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Bigger, Faster Blimp Airship Unveiled By Goodyear
2014-03-17 11:04:03

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Goodyear Blimp has long been associated with major sporting events across North America and the iconic dirigible is now being replaced by a bigger, faster model, according to the tire maker. Unveiled on Friday at Goodyear’s Wingfoot Lake hangar in Suffield, Ohio, the new airship is scheduled to conduct test flights over northeast Ohio in the coming weeks. At the unveiling, the company also announced an online contest to name the...

2014-03-17 08:22:17

PALMDALE, Calif., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Palmdale has recognized Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) commitment to the Antelope Valley with a commendation for the company's designation of its Palmdale site as one of two Aircraft Integration centers of excellence in the country. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This month marks the anniversary of the site being named an Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence. Northrop Grumman's...

2014-03-14 16:20:25

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz., March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II assigned to the 56(th) Fighter Wing was officially delivered during a ceremony attended by dignitaries and hundreds of local civic leaders, wing military and civilian members here today. The F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing variant, known as LF 5030, is the first of 144 F-35As scheduled for delivery to the base. "The F-35 Lightning II represents the future of...

2014-03-14 12:21:25

Goodyear Reveals Larger, Faster Airship; Launches Nationwide Contest to Choose its Name AKRON, Ohio, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company today unveiled an all-new, state-of-the-art version of its world-famous icon, the Goodyear Blimp. The new airship is larger, faster, and more maneuverable and builds on the company's legacy as the world's leading builder and operator of airships. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...

2014-03-12 04:20:06

737 MAX supports airline's low-cost, high-performance philosophy HYDERABAD, India, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and SpiceJet announced today at India Aviation 2014 an order for 42 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously listed as unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is valued at $4.4 billion at list prices. "SpiceJet greatly values the ties we have built over the years with Boeing. The Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft, the mainstay of the...

2014-03-10 08:33:04

MONTREAL, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The world of sport aviation is currently being revolutionized by the use of strong and light carbon fiber. The Blackshape CF300 Prime two-seater, the first ultra-light sport aircraft made entirely from carbon fiber and conceived using Formula One tools and methods will be distributed in North America by the Aircité Aviation - Aviasport partnership. The Prime delivers incredible performance and economy, all for a very low operating cost....

2014-03-07 16:20:18

WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy's X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS), built by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC), has won a Laureate Award for "extraordinary achievements" in Aeronautics and Propulsion. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=24009. Aviation Week, the industry's largest information and services provider,...

2014-03-07 12:21:38

SAINT-CLOUD, France, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- India Aviation, 12-16 March 2014, Hyderabad - India Dassault Aviation will present its Falcon fleet of large cabin, long range business jets at India Aviation, India's biggest civilian air show. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140307/674025 ) The fourth edition of this prestigious event, which opens on...

2014-03-06 16:21:02

CLEVELAND, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Elektro-Metall Export GmbH (EME or the Company), for approximately $47.4 million made up of $40.3 million in cash plus the assumption of approximately $7.1 million of net indebtedness. EME, headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany, manufactures proprietary, highly engineered aerospace electromechanical actuators, electrical and electromechanical...

2014-03-06 16:21:00

DUBLIN, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4r3pw/small_uav_market) has announced the addition of the "Small UAV Market by Trends, Propulsion, Payload, Application & Region - Global Forecast to 2014 - 2019" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4r3pw/small_uav_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Advances in the commercial and military...


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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...

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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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