AIRLINES STRIKES – Latest news

The Lufthansa’s pilots have suspended their strike meanwhile unions representing French air traffic controllers would have announced – BBC source – a four-day strike, beginning on Tuesday, that would result in hundreds of flights in and out of Paris’ Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports being cancelled if the strike were confirmed.

As far as the British Airways carrier is concerned, cabin crew would have voted in favour of industrial action over pay and conditions. BA passengers could face the risk of several flights being cancelled. However, no date has been mentioned.

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USAF airborne LASER destroys boosting missile

2/12/2010 – WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Missile Defense Agency officials demonstrated the potential use of directed energy to defend against ballistic missiles when the Airborne Laser Testbed, successfully destroyed a boosting ballistic missile Feb. 11 over the Pacific Ocean.

The experiment, conducted at Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center-Weapons Division Sea Range off the central California coast, serves as a proof-of-concept demonstration for directed energy technology.
The Airborne Laser Testbed is a pathfinder for the nation’s directed energy program and its potential application for missile defense technology.

Read further on the YAL-1A, a modified Boeing 747-400F known as the Airborne Laser on:  >>>>>

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AEROFLOT’s enlargement – The bigger, the safer?

Aeroflot’s enlargement designed to boost air safety, but carries risk

17:33 03/02/2010 Russia’s plans to integrate six smaller airlines into the country’s flagship carrier Aeroflot is aimed at improving air safety and modernizing the domestic air fleet, but was likely to create one more monopolist, an expert said on Wednesday.>>

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News – Nato cargo via Kazakhstan

NATO, Kazakhstan sign Afghanistan cargo transit deal

16:10 27/01/2010 NATO and Kazakhstan signed on Wednesday a deal which would allow the alliance to transport its Afghanistan-bound military cargo via the territory of the Central Asian state.>>

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