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2014-03-26 16:20:48

ITASCA, Ill., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether you're an experienced jetsetter or the occasional leisure traveler, technology is making air travel easier for everyone. Most people know you can check in for your flight before arriving at the airport these days, but that's only the tip of the travel technology iceberg. Just in time for spring break travel, Gogo, the leading provider of in-flight communications services to the global aviation industry, has partnered with tech...

2014-03-26 12:20:37

SAO PAULO, March 26, 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 today its results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2013. Highlights -- The fourth-quarter operating profit (EBIT) came to R$162.9 million, with an operating margin of 6%, representing the Company's highest level of operational profitability...

2014-03-26 12:20:25

Marks First European Certification for Company's New In-flight Router and Media System BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOGO), announces that its business aviation group, Aircell, has received Supplemental Type Certificates (STCs) from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for installation of in-flight connectivity and entertainment systems aboard Bombardier Challenger 300 business jets. The certifications cover the AVIATOR 300 and UCS 5000 systems....

2014-03-26 08:21:37

Airline Reports Fourth Quarter Net Income of $14.2 Million and Operating Margin of 6.6 Percent SAN FRANCISCO, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. Fourth Quarter 2013 Financial Highlights -- Net Income: $14.2 million in net income, compared to a year ago quarterly loss of $25.0 million, an improvement of $39.1 million. -- Operating Revenue: Total operating revenue of $359.9 million, an...

2014-03-26 08:20:20

ASHGABAT, Turkmenistan, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first 777-200LR (Longer Range) passenger aircraft to Turkmenistan's national flag carrier, Turkmenistan Airlines. The airplane is the first of two 777-200LRs Turkmenistan Airlines has on order. The delivery coincided with the opening of a new terminal at the Ashgabat International airport. "Boeing and Turkmenistan Airlines have been partners for more than 20 years and we've seen the airline...

2014-03-26 04:20:20

The Brazilian Air Force will operate a combined UAS array, including new Hermes 900 as well as Hermes 450 which are already in operational use HAIFA, Israel, March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) ("Elbit Systems") announced today that it was awarded a contract by the Brazilian Air Force ("FAB") for the supply of a Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft System ("UAS"). The Hermes 900, which will be equipped with a new and advanced intelligence gathering...

2014-03-25 23:00:14

Aeroscraft Selected for Product Leadership Award by Manufacturing Leadership Council Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) March 25, 2014 The Aeroscraft has been selected to receive a 2014 Product Leadership Award by the Manufacturing Leadership Council as part of the 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Awards (ML Awards). The Award will be bestowed on June 5th at a gala celebration in Palm Beach, FL. ML Award nominations are entered into 11 categories and are evaluated and scored by a panel of expert...

2014-03-25 20:20:15

SEATTLE, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines is donating $25,000 to the American Red Cross to assist in disaster relief efforts in Oso, Wash., following the devastating mudslide Saturday that killed at least 14 people and left dozens missing. Donations will be used to help the Red Cross with search and rescue and disaster relief in the communities of Oso, Arlington and Darrington, located about 55 miles northeast of Seattle. Alaska Airlines is also urging employees who...

2014-03-25 12:22:27

DULUTH, Minn., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft announced today it has achieved a significant milestone in its Vision SF50 personal jet program with the successful first flight of certification aircraft 'C-Zero' (C0). The SF50 is a seven seat, pressurized, single engine jet and the newest airplane in Cirrus' line of composite high performance personal aircraft. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140325/CG90413 As part of a series of evaluations to meet Federal...

2014-03-25 12:22:18

Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed financing supports an estimated 400 jobs at Delta TechOps WASHINGTON, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) today announced the successful issuance of an Ex-Im Bank-guaranteed bond funded by the capital markets that raised $40.7 million for the Brazilian airline, VRG Linhas Aéreas S.A. (GOL), for engine-maintenance services performed by Delta TechOps in Atlanta, Ga. Delta TechOps is the maintenance,...


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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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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