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2014-04-04 23:30:20

Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Jami Frazier as the Vice President of Operations over-seeing the operations of all Concorde campuses. Mission, KS (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Jami Frazier as the Vice President of Operations over-seeing the operations of all Concorde campuses. Jami has been with Concorde for 6 years and has held a variety of leadership roles. She brings a strong knowledge of...

2014-04-03 16:20:27

Demonstration at Beale Air Force Base proves system can send data independent of command and control BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has completed a series of ground and air demonstrations at Beale Air Force Base, Calif., expanding the adaptability of the Global Hawk system to use an additional Satellite Communications (SATCOM) link to improve the transfer of mission data....

2014-04-03 12:21:17

CHICAGO, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the first quarter of 2014. Major program deliveries during the first quarter were as follows: Major Programs 1st Quarter Year-to-Date 2014 2014 --- ---- ---- Commercial Airplanes...

2014-04-02 16:20:36

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe's financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer to have its entire current production fleet certified to operate at London City. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679237 ) (Logo:...

2014-04-01 16:20:55

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), has awarded a contract to Levett Engineering to manufacture components that will be installed into F135 engines. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Levett Engineering, a precision component manufacturer located in Elizabeth, South Australia, was previously awarded contract work to manufacture...

2014-04-01 12:22:52

$6.5 billion order represents shift to Boeing fleet SEATTLE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Canada have finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead the airline's single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at $6.5 billion at list prices, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s and 28 737 MAX 9s, as well as 18 options and 30 rights to purchase additional 737 MAXs. "Our narrowbody fleet renewal program with the 737 MAX is expected to yield significant cost...

2014-04-01 12:22:43

Full-scale model of record-setting X-47B UCAS to be on display in National Harbor FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight new ways to reduce costs and improve the performance of current and future U.S. Navy systems during media briefings planned for the Navy League's 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The annual event will be held April 7-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Md....

2014-03-31 23:24:31

Operation Exceeding Original Mission Capabilities and Performance Criteria Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Aeroscraft Corporation (Aeros), a leading FAA-certified lighter-than-air (LTA) manufacturer and technology innovator, announced today the new low-cost and rapidly deployable ‘Sky Crow” tactical aerostat system has received its seventh unit delivery order for OCONUS operations as part of ongoing serial production. “We are experiencing growth in our Sky Crow product line...

NASA Book Reveals New Twist in Flight Research
2014-03-31 15:30:11

Jim Banke, NASA Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places. That's one of the key messages author Peter Merlin hopes readers will take away from reading NASA's newest book in its Aeronautics Book Series, "A New Twist in Flight Research: The F-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing Project." In this case the inspiration for the test project involving an F-18 with "elastic" wings came from no less than the world's first airplane – the 1903...

2014-03-31 08:21:42

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony was held today at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails. The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister were among the distinguished guests in attendance. This delivery of the first major air frame components...


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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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2006-03-01 11:47:36

Marsh Harriers are birds of prey in the harrier subfamily Circus. They are medium-sized raptors and the largest and broadest-winged of all harriers. All breed in dense reedbeds. Most authorities recognize three separate but closely related species: Western Marsh Harrier (Circus aeruginosus) Eastern Marsh Harrier (C. spilonotus Swamp Harrier (C. approximans) They were once thought to be a single species with an almost worldwide range (excluding only the Americas), and three...

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