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2014-08-19 20:21:00

WEST SUSSEX, England, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Global Cabin Air Quality Executive (GCAQE) represents more than 800,000 airline staff and consumers and congratulates the Boeing Aircraft Company for designing the Boeing 787 so it can provide clean breathing air to passengers and crews. For over 50 years, all commercial jet aircraft have used the flawed practice of supplying passengers and crews with unfiltered breathing air taken directly from the compression section of the...

2014-08-19 16:21:22

OTTAWA, Aug. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - The Union of Canadian Transportation Employees applauds the Transportation Safety Board (TSB) on the thoroughness of its final report on the July 6, 2013 rail disaster at Lac-Mégantic, Quebec. In its report, TSB made significant recommendations with regards to the improvement of rail safety and safety management systems. TSB identified the need for Transport Canada resources to be dedicated to continuous inspections and audits of safety management...

2014-08-19 16:20:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On December 30, 2013 the FAA suddenly, and without warning, terminated its proven program for educating potential new air traffic controllers. Military veterans, students and graduates from the 36 FAA-authorized Air Traffic - Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) colleges and universities were wiped from the FAA's list of eligible applicants. In the FAA's words, "the list was purged." Despite very high demand for controllers the...

2014-08-19 12:21:28

WASHINGTON, Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), and the Transport Workers Union (TWU) called on the Department of Transportation (DOT) to reject an application for a foreign air carrier permit submitted by Norwegian Air International (NAI). In comments filed yesterday, the unions, representing over 80,000 Flight Attendants, urged the DOT to uphold the strong...

2014-08-19 08:21:58

Space Allocation Request Enables Rapid Response to Time-Sensitive Logistics Needs FOSTER CITY, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- E2open (NASDAQ: EOPN), the leading provider of cloud-based solutions for collaborative planning and execution across global trading networks, today announced that Lufthansa Technik is leveraging the E2open Business Network. The cloud-based platform gives Lufthansa Technik the distinct competitive advantage of better ensuring continuity of supply and...

2014-08-19 08:21:53

DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the expansion of its international sales network into India. Cirrus India joined the company's authorized sales network in July 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140818/137137 Cirrus India (SRK Aviacom (I) Pvt Ltd) is located in New Delhi, India and offers a team of experienced aircraft sales professionals. "We are excited to have Cirrus India as a Cirrus Aircraft Sales Center as we enter this...

National Aviation Day
2014-08-19 03:54:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Tuesday, August 19 – the birthday of powered-flight pioneer Orville Wright – marks National Aviation Day, and to mark the occasion some of NASA’s finest have shared the stories of how they first took to the skies. In 1939, President Franklin Roosevelt declared that Wright’s birthday would become a time to celebrate the importance of aviation each year, selecting the date since Orville and his brother Wilbur took part in...

2014-08-19 00:20:17

MODELS SHOWCASE FALL FASHIONS AT 35,000 FEET TO CELEBRATE RENEWED PARTNERSHIP DALLAS, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 140 Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) Customers are heading to The Magnificent Mile® in Chicago with spending money after fashion models put on a show on their flight at 35,000 feet. The "Runway in the Sky" kicks off a renewed partnership between Southwest Airlines and The Magnificent Mile Association. In addition to being longtime partners, Southwest Airlines...

2014-08-18 23:04:27

The Europe commercial aviation aircraft lighting systems market has been segmented on the basis of aircraft type and product class. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-commercial-aviation-aircraft-lighting-3229864162.html (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 The European commercial aviation aircraft lighting systems market was valued at $255.17 million in 2013, and it is expected to reach $403.35 million by 2019. The European market for commercial aviation aircraft lighting systems...

2014-08-18 12:21:08

MARIETTA, Ga., Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] C-130 Hercules reaches another major milestone Aug. 23 marking the 60th anniversary of its first flight at Burbank, California, in 1954. To honor this historic C-130 anniversary, Lockheed Martin invites members of the worldwide Hercules community to share their C-130 memories, experiences, photos and videos. From Aug. 18 through Sept. 30, stories can be shared through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr,...


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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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