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All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd. , also known as Zennikkū or ANA, is a Japanese airline. Its head office is located at Shiodome City Center in the Shiodome area of Minato, Tokyo, Japan. It operates services to 49 destinations in Japan and 32 international routes and has about 33,000 employees as of August 2013. In May 2010, ANA's total passenger traffic is up year-on-year by 7.8%, and its international services grow by 22% to 2.07 million passengers in the first five months of 2010. ANA's main international hubs are at Narita International Airport outside Tokyo and Kansai International Airport outside Osaka. Its main domestic hubs are at Tokyo International Airport , Osaka International Airport Itami, Chūbu Centrair International Airport , and New Chitose Airport .In addition to its mainline operations, ANA controls several subsidiary passenger carriers, including its regional airline, ANA Wings and charter carrier, Air Japan. Additional smaller carriers include Air Do, a low-cost carrier operating scheduled service between Tokyo and cities in Hokkaido, Vanilla Air, a low-cost carrier serving resort and selected international destinations, and Allex Cargo , the freighter division operated by Air Japan. Since October 1999, the airline became a member of Star Alliance. ANA is also the largest shareholder in Peach, a low-cost carrier joint venture with First Eastern Investment Group. On 29 March 2013, ANA was announced as a 5-Star Airline by Skytrax. Wikipedia.

Sakakibara J.,University of Tsukuba | Kita J.,All Nippon Airways | Osato N.,University of Tsukuba
Review of Scientific Instruments | Year: 2012

We developed a video recording system with the capability of tracking moving objects and used it to track the flight of an insect. The system consists of two galvano mirrors, which redirect the light coming from the object in two orthogonal directions toward a high-speed camera to capture the image. An additional high-speed camera, which views the same object through a beam splitter placed between one of the galvano mirrors and the observation camera, detects the position of the object. The mirror angle is controlled to maintain the position of the object at the center of the view, allowing the object to be tracked. In order to validate this system, images of a live fly in flight were recorded along a flight path that was much longer than the field of view of the stationary camera. A high-resolution video image of a rapidly moving live fly was successfully captured. © 2012 American Institute of Physics. Source

Rinoshika A.,Yamagata University | Watanabe S.,All Nippon Airways
Experimental Thermal and Fluid Science | Year: 2010

The turbulent structures of various scales around an externally mounted vehicle mirror have been experimentally investigated. The high-speed PIV technique was first used to measure the instantaneous velocity fields of the mirror wake at a Reynolds number of 7900 in the (x, y)-, (x, z)- and (y, z)-plane. The distribution of instantaneous streamlines and vorticity, time-averaged streamlines and Reynolds stresses were examined. Then the instantaneous turbulent structures were decomposed into the large-, intermediate- and relatively small-scale structures by the wavelet multi-resolution technique. It is found that the large-scale vortical structure shed from the root and side portion of mirror forms the separation region, the intermediate- and relatively small-scale structures are respectively generated from the tip of the mirror and the edge of the mirror. The relatively small-scale structures exhibit the strongest vorticity concentration. It is also indicated that the large-scale turbulent structure makes the largest contribution to the Reynolds stress in the range of separation shear layer behind the separation region. The relatively small-scale structure, however, makes a more contribution to the Reynolds stress in the shear layer near the mirror. © 2010 Elsevier Inc. Source

Higuchi M.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Ogata M.,Tokyo Institute of Technology | Sato S.,All Nippon Airways | Takeda Y.,Tokyo Institute of Technology
Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology | Year: 2010

This paper proposes a walking assist machine for people with walking difficulties. It has crutches operated by the user and a wearable mechanism generates motion of the leg and foot relative to the upper body. First, a healthy person's swing-through walking using axillary crutches was measured and kinematically analyzed. Based on the results, a composition of a walking assist machine using crutches (WAMC) was proposed. An Experimental apparatus of WAMC was designed and built. It realized walking with desired constant step length. And it was clarified that error of the step length decreases its walking stability. Then we investigated the relationship between walking stability and parameters of walking motion by dynamic simulations. The desired parameters were determined through the simulations Sensors and switches which convey user's intentions to WAMC were also designed and attached to the WAMC. © KSME & Springer 2010. Source

Kuwabara Y.,All Nippon Airways
Japanese Journal of Clinical Radiology | Year: 2013

In this section, application of myocardial perfusion imaging for patients with congestive heart failure is reviewed. The itemized list is as follows. 1. Estimation of the prognosis by left ventricular function and left ventricular dilatation (Gated SPECT). 2. Estimation of the etiology of congestive failure. 3. Estimation of the prognosis by myocardial perfusion. 4. Usefulness of washout rate of 99mTc perfusion iamage. Source

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Pyongyang has announced it will launch a satellite-bearing rocket sometime between February 8-25, which is around the time of the birthday on February 16 of late leader Kim Jong-Il, father of current supremo Kim Jong-Un. The North insists its space programme is purely scientific in nature, but the United States and allies, including South Korea, say its rocket launches are aimed at developing an inter-continental ballistic missile capable of striking the US mainland. North Korea "will finish preparations for the launch as soon as the next several days", the unidentified US Defense Department official told the Asahi Shimbun. Since Thursday, satellite images have shown increased movement of people and equipment around the launch pad and a fuel storehouse at North Korea's Sohae satellite launch complex in the country's northwest, the official said, according to the Washington-datelined report. The United States judged that fuelling appears to have started as it has been monitoring Pyongyang's movements via military intelligence satellites which can analyse objects as small as 30 centimetres (12 inches), the official was quoted as saying. Given the difficulty in stopping the process once fuelling begins, preparation work normally finishes within several days of that, the official told the Asahi. UN sanctions prohibit North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, and the imminent launch would amount to another major violation of UN Security Council resolutions following Pyongyang's fourth nuclear test last month In its formal notification sent to UN agencies, North Korea provided flight coordinates similar to its last successful launch of a three-stage Unha-3 rocket in December 2012. The separated first stage was predicted to fall in the Yellow Sea off the west coast of South Korea, followed by a second stage splashdown in the Philippine Sea. In order to avoid any possible collision, Japanese and South Korean airlines will be rerouting a number of flights during the launch window period. Japan's two biggest airlines—All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines—said they would be diverting planes that fly over waters off the Philippines. The change will affect three ANA flights—from Tokyo's Haneda airport to Manila, from Manila to Tokyo's Narita International Airport, and from Jakarta in Indonesia to Narita, the airline said. Two JAL flights—one from Jakarta to Narita and another from Narita to Manila—will also be rerouted. South Korea's Transport Ministry said a total of 39 flights to and from the southern resort island of Jeju would be re-routed, involving the country's two main carriers Korean Air and Asiana Airlines, as well some Chinese carriers. Another 36 flights from Korean Air and Asiana will adjust routes to avoid waters off the Philippines, the ministry said, adding that the changes would cause an additional average flight time of six minutes.

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