In Partnership With

October 8, 2012

AIRLINE ALLIANCES

Alliance Blues

FLIGHT TEST

Green Machine

AIRLINE ALLIANCES

PROFIT BOOST

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AIRLINE ALLIANCES

Alliance Blues

Global alliances SkyTeam, Oneworld and Star are losing their status as dominant players in long-haul travel

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FLIGHT TEST

Green Machine

Boeing packages improved airframe, systems and flight-deck for combined flight-test effort

2425

AIRLINE ALLIANCES

PROFIT BOOST

Singapore Low-fare carriers in Asia are mostly to thank for a billiondollar increase in the profits forecast for airlines in 2012 by the International Air Transport Association ( IATA). But profits will still be more than 50% down from last year and the improvement expected next year will not bring airlines back to the healthier levels of 2011 or 2010.

2627

SPACE

Next Stop

Station-derived base at Earth-Moon L-2 is attractive, but details need work

2627

SPACE

Small Fortune

Operators of new light launchers see opportunity in smallsat market

3031

DEFENSE

Fast and Cheap

U.S. and allies launch crash program to field advanced weapons

3031

DEFENSE

Fragile Dome

Israel boosts Iron Dome output as U.S. considers coproduction

3233

DEFENSE

Terminal Diagnosis

Boeing struggles with its terminal effort, while competitors weigh in with options

3435

DEFENSE

Canberra Sharpens Its Ax

Australia is likely to reduce defense equipment plans to match its spending

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AIR TRANSPORT

Up In The Air

Passengers and crews are reporting incidents of fumes—possibly toxic—in cabins

3839

AIR TRANSPORT

Vision Quest

Virtual towers gain real ground

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