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2014-09-03 12:21:40

Fall menus now being served on select BusinessElite routes ATLANTA, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New autumn-inspired menus from award-winning chefs Michelle Bernstein and Linton Hopkins are being served on select Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) flights throughout the fall 2014 season. These latest BusinessElite menus continue the Delta culinary team's focus on offering regional dishes and seasonal flavors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO From Sept. 1...

2014-09-03 12:21:09

Capability will extend E-2D Advanced Hawkeye's flight endurance MELBOURNE, Fla., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) and U.S. Navy team has successfully conducted the preliminary design review (PDR) for its E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Aerial Refueling system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Completion of this critical milestone allows the program to proceed to its critical design review, moving closer to manufacturing the system and...

2014-09-03 12:20:44

Proceeds from sales of the airline's onboard snack boxes benefit Feeding America® CHICAGO, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During Feeding America's Hunger Action Month(TM), which takes place every September, United Airlines and its customers will help provide one million meals through sales of its onboard snack boxes. Customers can help fight hunger through their purchase of Choice Menu snack boxes onboard United flights worldwide. "With just one snack box purchase, United...

2014-09-03 08:22:52

Fans invited to follow Russell on the road and save 10 percent on airfare* SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers wearing star NFL quarterback Russell Wilson's No. 3 jersey will be able to board early on Seattle-departing Alaska Airlines flights starting tomorrow. The promotion, which began during the team's playoff run last year, is good through the duration of the Seahawks' 2014 NFL football season. "We're thrilled to kick off the 2014 football season by bringing back priority...

2014-09-03 08:22:02

SEATTLE, Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported August and year-to-date operational results on a consolidated basis, and for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air. Detailed information is provided below. AIR GROUP On a combined basis, Air Group reported a 6.8 percent increase in traffic on a 7.5 percent increase in capacity compared to August 2013. Load factor decreased 0.5 points to 87.3 percent. These statistics include flights...

2014-09-02 23:04:41

Concorde Career College North Hollywood is honored to have been chosen to receive the 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). North Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) September 02, 2014 Concorde Career College North Hollywood is honored to have been chosen to receive the 2014 Excellence in Community Service Award from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). Every year, the Accrediting Commission of...

2014-09-02 12:21:12

-- Passengers will now be able to use the authorized electronic devices from the time they board the airplane and throughout all phases of the flight MEXICO CITY, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announced that as of this month of September, passengers can keep their mobile electronic devices, such as tablets, ebooks, video games, digital music players and smartphones turned on throughout their flights, provided all data transmission functions...

2014-09-02 12:21:09

Members can receive up to 100-percent bonus on award miles purchased CHICAGO, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today launched a three-day promotion offering MileagePlus members a bonus of up to 100 percent on award miles purchased between Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. The maximum bonus available is based on the number of MileagePlus members worldwide who participate - - the more members who buy miles, the greater everyone's bonus can climb. MileagePlus members may go to...

2014-09-02 12:20:39

GATINEAU, QC, Sept. 2, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) today released its assessment of Transport Canada's response to Recommendation A14-01, made following the release of the investigation report (A11H0002) into the 20 August 2011 controlled flight into terrain of a Boeing 737 in Resolute Bay, Nunavut. The aircraft was destroyed by impact forces and an ensuing post-crash fire. Eight passengers and all four crew members died, and three passengers were...

2014-09-02 08:22:04

Prices as low as $169 one-way through Sept. 8* SEATTLE, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines launched daily round-trip service today between Seattle and Baltimore. To celebrate, the airline is offering introductory one-way fares of $169 for tickets purchased by Sept. 8 for travel from Oct. 21 through Nov. 19, 2014. "We're delighted to be adding another great city to our list of nonstop flights available to our Seattle-area customers," said Joe Sprague, senior vice...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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