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2014-08-26 12:21:23

US Airways Fares Withdrawn from Orbitz Beginning Sept. 1 FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has withdrawn its fares from consumer websites powered by Orbitz, effective immediately. American Airlines Group has notified Orbitz it also will withdraw US Airways fares on Sept. 1, 2014. Corporate clients that use Orbitz for Business to book travel are not affected by this change. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "We have worked...

2014-08-26 08:23:12

Blog: Learn the 'Secrets to Finding Great Value in Award Miles' SEATTLE, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members can stretch their frequent flier miles further starting today through Oct. 31 during the airline's biggest award sale of the year. From Aug. 30 through Oct. 31, members can travel for as low as 5,000 miles one-way, a 60 percent discount off a standard award-level ticket. "This fall our members can enjoy unprecedented values on award travel to some of our...

2014-08-26 08:23:07

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With several test flights this summer, the U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk Wide Area Surveillance Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) proved its ability to operate with an expanded variety of intelligence exploitation ground stations and collect mission data in more places. The RQ-4 Global Hawk UAS is built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC) and is equipped with a Multi-Platform Radar Technology Insertion Program (MP-RTIP) sensor capable of...

2014-08-25 16:20:21

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first completed Global Hawk has made history again with its 100(th) flight in support of NASA environmental research. The milestone occurred on a flight from Edwards Air Force Base in California more than 16 years after its first flight in 1998. The aircraft is now at Wallops Island for a two month deployment to conduct hurricane research missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release...

2014-08-25 16:20:17

SAO PAULO, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBovespa: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL) (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces 2014 GOL Day New York invitation. GOL DAY NEW YORK 2014September 08, 2014TIME: 11:30 A.M. (US ET)LOCATION: NYSE (2 Broad Street - Board Room) SPEAKERS:Paulo Kakinoff - CEOEdmar Lopes - Chief Financial and IR OfficerEduardo Masson - Financial and Investor...

2014-08-25 12:20:39

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program continued a steady path of flight test milestones in August, including weapons separation, software compatibility and flight hours, all demonstrating program maturity. "The test milestones are a direct result of the detailed planning, coordination and execution between various government teams and the integrated test force," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's...

2014-08-25 12:20:31

EDUCATIONAL TRAVEL TRADE SHOW FEATURES 30 AFRICAN SUPPLIERS FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist, On Show Solutions, have raised the bar this year for their popular trade show with an increase in exhibitor numbers and an enhancement to the format. The Africa Showcase features suppliers from across Southern and East Africa that represent hotels, safari...

2014-08-25 08:20:25

Order includes 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s, two 777-300ERs SINGAPORE, Aug. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) announced today an order by BOC Aviation for 50 737 MAX 8s, 30 Next-Generation 737-800s and two 777-300ERs (Extended Range). The order, valued at $8.8 billion at list prices, is the largest in BOC Aviation's 20-year history and part of the Singapore-based leasing company's effort to grow its portfolio of fuel-efficient airplanes. "Following the...

2014-08-24 23:02:30

This research report analysis the aerostat systems market that are used for various applications such as border security, surveillance, reconnaissance, communication, law enforcement, border patrolling, weather forecasting, and coast guarding. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/aerostat-systems-market-193315635.html (PRWEB) August 24, 2014 According to a new market research report, “Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class (Small, Medium, Large), by Balloon Type...

2014-08-24 23:00:07

The 22 anniversary of Hurricane Andrew reminds us to be prepared as we enter the busy party of hurricane season. Look into the FORTIFIED Home(TM) Hurricane Program to learn how to strengthen your home. Tampa, FL (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 The 22nd anniversary of Hurricane Andrew on August 24 provides a sobering reminder of the destructive power of hurricanes and the damage they can do to communities. Andrew caused approximately $23 billion in insured losses, left 250,000 people homeless,...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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