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2014-07-15 08:20:26

Leasing company places first direct Boeing order for up to 10 airplanes FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Intrepid Aviation today announced the leasing company's first direct Boeing order for six 777-300ERs (Extended Range), valued at $1.9 billion at current list prices. Intrepid also has the option to purchase an additional four 777s. If all options are exercised, the value of today's announcement could reach more than $3.2 billion at...

2014-07-15 04:20:36

Features include 6,000-foot cabin altitude; 16-inch wider cabin than competition; more than 15 percent bigger windows FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today at the Farnborough Airshow new details about the innovative passenger experience being created for its newest long-haul twin-aisle airplane - the 777X. By building on the award-winning passenger-preferred interior of today's 777 and applying 787 Dreamliner cabin innovations, Boeing...

2014-07-14 16:20:22

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new program has been awarded to Aircelle (Safran), with the company's selection to supply nacelles for Airbus' latest A330 version - the A330neo (new engine option) jetliner. These nacelles are to equip the A330neo's two large Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofan powerplants, and will use Aircelle's experience gained in developing and supplying nacelles for the Airbus A380 jetliner's high-thrust engines - which are...

2014-07-14 12:21:21

DULUTH, Minn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the launch of Cirrus Direct(TM), its new parts and aftermarket service that the company expects to enhance Cirrus customers' ownership and operating experience. Cirrus Direct replaces Cirrus Parts by API beginning July 14, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126706 "Global parts availability and efficient distribution are a key part of the experience aircraft owners have with Cirrus Aircraft...

2014-07-14 08:21:15

Leasing company adds Dreamliner to portfolio with six 787-9s FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Avolon announced the leasing company's commitment for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9 airplanes, valued at more than $2 billion at current list prices. This commitment marks Avolon's first order for the efficient 787 Dreamliner and will increase the lessor's 737 MAX portfolio to 20 airplanes. When finalized, the order...

2014-07-14 08:21:02

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced the delivery of the first S-76D(TM) aircraft equipped for search-and-rescue (SAR) services. The aircraft was delivered to Mitsubishi Corporation for use by the Japan Coast Guard. The announcement was made at the 2014 Farnborough Air Show in Farnborough, United Kingdom. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX)....

2014-07-14 08:20:58

737's reliability and efficiency supports Okay Airways' growth FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Okay Airways announced an order today for six 737 MAX 8s and four Next-Generation 737-800s, valued at $980 million at current list prices. Okay Airways, the first privately owned airline in China, also announced it will convert five 737-800s from a previous order into 737-900ERs (Extended Range). With today's conversion announcement, Okay...

2014-07-14 08:20:35

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) delivered 29 jets to the commercial aviation market and 29 to the business aviation market, for a total of 58 aircraft, compared to 51 aircraft delivered in the same period of 2013. On June 30, 2014, the firm order backlog totaled USD 18.1 billion. Deliveries by Segment 2Q14 2014 --------------------- ---- ----...

2014-07-14 08:20:32

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. company (NYSE: UTX), is launching its Entry Into Service (EIS) program for the Geared Turbofan engine family. When Geared Turbofan (GTF) engines enter service in 2015, a global partner network will be in place and prepared to support customers 24/7 on day one of EIS. "Pratt & Whitney will launch Geared Turbofan engines on five major aircraft platforms over...

2014-07-14 08:20:28

Commitment for 30 737 MAX 8s marks fleet transition for U.K.-based carrier to Boeing airplanes FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Monarch Airlines today announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working towards a Purchase Agreement for 30 737 MAX 8s, marking the start of a fleet transition for Monarch to Boeing single-aisle airplanes. The order, valued at $3.1 billion at current list prices, will be posted to the Boeing...


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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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'