Lord Ashcroft: Time to Tackle Public Misconceptions Over Veterans

LONDON, October 16, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • New research finds public overestimates extent of mental health and other problems among former Service personnel
  • Annual update on Veterans Transition Review finds progress, but uneven delivery throughout the UK  especially Northern Ireland

The public overestimates the extent of serious problems faced by former Armed Forces personnel, according to new research from Lord Ashcroft, the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Veterans’ Transition.

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Rocket motor for Ariane 6 and Vega-C is cast for testing

  • Title Inert propellant pours into P120C
  • Released 22/09/2017 2:01 pm
  • Copyright ESA
  • DescriptionThe first full-scale model of the P120C rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit was cast and filled with inert propellant for intensive testing in Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana in September 2017.

    It is the largest single casting of a solid propellant motor ever achieved.

    The photo was taken by a camera inside the casing.

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13 October 2017The first full-scale model of the rocket motor that will propel Ariane 6 and Vega-C into orbit has been cast and filled with inert propellant for testing at Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana.

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Gatwick sets out its critical role for Britain in Government’s future Aviation Strategy

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  • Further aviation growth essential to improve UK connectivity and take advantage of opportunities post-Brexit
  • Resilience, competition and making best use of Gatwick’s existing facilities also vitally important
  • Gatwick’s Aviation Strategy proposals build on the airport’s growing long-haul traffic and increased cargo handling

London Gatwick has an increasingly critical role to play to help connect Britain to the world post Brexit. The airport sets out today a series of positive steps it could take to help passengers, and the country, in its response to the Government’s call for evidence for its future Aviation Strategy.
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Textron Aviation invests in growth and support of Mexican business aviation fleet with expanded Aerolineas Ejecutivas relationshipTextron Aviation invests in growth and support of Mexican business aviation fleet with expanded Aerolineas Ejecutivas relationship

from left to right: Alejandro Alonso, CEO, Aerolineas Ejecutivas; Kriya Shortt, senior vice president of Customer Service, Textron Aviation; Arturo Ortega Olive, president, Aerolineas Ejecutivas; Lannie O’Bannion, vice president of Sales, Latin America & Caribbean, Textron Aviation

LAS VEGAS (Oct. 12, 2017) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, is strengthening its presence in Mexico by expanding channel partner Aerolineas Ejecutivas’ role to include new aircraft sales and service for its full jet and turboprop portfolio.

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Head of London Southend Airport calls for Government action to solve capacity crisis

Glyn Jones, CEO of Stobart Aviation, owners of London Southend Airport, has today called for the UK Government to support ways to free up spare capacity at smaller airports across the UK. This will help alleviate the capacity crisis in the UK aviation industry. Airport capacity is now a significant issue at five out of London’s six airports (Heathrow, Gatwick, Stansted, Luton and City) with all of them near to full. Punctuality figures from the CAA showed up until the end of August 2017, 27% of flights were delayed at Heathrow and almost 50% at Gatwick(1).

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Hurricane Ophelia

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  • Title Hurricane Ophelia
  • Released 12/10/2017 4:00 pm
  • Copyright contains modified Copernicus Sentinel data (2017), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
  • DescriptionThe Copernicus Sentinel-3A satellite captured this image on 11 October 2017, when Hurricane Ophelia was about 1300 km southwest of the Azores islands and some 2000 km off the African coast.

 

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