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2014-09-23 12:22:12

DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cirrus Aircraft announced the appointment of two customer team executives that reinforce the company's leadership depth and further position the enterprise for global growth. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140923/147895 Ben Kowalski has joined Cirrus Aircraft as Vice President of Marketing, and will be responsible for developing marketing, branding, communication and distribution strategies to support the company's strategic...

2014-09-23 12:21:29

CHICAGO, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Routes is pleased to announce Brussels Airport as overall winner for 2014 Brussels Airport was announced as the overall winner of the World Routes Awards 2014 which were formally announced last night during the spectacular Chicago Networking Evening which took place at the Field Museum of Natural History. Speaking just after receiving the highly regarded accolade for the second time in three years, Leon Verhallen, Head...

2014-09-22 23:03:13

Dayton, Ohio hospital adds newest version of Airbus Helicopters Dauphin line to fleet. (PRWEB) September 22, 2014 CareFlight Air & Mobile Services of Miami Valley Hospital has taken delivery of a new AS365 N3+ Dauphin, the latest version of Airbus Helicopters outstanding medium twin-engine helicopter. The new aircraft, which is based at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio, joins CareFlight’s all-Dauphin fleet of four air medical transport helicopters. “We have a lot of...

2014-09-22 20:20:31

CHICAGO, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines, Inc. (formerly known as Continental Airlines, Inc., the "Company") on Sept. 19 announced that it has elected to effect an optional redemption of its remaining outstanding 6.0 percent Convertible Junior Subordinated Debentures Due 2030 (the "Debentures") on Oct. 10, 2014, (the "Redemption Date") at a price equal to $50 per $50 principal amount of the Debentures, and that, upon such redemption, the proceeds will be simultaneously...

2014-09-22 16:25:44

LONDON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- About Civil Aviation Flight Training and SimulationFlight simulator and training systems artificially re-create aircraft flight and the flying environment, thus providing a real flying experience. In civil aviation flight training, such flight simulator systems are mainly used for pilot training. These systems are mainly categorized as full flight simulators (FFS) and flight training devices (FTD). Compared with airborne training, flight...

2014-09-22 12:21:05

WASHINGTON and RENO, Nev., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Airbus Group and Aerion Corporation have agreed to collaborate on technologies associated with the future of high-performance flight. To further their mutual objectives, both companies will exchange knowledge and capabilities in design, manufacturing and certification. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140921/147431 For Aerion, this means collaboration to advance the development and commercialization of the Aerion AS2...

Neil Armstrong moonwalking
2014-09-22 03:00:12

Kathryn Knight, The Company of Biologists Anyone who has seen the movies of Neil Armstrong's first bounding steps on the moon couldn't fail to be intrigued by his unusual walking style. But, contrary to popular belief, the astronaut's peculiar walk was not the result of low gravity. Wyle Science, Engineering and Technology scientist John De Witt explains that the early space suits were not designed for walking, so the astronauts adapted their movements to the restrictions of the suit....

2014-09-21 08:20:14

GEDERA, Israel, September 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:TATT), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Piedmont Aviation Component Services ("Piedmont"), has signed a seven year landing gear Maintenance Support Agreement with Republic Airways Holdings, Inc. covering their Embraer E - 175 fleet. The agreement covers the current fleet...

2014-09-20 12:20:15

Order is the largest single Boeing order by number of airplanes from an African carrier CHICAGO, Sept. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Ethiopian Airlines today announced an order for 20 737 MAX 8s. The order, previously unidentified on the Boeing Orders & Deliveries website, is worth more than $2.1 billion at list prices and also includes options and purchase rights for a further 15 737 MAX 8s. The order represents the largest single Boeing order by number of...

2014-09-19 16:20:50

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines and the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) have reached a tentative agreement on a new joint collective bargaining agreement covering more than 24,000 flight attendants. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We are building an airline that will compete aggressively in a global marketplace. Today's tentative agreement with our flight attendants is another step forward in our...


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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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