Aireon and FlightAware Announce Qatar Airways as GlobalBeaconSM Launch Partner



GlobalBeacon will provide Qatar Airways with real-time worldwide aircraft tracking that complies with ICAO Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System recommendations
McLean, Virginia (September 26, 2016) – Aireon LLC and FlightAware announced today that Qatar Airways will be the first airline to adopt the new GlobalBeaconSM solution to meet the International Civil Aviation Organization’s (ICAO) Global Aeronautical Distress Safety System (GADSS) recommendations.

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BookPick: Hornblower’s Historical Shipmates

BookPick: Hornblower’s Historical Shipmates

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Among the many larger-than-life naval officers who strode the quarterdeck in the period I write about (1793-1815) Edward Pellew ranks among the most memorable. Not far from where I live in Devon is the site of his heroic action in saving the lives of some 500 men, women and children from certain death aboard the troopship Dutton that had come to grief just off Plymouth Hoe. He was ashore at the time, heading to a social function in full evening dress. Seeing Dutton‘s plight he stopped his carriage, divested himself of his finery and swam out to the ship and at the point of a sword took matters in hand in the panic that had ensued. Pellew served the Royal Navy with great distinction for 50 years. He was undoubtedly one of the greatest fighting captains of the Napoleonic wars but has somewhat been overshadowed by Horatio Nelson. He died in 1833, a vice-admiral of the United Kingdom, peer of the realm and holder of many foreign honours. As well as great seamanship skills, indomitable courage and sheer grit, Pellew excelled in man management and mentoring. He has been criticised by some as an over-partial father to his own sons but he nevertheless earned the lasting devotion of his men.

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Wijet acquires Blink to create the world’s largest air taxi service?


The new group with an enterprise value of €45m will soon launch a revolutionary online offer

[PARIS & LONDON – 27 September 2016] Wijet today announces that it is acquiring Blink to create the world’s largest air taxi company, with an enterprise value of €45m. The transaction will see the respective fleets being brought together into the same company and based all across Europe. With the scale that fifteen Cessna Mustang very light jets provides, the true efficiencies of the air taxi service can be realised.

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Cloud-based, mobile optimized solution streamlines operations

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland and SAN FRANCISCO (Sept. 26, 2016) – Aircraft operators and flight departments will have access to an end-to-end aircraft management solution through mobile devices, tablets and web browsers as a result of a recently signed agreement between Rockwell Collins and Stellar Labs.

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Satellites help understand what fuels the twilight zone

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Title Living in the twilight zone
Released 26/09/2016 5:00 pm
Copyright K. Raskoff

The sea gooseberry is just one of the many species that inhabit the mesopelagic region of the ocean, which is between 100 m and 1000 m below the surface. The mesopelagic is home to most of the world’s fish, but how they get enough food has largely been a mystery. Using information from satellites and in situ instruments, scientists have worked out that a ‘seasonal mixed-layer pump’ moves 300 million tonnes of carbon from the surface waters to the depths below. This is an important addition to the ‘rain’ of fast-sinking organic aggregates of dead plankton and waste products from organisms that live near the surface.
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27 September 2016

The deep, dark twilight zone a kilometre down in the ocean is home to most of the world’s fish, but how they get enough food has largely been a mystery. Now, thanks to satellites and floating sensors, scientists have worked out how much energy is being pumped to the depths.

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Sculpted by ancient water

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Title Mawrth Vallis martian mosaic
Released 26/09/2016 12:30 pm
Copyright ESA/DLR/FU Berlin, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO

Sculpted by ancient water flowing on the surface, Mawrth Vallis is one of the most remarkable outflow channels on Mars. The valley, once a potentially habitable place, is one of the main features of a region at the boundary between the southern highlands and the northern lowlands.

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Breaking News: Geely to be Lead Partner for The BLOODHOUND Project

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Team announces its most substantial sponsorship deal
World Land Speed Record Challenge on track for Autumn 2017
Geely to take BLOODHOUND Inspiration Programme across Asia

The BLOODHOUND Project today announced Zhejiang Geely Holding Group (ZGH) as its prime sponsor and Official Automotive Partner in a 3-year agreement. The leading Chinese automotive group will provide technical as well as financial support to the Project and promote its Inspirational Programme throughout Asia.

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