“Most of the world’s airports and leading destinations remain vulnerable to criminal or rogue mayhem”

[London: 15 January 2019]: Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology notwithstanding the shock wake-up call from the chaos at Gatwick Airport last month before Christmas and more recently at Heathrow, as well as last week’s exploding drone incident in Yemen.

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“Most of the world’s airports and leading destinations remain vulnerable to criminal or rogue mayhem”

[London: 15 January 2019]: Virtually every one of the world’s commercial airports and leading destinations currently remain vulnerable to criminal abuse or ‘rogue’ operation of drone technology notwithstanding the shock wake-up call from the chaos at Gatwick Airport last month before Christmas and more recently at Heathrow, as well as last week’s exploding drone incident in Yemen.

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U.S. Navy Commissions Littoral Combat Ship 13 (Wichita)

Wichita (LCS 13) enters active service in the U.S. Navy fleet.

LCS 13 commissioned at home port in Naval Station Mayport in Florida

NAVAL STATION MAYPORT, Fla., Jan. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The U.S. Navy commissioned USS Wichita (LCS 13) – the nation’s seventh Freedom-variant Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) – at Naval Station Mayport today before a crowd including active-duty and veteran sailors. This milestone places the ship, built by the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT)-led team into active service.

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A New Era of Global Aircraft Surveillance is on the Horizon as Aireon Completes System Deployment

A successful final Iridium® NEXT launch delivered the remaining 10 AireonSM payloads to orbit

MCLEAN, Va. – January 11, 2019 – Aireon announced today a successful eighth and final launch and deployment of the Iridium NEXT satellite constellation hosting the Aireon space-based Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) payloads. At 7:31:33 AM PST (15:31:33 UTC) a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California and placed the final 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into low earth orbit (LEO). This launch brought the total number of Aireon payloads in orbit to 75 (66 operational payloads and 9 spares), completing the historic launch program and passing one of the last remaining milestones before Aireon ushers in a new era of global air traffic surveillance and aircraft tracking.

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Textron Aviation announces enhanced flight deck features coming to Cessna and Beechcraft piston lineup

WICHITA, Kan. (Jan. 11, 2018) – Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced enhanced flight deck capabilities for new production Cessna and Beechcraft piston platforms. The features include new standard and optional equipment as part of Garmin’s G1000 NXi next-generation integrated flight deck, which provides pilots with enhanced control and connectivity in the cockpit.

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Munich Airport maintains dynamic traffic growth in 2018

Passenger traffic up by 1.7 million to a new record of over 46 million

Munich Airport had yet another record-setting year in 2018: Total passenger traffic rose by a very robust 1.7 million to yet another all-time high of 46.3 million. This represents a year-over-year increase of around 4 percent. During the same period, the number of take-offs and landings increased by 2.2 percent to over 413,000. The airport again benefited from its attractive, worldwide route network. Passenger traffic on long-haul flights was up by an impressive 7 percent as compared with the previous year. European routes experienced an increase of around 5 percent, while the passenger total on domestic flights within Germany declined by 1 percent.

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