While a certain major European satellite services company was recently keen to crow about their newly acquired award of a long term defence communications contract, it provided little information about the contract’s terms and conditions in its news release. As such, Flightglobal’s Hyperbola column requested more information about type of contract involved. The company’s public relations man’s refreshingly honest initial reply was: “Oh bo***cks!.. I don’t know!”. He then added: “I will have to get back to you on that one.” We are pleased to report that he did just that and gave us the info we needed. Honesty and efficiency in one afternoon…he is a man to watch.