Bunhill: Increasingly sensitive

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The Independent Online
MY Heathrow correspondent tells me British Airways is becoming increasingly sensitive about the way it sells all those unwanted bits and pieces of aircraft. Two months ago, I reported that a new division, called Air Trading, had been set up to handle the sale of 'excess' aircraft spares. Now I hear Air Trading's staff have been told, in no uncertain terms, that nobody is to say anything to anybody about the division's activities.

Such is senior management's sensitivity, in fact, that Air Trading was instructed to circulate an internal memo to all departmental heads at Heathrow informing them that any enquiry regarding disposals should be referred to the legal department.