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2014-07-29 12:21:10

ITASCA, Ill., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, today welcomes Sam Gilliland to its board of directors. Sam Gilliland was most recently Chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, where he led more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries, spanning all segments of the travel industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO Prior to serving as Chairman and CEO,...

2014-07-29 08:22:52

BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will highlight recent innovations and achievements accomplished in support of our customers in the aviation and aerospace community during several media briefings and opportunities at the 2014 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Aeronautics will focus on its EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided...

2014-07-29 04:20:20

ANA becomes first airline to receive both 787 family variants EVERETT, Wash., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and All Nippon Airways (ANA) today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner. ANA will become the world's first airline to operate both the 787-8 and 787-9 variants of the Dreamliner family when the airline launches 787-9 services on domestic Japanese routes in August. "The 787 Dreamliner is a key element in our growth strategy and we...

2014-07-28 23:00:49

Healthpointe centers throughout southern California are now offering Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified physical exams for aspiring pilots. La Mirada, CA (PRWEB) July 28, 2014 FAA-certified medical exams are required for anyone seeking to pilot an airplane, helicopter, gyroplan or airship, and should be completed prior to starting flight training. Those hoping to pilot balloons and gliders are exempt from the medical certificate requirement. The purpose of the physical exam...

2014-07-28 16:21:27

MEXICO CITY, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest airline in Mexico, today reported its unaudited consolidated results for the second quarter 2014. KEY FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2014 -- Grupo Aeromexico reported total revenues of $10.36 billion pesos; a 9.0% year-on-year increase. -- Second quarter 2014 cost of available seat kilometers (CASK) in pesos excluding fuel, decreased by...

2014-07-28 16:20:38

Custom Wireless In-Flight Entertainment Product Leverages Gogo Vision Platform to Offer Unique In-Flight Entertainment Experiences to Delta Passengers ITASCA, Ill., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that it has launched a first of its kind wireless in-flight entertainment experience with Delta Air Lines called "Delta Studio." http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO The new...

2014-07-28 16:20:33

Volunteers build playground in single day as Delta contributes surprise $10,000 check to Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop MINNEAPOLIS, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) has partnered with KaBOOM! to build a playground at Hiawatha Leadership Academy - Northrop in Minneapolis. It was the airline's first playground build in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area following two previous playground construction projects in the Seattle area and one in Los Angeles....

2014-07-28 12:22:34

WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FlyersRights.org, the largest US based airline passenger organization, in light of the shoot down of the MH 17 flight over eastern Ukraine, has called on all airlines to provide passengers on international flights with detailed route maps on their web sites, so passengers can decide whether to take such flights for themselves. Paul Hudson, the group's president and longtime member of the FAA and TSA advisory committees on aviation...

2014-07-28 12:22:29

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot presented Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) with the Center of Excellence Award on Thursday, July 24th at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza received the award, presented by CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch, on behalf of FCPS. Attendees at the ceremony included school district members, industry professionals, CyberPatriot...

2014-07-28 12:22:06

SAO PAULO, July 28, 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 its preliminary traffic figures for June 2014. Comparisons refer to June 2013, 2Q13 and 6M13. During the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM), held in Brazil, GOL operated 28,000 commercial flights, transported 3.4 million passengers and achieved its highest ever load factor,...


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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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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