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2014-08-12 20:20:22

Manufacturers Cite Increased Range, Fuel Availability & Better Performance at Altitude As Major Benefits of Diesel Engines WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With several major aircraft and engine manufacturers recently announcing the development of new diesel aircraft engines, the general aviation industry in the United States appears to be entering a new diesel evolution phase, said Allen Schaeffer, the Executive Director of the Diesel Technology Forum....

2014-05-01 04:20:27

AURORA, Ill., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices continue to rise as Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.89 and $3.73 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. Illinois prices reflect a rise of nearly $.15 from just a month ago, while the $.02 month-over-month disparity in Indiana is much smaller. Drivers in every state except Colorado are paying higher gas prices than a month ago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20100506/AAACHILOGO In April in...

2010-03-31 07:44:00

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pratt & Whitney Fuels Technology Manager Tedd Biddle was awarded the ASTM International Committee D02 Petroleum Products and Lubricants Award of Excellence for leading an industry group that developed a new global standard practice for the qualification and approval of new fuels for use in commercial and military aviation gas turbine engines. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The award was...

2010-01-21 11:06:00

SEBRING, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Piper Aircraft, Inc. announced details and unveiled its all-new PiperSport here today, underscoring its foray into the Light Sport Aviation segment with a world-class aircraft that speaks to Piper's heritage in bringing seminal, entry-level airplanes to market while offering features and performance normally found in more expensive, high-end aircraft. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click...

2008-07-04 15:00:30

By Sara Polsky, The Hartford Courant, Conn. Jul. 4--Pilots have an expression: the "$100 dollar cheeseburger pilot," referring to a pilot who flies for pleasure. But "we're going to have to change it to a $500 cheeseburger pilot soon," said Arian Prevalla, director of Connecticut Flight Academy, a flight school based at Hartford's Brainard Airport. At Brainard, fuel has gone up a dollar per gallon since January, according to Thomas Vrissis, another pilot who flies there. These days,...

2008-06-17 12:00:37

By Jim Carroll, Erie Times-News, Pa. Jun. 15--MEADVILLE -- Aviation gas at $5.29 a gallon couldn't keep 18-year-old Bryan Johnston, of Zelienople, and two friends from climbing in his family's Cessna 172 and making a quick trip to Meadville for dinner. "I just got my license last week," said Johnston, a recent Ambridge High School grad, as he and former classmates, Josh Sadowy and Matt Morski, landed at Port Meadville Airport on Thursday. One reason why Johnston wasn't worried...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.