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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...

2014-05-23 12:20:41

Airline recognized for historic merger and major financing FORT WORTH, Texas, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has been honored with two awards from Airfinance Journal, including Overall Deal of the Year for its merger with US Airways, and Airline Treasury Team of the Year for its work on a major aircraft order and other financing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO The awards are being made at Airfinance Journal's 34(th) Annual New York...

2014-05-23 00:20:27

SEATTLE, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced an agreement to acquire ETS Aviation, a provider of fuel-efficiency management and analytics software. ETS Aviation solutions lead the market, providing more than 120 airlines and corporate flight departments the tools necessary to accurately monitor fuel consumption, identify fuel savings opportunities, and track and report carbon emissions. ETS Aviation's fuel efficiency solutions support more than 600...

2014-05-22 12:20:49

DALLAS, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) - Southwest Airlines announced this week that Captain Craig Drew has been named Vice President Flight Operations. In his new role, effective June 2, Drew will be responsible for the airline's flight operations functions, which include 10 Pilot Bases nationwide, Crew Scheduling, and the Flight Training Center. "Craig has a strong vision and energy for Leading Southwest's Flight Operations into the future," said...

2014-05-21 20:20:20

World's first airline to debut complete Panasonic eX3 in-flight entertainment system on 777-300ER EVERETT, Wash., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and EVA Air today celebrated the airline's first double delivery as the airline received its 16(th) and 17(th) 777-300ER (Extended Range) airplanes. Taiwan-based EVA Air will be the first airline in the world to operate 777-300ERs with Panasonic's complete state-of-the-art eX3 in-flight entertainment system. "Our new Boeing...

2014-05-21 16:22:17

GBTA Remains Concerned About Unintended Consequences; Managed Travel Programs Still At Risk ALEXANDRIA, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) tentatively approved a proposal for a data transmission standard that was submitted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110609/DC16833LOGO GBTA Executive Director and COO Michael W. McCormick issued the following statement:...

2014-05-21 16:20:31

Airlines to transfer Atlanta and Los Angeles flights, expanding options for customers between Heathrow and both cities ATLANTA and LONDON, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways will transfer operations for nonstop flights connecting London-Heathrow to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport and Los Angeles International Airport this winter, offering more choices for the airlines' customers on key routes across the Atlantic....

2014-05-21 12:20:52

ATLANTA, May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Travelport finalized an agreement in which Delta will reacquire the data and intellectual property rights central to its passenger service and flight operations systems. As a result, Delta will be the only U.S. airline to directly control these critical technology systems, making it better able to build the next generation of technology that will improve the travel experiences of its customers....

2014-05-20 12:21:09

-- Launch coincides with new Boeing 787 Dreamliner debut -- TORONTO, May 20, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Today's official debut of a new brand campaign and the arrival of Air Canada's new Boeing 787 Dreamliner usher in a new era for the nation's airline. In 2009, Air Canada declared its ambition to become a true global carrier, competing against the world's best airlines. Five years later, several key elements of that strategy are now in place, including: -- The...

2014-05-20 08:22:17

Total orders worth $209 billion at list prices RENTON, Wash., May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] celebrated a milestone achievement today on the 737 MAX program, surpassing the 2000(th) order for the super-efficient single-aisle airplane. With the addition of 30 orders from unidentified customers this week, the 737 MAX now has a total of 2,010 orders from 39 customers worldwide, valued at $209 billion at list prices. The 737 MAX also has commitments for more than 250...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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