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UK Pilots Grudgingly Sign Armed Air Marshal Pact

Britain’s aircraft pilots’ body said Wednesday it had reached an agreement with one airline on rules governing armed air marshals, but added it was still against taking guns onto planes. “We remain opposed to the whole concept of bringing sky marshal guns on board an aircraft. This will not make flights more safe,” said Jim McAuslan, general secretary of the British Airline Pilots’ Association (BALPA) in a statement. BALPA said it would cooperate with stepped-up security measures announced after six Air France flights between Paris and Los Angeles were canceled last week and amid fears of an incident similar to the September 11 attacks on the United States in 2001. Full Story

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