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2014-08-09 20:20:15

DORVAL, QC, Aug. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of an accident involving an aircraft at La Minerve, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine...

2014-08-09 16:20:13

WINNIPEG, Aug. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a floatplane accident in the Lake-of-the-Woods region in Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault...

2014-08-08 20:20:24

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 0.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.4 percent compared to July 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for July decreased 0.5 percent to 5,490,622 compared to 5,520,165 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.4 percent compared to 82.6 percent in July 2013. The combined...

2014-08-08 12:20:41

ROME, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Transaction implementation agreement will see Etihad Airways invest EUR560 million in the Italian carrier, becoming a minority shareholder (subject to regulatory approval), with core Alitalia shareholders committing an additional EUR300 million -- Additionally, up to EUR598 million in financial restructuring of short and medium term debt provided by financial institutions and existing bank shareholders...

2014-08-08 12:20:29

NEW YORK and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways and Alitalia will today host a media conference at 10am U.S. EDT / 4pm Italy / 6pm UAE time. This media conference can be viewed live on the Etihad Airways YouTube News Channel site or via http://www.etihad.com/livenews. About Etihad Airways Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 103 existing or...

2014-08-08 08:20:33

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported July 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 20.8 billion, up 1.1 percent versus July 2013. Total capacity was 24.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.1 percent versus July 2013. Total passenger load factor was 85.1 percent for the month of July,...

2014-08-08 00:20:16

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for July 2014. The total number of booked passengers in July 2014 reached 1.1 million, an 8.1% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in July reached 861 and 193 thousand, a 4.5% and 27.9% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013....

2014-08-07 16:20:50

CHICAGO, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported July 2014 operational results. UAL's July 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 1.0 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 1.6 percent versus July 2013. UAL's July 2014 consolidated load factor decreased 0.5 points compared to July 2013. About UnitedUnited Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374...

2014-08-07 12:21:26

WASHINGTON, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Spirit Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today announced a tentative agreement with management on a new contract that includes immediate economic improvements, as well as protection of industry-leading healthcare and key quality of life provisions. The agreement, reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB), would cover the nearly 1,400 Flight Attendants...

2014-08-07 12:21:03

Certification Paves the Way for Gogo to Launch its Gogo Vision Wireless In-flight Entertainment Product with or without Connectivity ITASCA, Ill., Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that it has received a supplemental type certificate (STC) from the FAA to install its Gogo Vision wireless in-flight entertainment product on commercial aircraft with or without Gogo's connectivity service....


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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