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2008-11-04 03:00:11

China Cargo Airlines has selected Rockwell Collins to provide a comprehensive package of communication, navigation and surveillance avionics for 10 Boeing 777 aircraft. The deliveries of these aircraft are scheduled to begin in December 2009 and will continue through 2013. Rockwell Collins's WXR-2100 MultiScan hazard detection radar analyzes and determines actual weather hazards. According to Rockwell Collins, the MultiScan system is a fully automatic, hands-free airborne radar system...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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