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2014-03-31 16:20:14

KINGSTON, Jamaica, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- interCaribbean Airways is pleased to announce the introduction of new scheduled non-stop air service connecting Kingston to Montego Bay, with 16 weekly flights each way. These new flights from Montego Bay to Kingston provide onward flights to Providenciales, Grand Turk, Santo Domingo and San Juan making connections across the wider Caribbean a reality. Introductory domestic fares are available from as little as US$29.00 (plus taxes)...

NASA Book Reveals New Twist in Flight Research
2014-03-31 15:30:11

Jim Banke, NASA Sometimes the inspiration for innovative technological solutions comes from unexpected places. That's one of the key messages author Peter Merlin hopes readers will take away from reading NASA's newest book in its Aeronautics Book Series, "A New Twist in Flight Research: The F-18 Active Aeroelastic Wing Project." In this case the inspiration for the test project involving an F-18 with "elastic" wings came from no less than the world's first airplane – the 1903...

2014-03-31 12:21:49

SAO PAULO, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today TAM Airlines, a carrier of the LATAM Airlines Group, joins oneworld, an airline alliance currently undergoing the largest expansion in its history. As of today, all passengers flying on the Brazilian carrier can enjoy the benefits offered by the alliance. This is one of the most important steps to achieve the entry of all LATAM Airlines Group into oneworld. LAN Airlines has been a member of oneworld since 2000 as well as all of its...

2014-03-31 12:20:27

SEATTLE, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] was honored Friday with the 2014 Tomodachi Award from the Japanese Cultural & Community Center of Washington. Meaning "friend" in Japanese, the Tomodachi Award is granted each year to individuals or companies who have made an extraordinary contribution to the Japanese community. Past recipients include Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii and the Seattle Mariners baseball team. "Boeing is being recognized for decades of positive...

2014-03-31 08:21:50

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has announced that Austro Control, the Air Navigation Service Provider for Austria, has placed into operation its nation-wide Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system from Saab. The WAM system, covering six Terminal Maneuvering Areas and the entire Austrian FIR plus a zone of 40NM in high density airspace, provides Austro Control controllers with highly accurate, one-second update rate surveillance of...

2014-03-31 08:21:42

MELBOURNE, Australia, March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A ceremony was held today at Australian company, Marand, commemorating the delivery of the first ship of Australian made F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter vertical tails. The Honourable Dr. Denis Napthine, Premier of Victoria and The Honourable Michael Ronaldson, Senator for Victoria representing the Defence Minister were among the distinguished guests in attendance. This delivery of the first major air frame components...

2014-03-31 08:21:04

STAMFORD, Conn., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircastle Limited ("Aircastle" or the "Company") (NYSE: AYR) announced that it completed the first part of the Company's previously announced $900 million purchase and leaseback agreement with LATAM Airlines Group S.A. ("LATAM") for eight Boeing 777-300ER aircraft. Together with the four Boeing 777-300ERs acquired thus far in this transaction, Aircastle acquired a total of eight aircraft with a cost of $715 million during the first...

2014-03-31 04:20:22

Airline unveils specially painted Next-Generation 737-800 featuring Boeing, Ryanair colors SEATTLE, Mar. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Ryanair showcased their strong partnership with a new, co-branded livery on the airline's most recently delivered Next-Generation 737-800. The airplane features the distinctive blue Boeing colors on the fuselage of the airplane, while Ryanair's name is featured toward the rear of the aircraft. On the tail is the recognizable golden...

2014-03-29 04:20:05

The original founder of UK's club scene celebrated Malaysia's Formula One weekend at Marini's on 57 for a one night only exclusive performance KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, March 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Danny Rampling, widely considered to be one of the founders and leaders of the British club scene and former BBC Radio 1 and Kiss FM Broadcaster, and his wife Ilona Rampling performed at Marini's on 57's, Malaysia's highest rooftop bar, restaurant and lounge, at their annual Formula One...

2014-03-28 23:21:41

Acumen Solutions selected for the innovation and impact of their employee development programs as they relate to engagement, growth and community service. McLean, VA (PRWEB) March 28, 2014 Acumen Solutions, the trusted leader in Enterprise Cloud Transformation, today announced that it has been named a finalist for the Helios Apollo Awards. Acumen Solutions is one of five finalists in the Tessera category, which includes organizations from 201-750 employees. The finalists, selected from a...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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