RIM bosses cause flight chaos

Staff writer
19 Mar 2012

With RIM’s new chairwoman Barbara Stymiest hinting the firm will focus more heavily on Asia Pacific in the coming months, it’s probably a good thing the company has already fired George Campbell and Paul Alexander Wilson.

The BlackBerry vendor excused the executives from duty after their drunken behavior caused an Air Canada flight to China to be diverted back to Canada.

In addition to receiving their marching orders from RIM, the men have been banned from the airline’s planes, and must pay it C$35,000 ($35,017) each in compensation.

The ruckus capped a bad year for RIM in Asia Pacific after Indonesian authorities prosecuted the vendor’s local chief executive over a botched smartphone launch that saw hundreds injured.

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