BA to increase seating density on 777s

British Airways has reported plans to increase the seating density on its London Gatwick-based Boeing 777s, as well as its Airbus short-haul fleet, in order to cut unit costs on its aircraft, the company said.

The airline said it plans to introduce 10-abreast seating on 25 777s, increasing the economy-class cabin from 216 to 252 seats. It will trim the business-class cabin from 40 to 32 seats but double the premium-economy cabin to 48 seats.

The company said the new 777 configuration, increasing its accommodation from 280 to 332 seats, will be introduced in early 2018, and will provide more economical unit seat costs compared with those on Norwegian´s Boeing 787s, which the Scandinavian carrier uses at Gatwick.

British Airways is the flag carrier of the United Kingdom and is based in Waterside near its main hub at London Heathrow Airport.

NASA to launch Earth-observation satellites

NASA has reported it plans to launch six new next-generation Earth-observing small satellites to foster creative and cost-effective approaches to studying the planet, the administration said.

The space administration said the spacecraft will begin launching in November 2016. Satellite size keeps development and launch costs down as they often are carried into space as a secondary payload on another mission´s rocket, providing an economical avenue for testing new technologies and conducting science.

NASA´s early investment in these new Earth-observing technologies has matured to produce two robust science missions, the first of which is set to launch in December.

NASA said small spacecraft and satellites are helping advance scientific and human exploration, reduce the cost of new space missions, and expand access to space. Through technological innovation, small satellites enable entirely new architectures for a wide range of activities in space with the potential for exponential jumps in transformative science.

Comtech Telecommunications gets USD8.8m in funding to supply US Army with hardware

Comtech Telecommunications Corp´s (Nasdaq: CMTL) Command & Control Technologies Group has received an additional funded order of USD8.8 million for its Secret Internet Protocol Router and Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) satellite systems, the company said.

To-date, Comtech has received USD71.5 million of funded orders against the USD91.0 million contract ceiling. The US Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network – Tactical (PM WIN-T) Commercial Satellite Terminal Program is funding this procurement through the Army´s GTACS contract vehicle.

Comtech Telecommunications Corp. designs, develops, produces and markets innovative products, systems and services for advanced communications solutions. The Company sells products to a diverse customer base in the global commercial and government communications markets.

Hainan Airlines launches nonstop Xi'an/Melbourne service

Hainan Airlines has launched its formal nonstop flight service from Xi´an to Melbourne´s Tullamarine Airport in Australia, the company said.

The maiden voyage of non-stop flight HU7991 with 246 passengers on board was serviced by an Airbus A330.

The airline said it rolled out its Changsha-Melbourne non-stop flight service on November 9. The two new services complement the airlines´ intercontinental network and provide more convenient choices for passengers flying internationally.

Hainan Airlines is a Chinese full-service carrier operating from its primary hub at Haikou Hainan Meilan International Airport, serving a domestic and international network to destinations across Asia, Europe and North America.

ADTRAN Gives Wireless Network Control Back to the Enterprise

ADTRAN, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADTN), a provider of next-generation open networking solutions, is enabling the IT department to regain control of the Wi-Fi network with the launch of the Bluesocket 3040 series 802.11ac Wave 2 access points (APs) and DynamicSteering technology, the company said.

The latest additions to ADTRAN´s cloud-managed Bluesocket vWLAN suite enable IT staff to intelligently manage the proliferation of devices accessing the enterprise network. ADTRAN provides the enterprise with intelligent management capabilities that help enhance network efficiency, as well as provide an exceptional mobile end user experience.

ADTRAN´s DynamicSteering provides intelligent monitoring and automatically matches clients to the appropriate radio on the appropriate AP, delivering a more consistent, predictable performance and finally eliminating sticky clients. It is a standards-based, load balancing and sticky-client prevention technology that opens a new dialogue between the Wi-Fi infrastructure and client devices, taking the burden off of the IT staff and utilizing the network to make intelligent decisions without human intervention.

ADTRAN, Inc. is a global provider of networking and communications equipment. ADTRAN´s products enable voice, data, video and Internet communications across a variety of network infrastructures. ADTRAN solutions are currently in use by service providers, private enterprises, government organizations, and millions of individual users worldwide.

Puma Energy adds 100th terminal to storage network

Puma Energy has signed a purchase agreement with BP to buy its Northern Ireland bulk storage fuel terminal located in Belfast, the company said.

The company said the addition takes Puma Energy´s global network of bulk storage terminals to 100, culminating in a total storage volume of 7.9 million of storage capacity. This acquisition builds on the purchase of the 1.4 million capacity Milford Haven Terminal in 2015,

The Belfast Terminal provides storage for gasoline, distillates and aviation fuels, with road gantry loading facilities and a Jetty berth capable of handling MR class vessels. The site comprises 20 bulk fuel storage tanks. The 53-acre former refinery site is located between George Best Belfast City Airport and Belfast Harbour in NI. The refinery was opened in 1964 and converted to a terminal in 1982.

Puma Energy International is a global integrated midstream and downstream oil company active in 47 countries. The company, headquartered in Singapore, manages over 7,844 employees.

Accelerize reports record Q3 revenue

Accelerize Inc. ( OTCQB : ACLZ ) ( OTCBB : ACLZ ), a provider of marketing technology solutions, has announced total revenues for the third quarter of 2016 reached a record USD6.0m, a 14% increase from USD5.3m recorded in Q3 2015, the company said.

Monthly recurring license fee revenue increased 23% year-over-year to a total of USD4.6m for the third quarter of 2016. The revenue increase was driven by an 11% year-over-year increase in average revenue per customer, reflecting the Company´s continuing success in adding larger customer opportunities that progressively grow in overall usage.

Revenue was negatively impacted by approximately USD250,000 as a result of the Company´s decision to discontinue servicing certain low-quality emailing businesses late in Q2 2016.

Accelerize offers marketing technology solutions to leverage digital advertising data.

Professional Diversity Network closes transaction with Cosmic Forward Limited

Professional Diversity Network, Inc. (NASDAQ: IPDN), a developer and operator of online networks, has closed its transaction with Cosmic Forward Limited and announced the results of its self-tender offer.

On November 7, 2016, the company issued 1,777,417 shares of common stock to CFL for USD9.60 per share pursuant to its previously announced stock purchase agreement with CFL. Upon completion of the share issuance, the self-tender offer and the other transactions contemplated by the stock purchase agreement, CFL beneficially owns 51% of PDN´s outstanding shares of common stock, on a fully-diluted basis.

The transaction yielded gross proceeds of USD17.1 million before expenses and repayment of outstanding debt.

The company´s self-tender offer to repurchase up to 312,500 shares of its common stock brought in 1,103,966 shares of stock, representing approximately 51.14% of outstanding shares as of the expiration of the tender offer; therefore the tender offer was oversubscribed.

Because the tender offer was oversubscribed, the Company accepted only a portion of the shares of its common stock that were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn, on a pro rata basis in proportion to the number of shares tendered. The proration factor of 28.31% was applied to all shares of PDN common stock that were properly tendered and not properly withdrawn to determine the number of such shares that have been accepted for purchase from each tendering stockholder.

After applying the proration factor and adjusting for fractional shares in accordance with the terms of the tender offer, the Company has accepted 312,500 shares of its common stock at a purchase price of USD9.60 per share, net to the seller in cash, less any applicable withholding taxes and without interest, for an aggregate purchase price of approximately USD3.0 million.

The Company will promptly pay for the shares accepted for purchase and promptly return all shares tendered but not accepted for purchase.

Professional Diversity Network is an Internet software and services company that develops and operates online professional networking communities dedicated to serving women and other diverse professionals in the United States and employers seeking to hire diverse talent.

Copa Holdings reports 1.5m revenue passenger miles in October 2016

Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA) has reported 1,503,300 revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in October 2016, compared to 1,321,800 RPMs in October 2015, representing a 13.7 percent increase, the company said.

The company reported capacity as available seat miles (ASMs) of 1,805,200, compared to 1,780,600 in October 2015, representing a 1.4 percent increase.

Copa Holdings is a Latin American provider of passenger and cargo services. The company, through its operating subsidiaries, provides service to 74 destinations in 31 countries in North, Central and South America and the Caribbean with a fleet of 99 aircraft.

Additional area code in line for Pennsylvania

Neustar, Inc. (NYSE: NSR) has been assigned to the existing 717 area code that serves the South Central area of Pennsylvania, including the cities of Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon, York, and Gettysburg.

Neustar forecasts that numbering resources in the 717 area code will be exhausted by the third quarter of 2017. The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has directed all local exchange service providers to activate the new area code to ensure the availability of numbering resources in a manner that is most efficient and least confusing for consumers, while minimizing possible disruption to consumers and businesses.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) selected Neustar to serve as the NANPA, the neutral third-party administrator that works with the telecommunications industry in developing area code relief plans. NANPA also oversees the assignment of area codes, central office codes, carrier identification codes, and other numbering resources throughout the United States, Canada, Bermuda and various Caribbean countries.

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