2012 -- Congressional Research Service Report to Congress, U.S. Unmanned Aerial Systems.
"...reflecting the growing awareness and support in Congress and the Department of Defense for UAS (unmanned aerial systems), investments in unmanned aerial vehicles have been increasing every year. DOD spending on UAS has increased from $284 million in FY2000 to $3.3 billion in FY2010" [Gertler]
2012 -- Aviation safety has improved considerably last year, with a 40% decrease in fatalities in aircraft accidents, according to a report of the British cabinet Ascend, which estimates the same year as the most "safe "commercial aviation.
2012 -- All 10,000 copies of ithe Ryanair 2012 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar have sold out, raising a further €100,000 for the Debra Ireland charity, who work with children suffering from the painful EB skin condition.
All the €100,000 proceeds from the Ryanair 2012 Cabin Crew Charity Calendar bring the total raised by Ryanair’s cabin crew to €500,000 since the first calendar was published in 2008.