad to hear about this going before its time.
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Jokes aside,it's sad,it just doesn't makes sense that a company that owns just a tiny aircraft could sue a va that didn't knew about the existence of a real world comapny using the same name until it was too late.
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