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2014-10-03 16:20:40

HAMPTON, Va., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, Oct. 7 at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Fred Proctor will present "Recent Wake Vortex Research at NASA Langley" at 2 p.m. in the Reid Conference Center. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO Created by the movement of an aircraft in flight, wake vortex air turbulence behind an aircraft may pose hazards to other aircraft such as turbulence, engine flameouts and loss of control....

2014-10-03 16:20:32

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Airlines is proud to have been called on to contribute to Ebola relief efforts in Liberia. In cooperation with the United States Government, National Airlines, using one of its B747-400 Freighters, carried a planeload of medical and other relief supplies from New York to the Monrovia Airport. With its expertise in tailored air-freight services and its long history of supporting governments and militaries around the world by flying...

2014-10-03 12:20:55

CHICAGO, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) announced today deliveries across its commercial and defense operations for the third quarter of 2014. Major program deliveries during the third quarter, including deliveries under operating lease (which are identified by parentheses), were as follows: Major Programs 3rd Quarter Year-to-Date 2014...

2014-10-03 08:20:39

WestJet announces service to the United Kingdom CALGARY, Oct. 3, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced Glasgow, United Kingdom, as its newest European destination. Daily non-stop flights from Halifax begin May 29, 2015, with direct (same-aircraft) service from Toronto, operated on one of the airline's Boeing Next-Generation 737-700 series aircraft. Highlights of the new service include: -- New daily non-stop seasonal flights between Halifax and Glasgow...

2014-10-02 23:07:53

ITsavvy just announced, together with HP, that it earned one of six HP SDN (software-defined networking) partnerships. ADDISON, Ill. (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 ITsavvy, one of the fastest growing companies of its type in the U.S., just announced, together with HP, that it earned one of six HP SDN (software-defined networking) partnerships. ITsavvy President and CEO Mike Theriault said, “I cannot underestimate this accomplishment and how thrilled we are. We have been working hard with our...

2014-10-02 23:07:24

Unmanned aerial imaging systems flown on SkyIMD's manned UAVs (small Cessnas flown solo with live ground link or automated tracking) cost less to operate than unmanned aircraft. They are FAA approved for commercial airspace and provide more versatility. San Carlos, CA (PRWEB) October 02, 2014 Cessnas flown solo as manned UAVs are inherently less expensive than unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and are legal in all airspace. Equipped with the same unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sensors,...

2014-10-02 20:20:26

BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AeroCentury Corp. (NYSE MKT: ACY), an independent aircraft leasing company, today announced the purchase of a new ATR 42-600 aircraft. The aircraft was purchased from an existing Indonesian customer immediately upon delivery from ATR and simultaneously leased back to the customer. "We are excited to have made our first purchase of a new ATR aircraft," said Neal D. Crispin, President of AeroCentury. "The ATR 42-600 is the ideal...

2014-10-02 16:21:06

The airline announces its second daily flight to Orlando and its fourth daily service to Miami, both in the State of Florida. ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline reiterates its goal of increasing its connectivity and announces its second daily flight to Orlando and its fourth daily service to Miami from its main hub at the Mexico City International Airport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130315/MX77534LOGO Starting on November...

2014-10-02 16:20:58

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney today appointed Gregory H. Gernhardt, 49, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines, effective immediately. Gernhardt will report to Pratt & Whitney President Paul Adams and succeeds David M. Brantner, who has decided to depart the company. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "We have achieved great success in recent years in our commercial engine segment,...

2014-10-02 16:20:45

PONT-AUDEMER, France, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircelle (Safran) inaugurated a new building today for its Aircelle Europe Services business at Pont-Audemer in the Normandy region of France, doubling the operation's capacity to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) on jet engine nacelle hardware. The additional 4,500 square meter structure - which is located adjacent to Aircelle Europe Services' existing 3,000 square meter facility - provides additional...


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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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