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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...

2014-10-02 12:21:04

LONDON, October 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This year's Education Programme at Helitech International lifts off on 14th October with the Business and Strategy Conference which will host a round table discussion featuring high-level speakers including Jonathan Baliff, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Bristow Group; Robert Dranitzke, Managing Director, Milestone Aviation; Daniele Romiti, CEO, AgustaWestland and Guillaume Faury, President and CEO, Airbus Helicopters. The...

2014-10-02 08:21:34

HONOLULU, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Miracle on the Hudson" pilot Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, who piloted US Airways Flight 1549 to an emergency water landing in New York City's Hudson River, will be this year's guest speaker at Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor's 8(th) Anniversary Dinner Gala on Saturday, December 6, 6:00 to 10.00 p.m. Themed "Destinations & Dreams," the evening is the Museum's annual fundraiser for its Education and Restoration projects. Emcee...

2014-10-02 08:21:31

Global demand for single-aisle airplanes remains strong RENTON, Wash., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today that it will increase production on the 737 program to 52 airplanes per month in 2018 in response to strong market demand from customers worldwide. Once the increase is implemented, the 737 program is expected to build more than 620 airplanes per year, the highest rate ever for the world's best-selling commercial airplane. "The 737 Next-Generation...

2014-10-02 08:21:17

SEATTLE, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported September and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 9.0 percent increase in traffic on a 9.9 percent increase in capacity compared to September 2013. This resulted in a 0.7 point decrease in load factor to 81.9 percent. These...

2014-10-02 08:20:58

BANGKOK, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jet Asia Airways, a Thai airline based at Suvarnabhumi Int'l airport today launched its inaugural scheduled service to Tokyo's Narita International airport. Jet Asia will operate four times weekly service from Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Int'l Airport to Tokyo's Narita Int'l airport using a wide-body Boeing 767 aircraft with capacity of 235 passengers. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141002/149930 Jet Asia had previously operated...

2014-10-02 08:20:51

Network Expansion out of Miami Connects Customers to Austin, Texas; Kansas City, Missouri; Salt Lake City and San Antonio FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines will offer more domestic service from Miami International Airport (MIA) next spring, further strengthening one of American's key hubs and providing more access for customers across the airline's growing global network. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO New service between...

2014-10-01 12:21:30

High level of service and outstanding airports on each end of the route highlight Dubai to DFW flights DFW AIRPORT, Texas, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport today welcomed the start of Emirates Airbus A380 superjumbo daily service to Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The arriving Emirates A380 aircraft was met with a traditional DFW Airport "shower of affection" water cannon salute from the Airport's Department of Public Safety, as well as...

2014-10-01 08:22:02

The Airline's Seasonal New York-Fort Lauderdale and Boston-Las Vegas Routes are on Sale Now; Guests Are Invited to Start Planning a 'Winter Thaw' with Deals and a 'Sun-Inspired Selfie' Competition for Chance To Win Roundtrip Flights to Winter Escape Destinations. SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the award-winning airline that is reinventing travel, today announces two new seasonal routes - daily nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International...


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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