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2014-10-06 16:21:10

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The US DOT has granted approval for Dynamic Airways LLC, a US airline based in Greensboro, NC, to operate to a variety of destinations in South America. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140618/119429 Bill Gray, COO of Dynamic Airways said, "The airline is planning to resume regular flights between New York and Georgetown Guyana late next month, as well as inaugurate service between Orlando and destinations in Brazil, Canada, and...

2014-10-06 16:20:52

EVERETT, Wash., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today it will produce 777X parts at its site in St. Louis, Mo., bringing back inside the company work that is currently performed at suppliers or performed overseas for the current 777 program. The design for these parts will be done in St. Louis, Boeing Aerostructures Australia (BAA) and other Boeing sites. The parts built by the St. Louis team will support 777X work at the composite wing center in Everett,...

2014-10-06 12:21:20

A case study on how PDT, Telefonix and Gogo worked together to deliver in-flight connectivity to passengers and crew at 30,000 feet LAKE ZURICH, Ill., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Product Development Technologies (PDT), a product design and development consultancy, will present 'Connectivity at 30,000 Feet, 500 Miles Per Hour' with partner company, Telefonix, a design and manufacturing company that supplies hardware solutions to the inflight entertainment and connectivity markets,...

2014-10-06 12:20:39

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cathay Pacific, the international flag carrier for Hong Kong, has broadened its sales and marketing coverage in South America with new representation by Discover the World in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Discover already represents the airline in nine other South American countries. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140205/LA60067LOGO "Latin America is an important--and growing--market for Cathay," said Tom Owen, Cathay Pacific's...

2014-10-06 08:21:40

Luxury airport transfer program launches at LAX this month FORT WORTH, Texas and DETROIT, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and Cadillac have formed a partnership to offer a broad series of exclusive benefits to travelers, ranging from luxury, on-site airport transfers, to AAdvantage miles earning opportunities, to Cadillac exhibits at major airports. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141006/150356 American and Cadillac currently offer a luxury airport transfer...

2014-10-06 08:21:39

MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced that it has reached a new agreement with the Air Canada Pilots Association (ACPA), subject to ratification, on collective agreement terms for ten years. "This new, ten-year agreement with the Air Canada Pilots Association is an important development which, if ratified, will allow us to further accelerate the implementation of our business strategy and support long term profitable growth for the benefit of Air Canada and...

2014-10-06 08:21:37

Airline increases quarterly traffic by 6.8 per cent year over year and achieves its third highest load factor for a third quarter CALGARY, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced September 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 75.9 per cent. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.0 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.8 per cent over the same period. The airline flew an all-time record 5.2...

2014-10-06 08:21:10

Purchase reflects major investment in Alaska Airlines' hometown of Seattle SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Alaska Airlines today announced an order for 10 Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range) airplanes, building on Alaska's all-Boeing fleet. As Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska continues to invest in the region it calls home. Today's purchase, which brings Alaska's total Boeing jets on order to 74, means the airline's customers will enjoy expanded...

2014-10-06 08:21:05

Purchase Reflects a Major Investment in Alaska Airlines' Hometown of Seattle SEATTLE, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines, Seattle's hometown airline, continues to invest in the long-term success of its business and the region it calls home. Alaska, which exclusively flies Boeing airplanes, today announced the purchase of 10 additional Boeing 737-900ER aircraft. The company is celebrating the significance of this order by launching a contest to 'test-drive' one of Alaska's 737 flight...

2014-10-06 08:20:43

MONTREAL, Oct. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of September, Air Canada reported a system load factor of 84.7 per cent, versus 83.2 per cent in September 2013, representing an increase of 1.5 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 7.3 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for September increased 9.2 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air Canada rouge(TM), which began operations on July 1, 2013, and...


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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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