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2014-06-20 16:20:48

LONDON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ITF (International Transport Workers' Federation) LATAM network reports that it is hearing of concerns from passengers due to fly on LAN and TAM planes during a strike expected to begin in Peru on 26 June. Unions report that more than 200 mechanics - over 70 per cent of all LAN Peru mechanics - will not be certifying airplane flights during the strike, which is expected to affect operations across Latin America, including during the...

2014-06-20 16:20:42

Nonstop Service Begins Today June 20, 2014 BOSTON, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China's Hainan Airlines today launches nonstop service between Boston's Logan Airport and Beijing, representing the first scheduled nonstop flight between New England and Mainland China in history - and with the industry's most advanced airliner - the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140620/119652 In addition, Hainan Airlines has partnered with Boston-based Dav El...

2014-06-20 12:25:34

DUBLIN, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cpq6dc/directed_energy) has announced the addition of the "Global Directed Energy Weapon (Defense, Homeland Security) Market Forecast - Forecasts and Analysis to 2020" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 A Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) system is capable of selecting discrete targets which operate at the speed of light and cause disruptive effects to...

2014-06-20 12:21:08

SEATTLE, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched daily round-trip service today between Seattle and Tampa, Florida. Known for white sand and sunshine on Florida's Gulf Coast, the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater area offers activities and attractions, indoors and out, for people of all ages. "We're excited to offer Seattle residents a nonstop trip to the beach," said Joe Sprague, senior vice president of communications and external relations. "The Tampa Bay Area is the perfect...

2014-06-20 12:21:06

EDMONTON, June 20, 2014 /CNW/ - Drawing attention to improvements made by the operator, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its investigation report into the January 2013 collision with terrain of an aircraft operated by Kenn Borek Air Ltd. On 23 January 2013, the de Havilland DHC-6-300 Twin Otter departed South Pole Station, Antarctica, for a visual flight rules (VFR) repositioning flight to Terra Nova Bay, with a crew of 3 on board. When an...

2014-06-20 12:20:54

Plant returns to DFW to succeed Art Pappas who retires at end of June FORT WORTH, Texas, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines announced today that Jeff Plant has been appointed the new leader of American's team at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Plant will move from Los Angeles where he currently serves as managing director - LAX. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "Jeff is the right person to take on the role of leading our Dallas/Fort...

2014-06-20 12:20:21

Airline Reports $24.0 Million Year-Over-Year Bottom Line Improvement, Sixth Straight Quarter of Improved Year-over-Year Results SAN FRANCISCO, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the first quarter of 2014. The airline significantly narrowed its net loss from the same period in 2013 with a 51.8 percent year-over-year improvement. First Quarter 2014 Financial Highlights -- Operating Revenue: Total operating revenue of $313.4 million, an...

2014-06-20 08:20:10

DUBLIN, June 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lb9j72/global_helicopter) has announced the addition of the "Global Helicopter Market 2014-2018: Key vendors are AgustaWestland, Bell Helicopter Textron, Eurocopter, Russian Helicopters, JSC, Sikorsky Aircraft" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 High-altitude helicopters are mainly used for flying above 15,000 feet from sea level. Currently, the...

2014-06-19 16:21:42

Open Letter Issued after Industry Competitor Receives New Aircraft Pledge from American Airlines WASHINGTON, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Envoy Air Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), issued the following statement after American Airlines management announced the placement of 20 new Embraer 175 regional jets with an industry competitor: "The hard working professionals across our company have made the American Eagle brand the...

2014-06-19 12:22:11

STOCKHOLM, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The defense and security company Saab has developed technology for remote air traffic control, known as Remote Tower. The Swedish Transport Agency has now given the Swedish air navigation service provider, LFV, clearance that the critical flight safety aspects of Remote Tower to be commissioned. Sundsvall Remote Tower Center will therefore be in operation in autumn of 2014. The airport in Ornskoldsvik will then be the first in the world to be remotely...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.