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2014-07-14 12:20:57

Dare to Dive Sweepstakes Launches Partnership, Giving Customers a Chance to Win a Trip to Nassau/Paradise Island and Diving Excursion! DALLAS, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers boarding a Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) flight can take their seat and watch 'em eat as Sharks Fly Free across the friendly skies! Southwest and Discovery are excited to provide Customers and SHARK WEEK fans traveling this summer an experience they'll really sink their teeth into! Beginning...

2014-07-14 08:21:27

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. announced today, at the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, that it has received an order for 50 E175-E2 jets from Trans States Holdings, parent company of Trans States Airlines, Compass Airlines and GoJet Airlines. The agreement also includes options for an additional 50 units, taking the total order potential to 100 aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in June 2020. The order, which...

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 08:21:07

SmartTray X1(TM) transforms decades old food tray design into tech-friendly tray tables, making in-flight time more productive and using PEDs more convenient and easy PHOENIX, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SmartTray International, LLC, announced today the launch of its SmartTray X1(TM) innovative and elegant tray table on Asia Atlantic Airlines Boeing 767-300ER aircraft, premium economy class seats. SmartTray X1(TM) tray tables have made headlines around the globe with their simple...

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 08:20:43

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- VivaAerobus, Mexico's ultra-low cost carrier, has selected Pratt & Whitney PurePower PW1100G-JM engines to power its order of 40 Airbus A320neo aircraft, plus 40 option. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). VivaAerobus also selected the IAE International Aero Engines AG V2500 engine to power its order for 12 A320ceo aircraft. "With the objectives of reducing costs,...

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...

Solar Impulse
2014-04-11 10:27:07

The Solar Impulse is a Swiss made long-range solar-powered aircraft project. It was developed at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. The project’s goal is to circle the Earth with a piloted fixed-wing aircraft, powered only by solar energy. Bertrand Piccard, a Swiss aeronaut leads the project who was a co-pilot with Andre Borsch berg a Swiss businessman, in the first balloon to circle the Earth non-stop. The Swiss aircraft is a single-seat monoplane which can stay airborne...

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...

Sir Richard Branson
2013-08-10 06:47:02

Sir Richard Charles Nicholas Branson, born July 18, 1950, in Surrey, England, is a British business magnate and investor. He is best known as the founder and chairman of Virgin Group of more than 400 companies. His net worth as of 2013 is $4.6 Billion (US). He is the fourth (4th) richest person in the UK, according to Forbes Magazine. His first business venture was a magazine called Student at the age of 16. By 1969, Branson was living in a London commune, surrounded by the British...

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