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2014-05-27 08:20:34

Acquisition expands the Boeing portfolio of services to give airlines and leasing companies a competitive edge SEATTLE, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that it is acquiring AerData Group B.V., which provides integrated software solutions for lease management, engine fleet planning and records management. Based in the Netherlands, AerData also provides technical services for aircraft and engine operators, lessors, and maintenance, repair and overhaul...

2014-05-26 16:20:15

Airline will apply to allow further use of portable electronic devices CALGARY, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will apply to Transport Canada for an exemption to allow guests greater use of their portable electronic devices (PEDs) during flights. The move follows word that the regulator will allow expanded use of PEDs in Canada. Today's announcement by Transport Canada effectively allows airlines to begin the process of meeting conditions required to receive...

2014-05-26 12:25:07

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an important change that will benefit travellers flying with Canadian air operators, as well as the aviation industry. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices such as cameras, electronic games, tablets and computers during all phases of flight. This includes while an aircraft takes off, climbs, descends and lands, provided the device is in non-transmitting, or...

2014-05-23 12:20:41

Airline recognized for historic merger and major financing FORT WORTH, Texas, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has been honored with two awards from Airfinance Journal, including Overall Deal of the Year for its merger with US Airways, and Airline Treasury Team of the Year for its work on a major aircraft order and other financing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO The awards are being made at Airfinance Journal's 34(th) Annual New York...

2014-05-23 00:20:27

SEATTLE, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions lead the market, providing more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments the tools necessary to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. ETS Aviation's fuel efficiency solutions support more than 600...

2014-05-22 12:20:49

DALLAS, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) - Southwest Airlines announced this week that Captain Craig Drew has been named Vice President Flight Operations. In his new role, effective June 2, Drew will be responsible for the airline's flight operations functions, which include 10 Pilot Bases nationwide, Crew Scheduling, and the Flight Training Center. "Craig has a strong vision and energy for Leading Southwest's Flight Operations into the future," said...

2014-05-21 20:20:20

World's first airline to debut complete Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system on 777-300ER EVERETT, Wash., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and EVA Air today celebrated the airline's first double delivery as the airline received its 16(th) and 17(th) 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. Taiwan-based EVA Air will be the first airline in the world to operate 777-300ERs with Panasonic's complete state-of-the-art eX3 in-flight entertainment system. "Our new Boeing...

2014-05-21 16:22:17

GBTA Remains Concerned About Unintended Consequences; Managed Travel Programs Still At Risk ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved a proposal for a data transmission standard that was submitted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/DC16833LOGO GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement:...

2014-05-21 16:20:31

Airlines to transfer Atlanta and Los Angeles flights, expanding options for customers between Heathrow and both cities ATLANTA and LONDON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will transfer operations for nonstop flights connecting London-Heathrow to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this winter, offering more choices for the airlines' customers on key routes across the Atlantic....

2014-05-21 12:20:52

ATLANTA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Travelport finalized an agreement in which Delta will reacquire the data and intellectual property rights central to its passenger service and flight operations systems. As a result, Delta will be the only U.S. airline to directly control these critical technology systems, making it better able to build the next generation of technology that will improve the travel experiences of its customers....


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  • A spider.
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'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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