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2014-05-28 12:22:00

MELBOURNE, Fla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Florida Institute of Technology is pioneering new partnerships aimed at enhancing its role as an international leader for flight training. The university's flight training organization, FIT Aviation, has earned authorization from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to become the first Approved Training Organization (ATO) to achieve compliance under new European standards. "This gives us the authority to provide flight...

2014-05-28 12:21:56

EVERETT, Wash., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration today approved additional extended operations (ETOPS) for the Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner. The move will allow 787s to be operated up to 330 minutes from a landing field and signals continued confidence in the airplane's technical capabilities. Dreamliners have been allowed to operate up to 180 minutes away from a landing field since they were introduced into service in 2011. Granting of the...

2014-05-26 12:25:07

OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an important change that will benefit travellers flying with Canadian air operators, as well as the aviation industry. Passengers will soon be able to use portable electronic devices such as cameras, electronic games, tablets and computers during all phases of flight. This includes while an aircraft takes off, climbs, descends and lands, provided the device is in non-transmitting, or...

2014-05-20 12:22:48

GENEVA and BERLIN, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) of enhanced functionality for the S-92® helicopter. The announcement was made at both the European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibit (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, and at the ILA Berlin exhibition in Germany. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-05-15 12:21:47

WINNIPEG, May 15, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) will be available for questions on the release of its investigation report (A12C0154) regarding the accident involving a Cessna 208B operated by Gogal Air Services Ltd. which crashed in Snow Lake, Manitoba on 18 November 2012. When: 15 May 2014, 2:00 pm Central Time Where: TSB Regional Office 335-550 Century Street Winnipeg, Manitoba Who: Mr. Peter Hildebrand, Manager, Central Region Air...

Pilots Fly Safer Using Satcom Weather App
2014-04-28 03:21:41

ESA Pilots using a satellite service can now receive inflight updates on weather hazards and warn other aircraft of storms they see ahead. This Planet service is offered to regional, business and light aircraft, alerting pilots who are otherwise unaware of storms in their path. Without this, weather updates are not available during flight – all information is gathered before takeoff. In return, the planes boost the number of in-situ measurements such as pressure, temperature and...

2014-04-11 23:22:40

NJ Fire Equipment CEO talks about flight safety with respect to lithium battery devices. Neptune, NJ (PRWEB) April 11, 2014 With the missing Malaysia Flight 370 continuing to dominate headlines as well as the fact that it is the subject of many conversations about commercial flight safety, All Hands Fire Equipment CEO, Donald Colarusso, is passionate about sharing information about lithium battery safety on flights. He discusses upcoming changes in black boxes as well as concern about...

2014-04-09 20:20:16

MOSCOW, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RosZimDor, a Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance formed recently to bring together all sides concerned with combating snow and ice has announced a drive towards a federal set of standards and regulations of anti-icing materials, the way they are used and how they are developed nationwide. Currently, there is no unified set of rules in Russia that would govern exactly how the municipalities are to deal with snow and ice, which...

2014-04-02 16:21:04

WASHINGTON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today pledged unyielding support for a new bill that would place a permanent ban on knives in the passenger cabin. The bi-partisan bill, H.R. 4368, was introduced by Representatives Michael Grimm (R-NY), Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), David Joyce (R-OH), and Daniel Lipinski (D-IL). It serves as companion legislation to Senate bill S. 1008. AFA issued the following statement, commending the...

2014-03-13 12:20:37

WASHINGTON, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 carriers, today praised a bipartisan coalition of United States Senators who issued a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx urging careful scrutiny of Norwegian Air International's (NAI) application for a foreign carrier permit. NAI has developed a business model that evades international labor laws and...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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