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January 15, 2007

GE To Purchase Smiths Aerospace For Nearly $5 Billion

Companies Say Things Should Be 'Business As Usual'

Smiths Aerospace, the aerospace division of British consortium Smiths Group, has seen its business surge in recent years on orders from Boeing, Airbus, and Lockheed Martin. That has not gone unnoticed by American conglomerate General Electric.

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Saudi Arabia Expects First Female Pilot To Fly Soon

Can Fly A Prince Around... But Can't Drive To The Airport

Contrary to its reputation as a fundamentalist Islamic stronghold in the Middle East, changes ARE coming to Saudia Arabia -- a series of reforms meant to bring it more in-line with modern times and mores. One sign of that progress is the fact the kingdom will soon see its first female pilot.

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