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2014-04-03 12:20:11

April 7 Announcement in Washington, D.C., Breaks Down U.S. Airlines Based on Customer Complaints, Baggage Handling, On-Time Arrivals and Denied Boarding WASHINGTON, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The results of the 24th annual national Airline Quality Rating (AQR) ranking U.S. major carriers will be announced at 9:30 a.m., Monday, April 7, at a news conference at the National Press Club, Murrow Room, in Washington, D.C. Conducted annually by Dr. Brent Bowen, Dean of the College of...

2014-04-03 08:21:21

ATLANTA, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) introduced new sleep kits and several updated amenities for passengers seated in the Economy cabin on long-haul international flights. Sleep kits will be offered to each customer by flight attendants and will include individual eyeshades plus earplugs to help customers get better rest when travelling between continents. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140403/CL97180 In addition, on all trans-Atlantic flights of...

2014-04-03 08:21:06

SEATTLE, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March and year-to-date operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, and on a combined basis. Detailed information is provided below. ALASKA AIRLINES - MAINLINEAlaska reported a 4.0 percent increase in traffic on a 4.6 percent increase in capacity compared to March 2013. This resulted in a 0.6 point decrease in load factor to 87.7 percent. Alaska also reported a record...

2014-04-03 08:20:46

Airline achieves its second-highest ever first quarter load factor CALGARY, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced March 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 84.0 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 3.9 per cent year-over-year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.6 per cent over the same period. The airline flew 4.8 million guests in the first quarter, a year-over-year increase of 7.0 per cent or...

2014-04-03 08:20:33

MANCHESTER, England, April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Record attendance expected at continent's largest route development event The 9th Routes Europe, the largest route development event for the European region, will open this weekend in Marseille, France. This year the event expects a record attendance of over 1,100 aviation professionals from airlines, airports and tourism authorities to discuss new air services to, from and within the entire European...

2014-04-03 08:20:29

Former JetBlue Director System Operations Joins Company's Executive Team IRVINE, Calif., April 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JetSuite, the nation's fastest growing private jet charter company, today announced the appointment of Frank Buratti as its Vice President Technical and System Operations. Buratti brings nearly 30 years of operations experience in the aviation sector and has overseen maintenance for hundreds of high-utilization commercial jets. "I am thrilled to welcome this...

2014-04-02 16:20:36

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault's Falcon 2000S and 2000LXS twin jets recently received approval to operate at one of the world's most challenging airports, London City, located in the heart of Europe's financial hub. Dassault is the only business jet manufacturer to have its entire current production fleet certified to operate at London City. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140402/679237 ) (Logo:...

2014-04-02 16:20:25

WARSAW, Poland, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT reported a profit for the first time since 2008, closing 2013 with a net profit of PLN 26 million ($8.6 million U.S. dollars) and an operating result of minus PLN 4 million ($1.3 million). The result is PLN 138 million ($45.6 million) better than assumed in the Restructuring Plan.The main reasons for this result are a consistently implemented transformation process in the company and the 'Dreamliner effect'....

2014-04-02 12:21:08

Company pledges to cut emissions and use a sustainable aviation biofuel by 2020 SEATTLE, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air announced aggressive 2020 sustainability goals today, pledging to decrease fuel consumption by 20 percent, use a sustainable aviation biofuel at one or more airports and increase its recruitment of military veterans. These are among a series of goals and accomplishments highlighted in Alaska Air Group's newly released 2013 Sustainability...

2014-04-02 08:22:16

Airlines joint summer schedule offers 32 daily nonstop flights between North America and the U.K ATLANTA and LONDON, April 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways today mark another major step forward in their partnership as Delta relocates some of its key services to join Virgin Atlantic at Heathrow Terminal 3. The move comes as both airlines start flying their new and aligned summer schedules that offer customers more choice and flexibility while...


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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...

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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...

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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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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