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2014-07-15 04:20:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems received two 2014 In-Service Supplier Top Achievement Recognition (STAR) Awards from Bombardier Aerospace for excellence in providing support to Bombardier customers. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). UTC Aerospace Systems received the 2014 In-Service STAR Award from the Canadian aircraft manufacturer based on the performance over the last year of the...

2014-07-15 00:20:07

PANAMA CITY, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for June 2014: Operating Data Jun Jun % Change YTD YTD % Change -------------- 2014 2013 (YOY) 2014 2013 (YOY)...

2014-07-14 16:20:46

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MTS Systems Corporation (NASDAQ: MTSC), a leading global supplier of high-performance test systems and position sensors, today announced that it recently delivered a state-of-the-art test system to French aircraft engine manufacturer Snecma (Safran). The test system is being used for highly complex testing and certification of fan blades made from advanced composite materials for the next-generation LEAP(TM) turbofan. The new engine...

2014-07-14 16:20:22

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A major new program has been awarded to Aircelle (Safran), with the company's selection to supply nacelles for Airbus' latest A330 version - the A330neo (new engine option) jetliner. These nacelles are to equip the A330neo's two large Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 turbofan powerplants, and will use Aircelle's experience gained in developing and supplying nacelles for the Airbus A380 jetliner's high-thrust engines - which are...

2014-07-14 12:21:51

FAA-approved facilities to benefit residents through emergency transport capabilities BRADFORD, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency responders in Anderson County and the surrounding region soon will have access to new heliports that will support medical transport of critical-care patients to hospitals in Dallas and Tyler. The facilities, located between Palestine and Athens off State Highway 19, are the result of a public-private partnership between the Bradford community,...

2014-07-14 12:21:31

The airline's new menu designed by the Colectivo Mexicano de Cocina, led by Chef Enrique Olvera, will be available starting in June on medium- and long-range flights. MEXICO CITY, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, has announced its new onboard menu for its exclusive service in Clase Premier -the carrier First Class- and Coach, designed by the Colectivo Mexicano de Cocina [Mexican Culinary Collective] led by Chef Enrique Olvera....

2014-07-14 12:21:21

DULUTH, Minn., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the launch of Cirrus Direct(TM), its new parts and aftermarket service that the company expects to enhance Cirrus customers' ownership and operating experience. Cirrus Direct replaces Cirrus Parts by API beginning July 14, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140714/126706 "Global parts availability and efficient distribution are a key part of the experience aircraft owners have with Cirrus Aircraft...

2014-07-14 12:21:10

Fuselage Automated Upright Build expected to yield safety, quality benefits EVERETT, Wash., July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today announced that it is in the final phases of testing and production readiness of a new method for building 777 fuselages as part of its ongoing technology investment strategy. Known as the Fuselage Automated Upright Build, or FAUB, this Advanced Manufacturing technology improves workplace safety and increases product quality. This...

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...


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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
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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