Investors flew out of defence specialist BAE Systems on Friday after news it had failed to win a £6bn contract on which punters had been pinning their hopes.
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Monday 02 August 2010
The Swiss have always had a reputation for impeccable timing and engineering.
Friday 23 July 2010
Wednesday 21 July 2010
Friday 09 July 2010
It took a lot of muscle to haul her round the sky. Burnt to cinders – like a match. It would do what you wanted it to do. Pure joy. Like flying a brick. Just incredible. It had the wonderful ability to absorb battle damage. It became a good friend right from the start, and I loved it more and more. Very reliable. I never had to worry about that Merlin engine ... you're flying very low, a couple of trees high off the ground, and you do want it to keep going. Cross-wind landings are particularly easy. At 2,000 feet and 200mph, petrol consumption is 30 gallons per hour. The cockpit is weather-proof. Against a fighter, the Hurricane was hopeless."
Saturday 03 July 2010
Friday 02 July 2010
Turkish helicopter gunships, backed by ground troops, killed 12 Kurdish rebels during an operation launched after militants ambushed and killed five members of the security forces, the army said yesterday.
Sunday 16 May 2010
Canadian fighter jets escorted a Cathay Pacific plane from Hong Kong to a safe landing in Vancouver International Airport following a bomb threat.
Sunday 25 April 2010
Passenger planes are being checked for ash damage to their engines before every take-off and after every landing at UK airports as part of increased safety measures, the National Air Traffic Services (Nats) confirmed yesterday.
Thursday 15 April 2010
Wednesday 14 April 2010
Monday 29 March 2010
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