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2014-03-24 08:21:40

World's largest general use car rental brand opens 20th UAE location, capitalizing on booming Etihad Airways passenger numbers DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE:HTZ) has announced the opening of a new car rental location at the recently launched Etihad Travel Mall in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The new branch becomes the 20th Hertz location in the UAE among a global network of approximately 11,555 locations. It is located in...

2014-03-24 08:20:46

SEATTLE, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan members flying on partner British Airways between Seattle and London can earn double miles* on travel from March 24 through June 24, 2014. British Airways offers 10 flights a week between Seattle and London's Heathrow Airport. From London, Mileage Plan members can enjoy easy connections to hundreds of cities throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. "This is a terrific opportunity for our members to add...

2014-03-24 08:20:43

Chromalloy's 'Make-Complete' Capabilities Include Component Casting and Machining PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chromalloy announced today that it delivered the first seal segment carrier components to Rolls-Royce for the new Trent XWB aircraft engine. "As a supplier for the new Trent XWB engine, Chromalloy has delivered our first seal segment carrier components to the manufacturer's production line," said Carlo Luzzatto, President. "The components were...

2014-03-24 08:20:22

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tigerair selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower PW1100G-JM engines for 37 firm A320neo aircraft. Deliveries are scheduled to commence in 2018. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "Pratt & Whitney is delighted to introduce the PurePower engine family in Singapore, a very important region for the company," said Dave Brantner, president, Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines. "We are...

2014-03-24 00:20:13

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Republic of Korea has formally selected the Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II aircraft for its F-X fighter acquisition program. "We are honored by and appreciate the trust and confidence the Republic of Korea has placed in the 5(th) Generation F-35 to meet its demanding security requirements. We look forward to supporting the discussions between the Republic of Korea and U.S. governments in support of a final...

2014-03-21 23:00:46

Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Timothy Foster as CEO. Foster replaces Patrick A. Albert who resigned yesterday. Mission, KS (PRWEB) March 21, 2014 Concorde Career Colleges, Inc., announced today the appointment of Timothy Foster as CEO. Foster replaces Patrick A. Albert who resigned yesterday. Foster will manage day to day operations for the privately-held career college system and will retain his position as Chairman of the Board. Foster has served as...

2014-03-21 20:20:12

Former Clinton U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation article gone viral on LinkedIn.com WASHINGTON, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Oliver McGee, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of transportation for technology policy in the Clinton Administration, and founder of Partnership Possibilities for America, gives his take gone viral on LinkedIn.com on the Missing Malaysia 370 Mystery, calling it the "greatest mystery in aviation security history" on Fox News. All contact...

2014-03-21 16:20:27

GEDERA, Israel, March 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, announced today that it has filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2013. The Annual Report is available for viewing and download on the SEC's website at http://www.sec.gov, as well as...

2014-03-21 16:20:20

Newly reconfigured Boeing 767-300ER to operate first scheduled flight from Toronto-Cancun TORONTO, March 21, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada rouge continues its expansion of service between Canada and sunny Mexico with the March 22 launch of up to daily non-stop service between Montreal and Cancun. Air Canada rouge now offers service between Canada and four popular destinations in Mexico: Toronto/Montreal-Cancun, Toronto-Puerto Vallarta, Toronto-Los Cabos, and Toronto-Huatulco....

2014-03-21 12:20:19

Airline does not use telemarketers and is not making fraudulent calls CALGARY, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today issued another warning to Canadians to avoid sharing their credit card numbers and other private information with fraudsters posing as WestJet or WestJet Vacations. "This phone scam and other, similar versions continue to be a source of great frustration for our guests as well as for us," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community...


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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