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2015-04-13 12:20:53

TORONTO, April 13, 2015 /CNW/ - Air Canada today announced submissions are open for the ninth annual Air Canada enRoute Film Festival.

2015-04-13 12:20:46

WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America claimed the top spot for the third consecutive year, but overall U.S.

2015-04-13 08:22:28

- Four core values as pillars: Trust, Passion to Win, Freedom to Act and For One Another AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, a leading international automotive

2015-04-13 08:22:13

Tremendous savings when travellers book from 13 April to 19 April 2015 WASHINGTON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways' passengers can expect great savings to global destinations

2015-04-13 08:22:10

LEESBURG, Va., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Paramount Business Jets (PBJ), pioneer of exclusive Transparent Private Jet Charter Pricing and a growing force in the private aircraft charter

2015-04-13 08:21:23

ARLINGTON, Va., April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AgustaWestland North America, along with Bristow Group, Doss Aviation and Rockwell Collins, announced today that they are in discussions to develop

2015-04-13 08:20:42

LONDON, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Air Traffic Control (ATC) Equipment in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Air Traffic Control

2015-04-10 16:22:34

PANAMA CITY, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A.

2015-04-10 12:20:44

Transaction will support an estimated 200 aerospace-related jobs in Pennsylvania WASHINGTON, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im


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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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