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2014-04-01 20:20:10

Company to continue mentoring Dickson College students CANBERRA, Australia, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) effort to increase innovative thinking in engineering and technology among today's youth, the company is sponsoring the 2014 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Outback Challenge competition in Australia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release can be found here:...

2014-04-01 16:20:58

ITASCA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: GOGO) "Prepare for takeoff' is taking on a whole new meaning at Gogo. The world's leading provider of in-flight communications services has announced plans for a crew of jetpack operators, or "Jetpackonauts" as the company has dubbed them, to handle the work of installing connectivity and entertainment systems while aircraft are at cruising altitude. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO "We understand that our...

2014-04-01 16:20:55

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney, a division of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), has awarded a contract to Levett Engineering to manufacture components that will be installed into F135 engines. The F135 engine is the propulsion system for the fifth generation F-35 Lightning II aircraft. Levett Engineering, a precision component manufacturer located in Elizabeth, South Australia, was previously awarded contract work to manufacture...

2014-04-01 12:24:51

Airline to match donations up to four million miles throughout April CHICAGO, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is proud to join the Make-A-Wish Wishes in Flight campaign this month. Throughout April, when MileagePlus members donate miles to Make-A-Wish, United will match the miles to help support wishes that involve travel for children and their families. Customers can visit www.united.com/charitymiles to donate and help wishes come true. The airline will match up to...

2014-04-01 12:23:19

Submissions now open until May 31 Winners to attend major international film festival $5,000 prize for Best Short Film TORONTO, April 1, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it is inviting Canadian film students and emerging filmmakers to enter its eighth annual enRoute short film festival. Each year, a celebrity jury selects the best short films and, in turn, broadcasts them to a large international audience on Air Canada's enRoute in-flight entertainment system....

2014-04-01 12:22:52

$6.5 billion order represents shift to Boeing fleet SEATTLE, April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Air Canada have finalized an order for 61 737 MAX airplanes to lead the airline's single-aisle fleet renewal plan. The order, valued at $6.5 billion at list prices, consists of 33 737 MAX 8s and 28 737 MAX 9s, as well as 18 options and 30 rights to purchase additional 737 MAXs. "Our narrowbody fleet renewal program with the 737 MAX is expected to yield significant cost...

2014-04-01 12:22:43

Full-scale model of record-setting X-47B UCAS to be on display in National Harbor FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight new ways to reduce costs and improve the performance of current and future U.S. Navy systems during media briefings planned for the Navy League's 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The annual event will be held April 7-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Md....

2014-04-01 12:22:32

BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has launched Gogo Biz in-flight Internet and voice service to business aircraft in Canada. Business aviation customers can now use the service anywhere it's available in the Continental U.S., Alaska and Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO Today's addition of Canadian coverage is the largest geographical expansion for Gogo Biz since the...

2014-04-01 08:21:27

Company provides post-acquisition guidance for 2014 ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Arotech Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARTX), a provider of quality defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets, announced today that it has acquired UEC Electronics, LLC, a company based in Hanahan, South Carolina. UEC will be integrated into Arotech's Battery and Power Systems Division. UEC develops and manufactures electronic components and...

2014-04-01 04:20:09

Concerned about guest confusion, airline changes schedule display system CALGARY, April 1, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it is changing the way it displays its flight schedule, switching from its current system of "a.m." and "p.m." to metric time effective immediately. "This has long been a source of confusion for a number of our guests," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community Relations. "Some are used to the traditional 'a.m.' and...


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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...

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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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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