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Agreement provides flow through for all Envoy pilots to American Airlines and a firm fleet commitment of 40 new large Embraer 175 regional jets IRVING, Texas, Dec.
Airplanes will play key role in airline's fleet renewal, expansion strategy KUWAIT CITY, Dec.
New unmanned helicopter takes to the sky off U.S. Navy destroyer NORFOLK, Va., Dec. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S.
Explosives and drugs trace detection system continues regulatory testing success started in the U.S. and Europe WILMINGTON, Mass., Dec.
Supporting FAA NextGen initiatives, air traffic control centers at 135 airports to receive STARS platform MARLBOROUGH, Mass., Dec.
MOSCOW, December 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Transaero Airlines has made a decision to cancel fuel surcharge included in the price of tickets on its international routes.
INAUGURAL TICKET TO FLY IN THE WORLD'S ONLY THREE-ROOM SUITE IN THE SKY SOLD TO MIAMI-BASED BUSINESSMAN, GINO BERTUCCIO NEW YORK, Dec.
787 key to airline's fleet expansion plans, enhanced passenger experience EVERETT, Wash., Dec.
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...
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...
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...
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 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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