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2014-08-29 23:03:22

The Liberty University School of Aeronautics was presented with the landmark 10,000th single-engine aircraft from Textron Aviation Inc.'s Independence, Kan., facility. Lynchburg, Va. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron, Inc. company, delivered the 10,000th single-engine aircraft from its Independence, Kan., facility to the Liberty University School of Aeronautics on Thursday, Aug. 28. The milestone aircraft, a Cessna Skyhawk, along with two other Skyhawks, were...

2014-08-28 08:20:59

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at USD 677 million, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog. All aircraft will be operated by Japan Airlines' wholly owned subsidiary, J-Air,...

2014-08-27 12:21:04

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500(®)-E5 engine for Embraer's KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390's launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force. "Achieving engine certification on schedule is a big win for the program," said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. "We have a high level of confidence that the engine will perform as reliably...

2014-08-27 08:21:41

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27320. The Air Force Global Hawk fleet logged more than 88...

2014-08-26 08:23:07

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. The RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS is built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and is equipped with a Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) sensor capable of...

2014-08-25 16:20:21

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100(th) flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release...

2014-08-25 12:20:39

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. "The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's...

2014-08-25 08:20:25

Order includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s, two 777-300ERs SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. "Following the...

2014-08-24 23:00:07

The 22 anniversary of Hurricane Andrew reminds us to be prepared as we enter the busy party of hurricane season. Look into the FORTIFIED Home(TM) Hurricane Program to learn how to strengthen your home. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities. Andrew caused approximately $23 billion in insured losses, left 250,000 people homeless,...

2014-08-23 16:20:05

Newest Goodyear Blimp Christened by Robin Roberts AKRON, Ohio, Aug. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest blimp, Wingfoot One, was christened today by Robin Roberts, the award-winning co-anchor of ABC News' "Good Morning America." Wingfoot One officially joins Goodyear's fleet of blimps, ushering in a new era of technologically-advanced airships. Roberts, also a long-time ESPN sportscaster and author, christened the new airship...


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The History Of Drone Technology
2014-05-26 09:05:12

Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), are pilotless and non-crewed aircraft that are capable of flight either by remote control or through the use of on-board computers. Other names for these types of aircraft are remotely piloted vehicle (RPV), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), and remotely operated aircraft (ROA). Drones are commonly used by the military, but are also being implemented in search and rescue operations and being utilized in other civil applications, such as...

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

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2007-04-10 13:51:34

The Comet is a commonly kept form of goldfish, the only type to have originated in the United States. They first appeared in the ponds of the Fish Commission in Washington in the early 1880s. Hugo Mullertt was the first person to bring the Comet goldfish to the market in a large quantity. Characterized by a long, tall, flowing tailfin they can be differentiated from the common goldfish, although otherwise they are very similar. Both of these varieties are quite hardy and will do well in...

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2006-03-01 12:05:00

The Pallid Harrier (Circus macrourus) is a migratory bird of prey of the harrier family. It can be found in southern parts of eastern Europe and central Asia and winters mainly in India and southeast Asia. It is a very rare visitor to Great Britain and western Europe, although remarkably a juvenile wintered in Norfolk in the winter of 2002-2003. This medium-sized raptor breeds on open plains, bogs and heathland but in winter prefers open country. This typical harrier has long wings held...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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