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2014-09-08 12:20:30

- European low-cost carrier commits to order 100 airplanes, becomes launch customer of newest 737 MAX family member NEW YORK, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) launched the newest member of the 737 MAX family today with a commitment from Ryanair for 100 airplanes. Europe's leading low-cost carrier will be the first airline to operate the 737 MAX 200, a variant based on the successful 737 MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 seats, increasing revenue potential and...

2014-09-08 08:20:43

The Racing Aces women encourage other women to pursue careers in aviation PORT LAVACA, Texas, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Racing Aces, Dianna Stanger, Joyce Wilson and Erin Cude, sponsored by Cirrus Aircraft, today announced the new $5,000 Aviation Aces Scholarship for Women. The team just won the 2014 Air Race Classic and is funding the scholarship with their winnings and sponsorships to underwrite aviation education for women. The 2012 Racing Aces team also won the Air Race...

2014-09-07 23:02:38

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has recognized the aviation achievements and 20+ year mishap-free safety record of Kenneth Klothe through inclusion in the prestigious FAA Airmen Certification Database. Mr. Klothe is the Chief Pilot and President of Trident Star Global, LLC. Washington, DC (USA) (PRWEB) September 07, 2014 Chief Pilot and Entrepreneur Kenneth Klothe has been certified at the highest level of pilot ability as “airline transport pilot” (ATP) in the Airmen...

2014-09-07 08:20:08

-- Starting on October 23rd, Interjet is presenting a new way to travel between Houston and Monterrey, with all the comfort and unique service that only Interjet offers. -- With two daily flights, Interjet is focusing on a strategic market for Mexico in the coming years. -- In contrast to other airlines, Interjet passengers can check up to 110 lbs of luggage, choose their seats and print boarding passes at no additional cost. -- Tickets are on sale with introductory rates starting...

2014-09-05 16:20:58

DALLAS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) has been invited to speak at the Morgan Stanley 2nd Annual Laguna Conference. Morgan Stanley will be webcasting the audio presentation live, and a link to the webcast will be made available via the Investor Relations homepage on the Southwest Airlines website. Details of the audio webcast are as follows: Date: Monday, September 15, 2014 Time: 9:45 a.m. PDT Speaker: Tammy Romo,...

2014-09-05 16:20:50

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB - news) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of August 2014. AUGUST 2014 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS Aug-14 Aug-13 Change ------ ------ ------ Passengers Enplaned 17,032...

2014-09-05 16:20:29

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 0.5 percent decrease in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for August, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 2.1 percent compared to August 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for August decreased 2.1 percent to 5,394,888 compared to 5,510,411 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 83.9 percent compared to 82.5 percent in August 2013. The...

2014-09-05 12:20:45

DALLAS, September 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Commercial Aircraft Lighting Market by Technology (LED, OLED, Custom Controlled Light, Photoluminescent Light), Geography (Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East-Africa, North America, Latin America), & by Aircraft Type (NB,WB,VLA and RTA) - Forecasts & Analysis (2014 - 2020)", published by MarketsandMarkets, The market is estimated to be at $1469.50 Million in 2014, and is expected to grow...

2014-09-05 12:20:30

REDONDO BEACH, Calif., Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In keeping with its commitment to honor excellence, Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Aerospace Systems sector recognized 74 companies from the United States, Canada and Turkey with its annual supplier awards for 2013. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Northrop Grumman presents the annual supplier awards in two categories: Platinum Source Preferred and Suppliers of the Year. Thirty-two small...

2014-09-05 04:20:10

PARIS, Sept. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On September 3, Hainan Airlines flight HU7907 took off from Hangzhou International Airport at 9:15 pm, making a stop at Xi'an Xianyang International Airport, before heading on to Paris. This is the airline's fifth European route following its routes to Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Brussels and Berlin. The launch of the service will provide new opportunities for further political, economic and cultural exchanges and cooperation between China and...


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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