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2014-04-07 08:20:57

SEATTLE, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin seasonal nonstop service between Seattle and Cancun, Mexico. Pending approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Mexico Direccion General de Aeronautica Civil (DGAC), the airline plans to begin its daily service to Cancun on Nov. 6. "As Seattle's leading airline, we're committed to offering the most nonstop service to the popular destinations our customers want to explore,...

2014-04-07 08:20:41

Daily Non-Stop Houston Route To Doha Provides Important Business Link To Middle East and Beyond HOUSTON, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Last week Qatar Airways, a member of the oneworld alliance, celebrated five years of flying to Houston, Texas. The airline began daily, non-stop service between Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and Doha on March 30, 2009. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/NY99300 Qatar Airways CEO, Mr. Al Baker, said, "This year marks...

2014-04-07 08:20:28

Paradise Found Promotion Offers Nearly Half Off On Round-trip Tickets From Los Angeles to Tahiti EL SEGUNDO, Calif., April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting April 8, 2014, through April 21, 2014, travelers can enjoy a savings of up to 41 percent, nearly $700, on Air Tahiti Nui tickets to Tahiti, for stays between June 1 and July 17, 2014, and between August 17 and August 31, 2014. During Air Tahiti Nui's "Paradise Found" sale, a round-trip economy ticket from LAX to Papeete, usually...

2014-04-07 00:21:27

- First flying HD camera with built-in 3-axis stabilization LAS VEGAS, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DJI, a global leader in aerial photography and cinematography platforms, today announced the release of the DJI Phantom 2 Vision+, the world's first flying camera that captures stabilized HD video out of the box. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140407/HK99343 The DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ features a built-in camera that shoots 1080p video at 30 frame-per-second (fps) and...

2014-04-06 00:21:45

Paint rollout reveals 787-9 launch customer's new-look livery EVERETT, Wash., April 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today rolled out of the paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner to be delivered to launch customer Air New Zealand, revealing the carrier's new-look livery. The airplane, painted in a distinctive black color scheme, features the iconic official New Zealand Fern Mark. "It's great to see the Koru and the beautiful New Zealand fern emblazoned on this...

2014-04-04 23:30:20

Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Jami Frazier as the Vice President of Operations over-seeing the operations of all Concorde campuses. Mission, KS (PRWEB) April 03, 2014 Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Jami Frazier as the Vice President of Operations over-seeing the operations of all Concorde campuses. Jami has been with Concorde for 6 years and has held a variety of leadership roles. She brings a strong knowledge of...

2014-04-04 20:20:09

ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 2.1 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for March, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 0.5 percent compared to March 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for March decreased 1.2 percent to 5,206,379 compared to 5,267,103 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 83.3 percent compared to 81.2 percent in March 2013. The...

2014-04-04 12:20:59

Kenyan flag carrier set to add a total of nine Dreamliners to its fleet EVERETT, Wash., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Kenya Airways celebrated the delivery and flyaway today of the Kenyan flag carrier's first 787 Dreamliner. The airplane departed Paine Field in Everett for a 7,800 nautical mile (14,456 km) nonstop flight to Kenya Airways' home base in Nairobi at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. The 787 will form the backbone of the airline's future...

2014-04-04 12:20:56

SEATTLE, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines Inc. and Horizon Air Industries Inc., will announce its first quarter 2014 financial results on Friday, April 25. A conference call is scheduled at 8 a.m. Pacific time/11 a.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the call via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its partner regional...

2014-04-04 12:20:39

New York area's largest airline offers 2014 Festival tickets to MileagePlus members CHICAGO, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced its sponsorship of the Tribeca Film Festival, providing United customers exclusive onboard entertainment options and an opportunity to attend a special private screening on April 24 at the 13th annual Tribeca Film Festival in Lower Manhattan. United is the New York area's largest airline, offering more flights and more seats from...


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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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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