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2014-07-22 12:21:24

2014 GlobeRunner Awards Honor the World's Best Hotels, Airlines, Car Rental Agencies, Travel Websites and Other Providers NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, United Airlines, Transaero Airlines, and Etihad Airways have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com), an online publication written for and by the world's most experienced and...

2014-07-22 12:21:22

Students' Award-Winning Artwork Displayed in the Nation's Capitol Building DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) proudly shows its dedication to education and the arts through its ongoing support of the Congressional Art Competition, an annual, nationwide visual art competition hosted by the Congressional Institute. Southwest Airlines sponsored the Congressional Art Competition for the 13(th) consecutive year. In 2014, 370 congressional offices...

2014-07-22 12:21:17

Cartoon Network is First Children's Network on the Airline's Free Live Television Platform Provided through Global Eagle Entertainment DALLAS and ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced today it will add Cartoon Network to the carrier's inflight entertainment portal, which streams free live television programming to passengers' WiFi-equipped personal electronic devices at all phases of flight, compliments of...

2014-07-22 08:22:29

CALGARY, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet will hold its quarterly analysts' conference call on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8 a.m. MDT (10 a.m. EDT) following the release of its second quarter 2014 financial results. President and CEO Gregg Saretsky and Executive Vice-President of Finance and CFO Vito Culmone will discuss WestJet's second quarter 2014 results and answer questions from financial analysts and members of the media. The conference call will be available in Toronto...

2014-07-22 08:21:57

HALIFAX, July 22, 2014 /CNW/ - Chorus Aviation Inc. ("Chorus") (TSX: CHR.B CHR.A) today announced a July dividend of $0.0375 per Class A and Class B share payable on or after August 18, 2014 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 31, 2014. These dividends qualify as eligible dividends in Canada and qualifying dividends in the United States. About Chorus Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Chorus was incorporated on September 27, 2010 and is a...

2014-07-21 16:22:57

AKRON, Ohio, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Wingfoot One has been selected as the name for The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NASDAQ: GT) newest airship, the company announced today. Wingfoot One was selected from nearly 15,000 names submitted in an on-line public contest that started four months ago. A panel of Goodyear judges narrowed the submissions to 10 finalists before a final round of public voting determined the name of the newest addition to the Goodyear fleet of...

2014-07-21 12:21:19

American promotes longtime leader to senior officer FORT WORTH, Texas, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today promoted Don Casey to Senior Vice President - Revenue Management, responsible for all of American's passenger pricing and yield management activity for the worldwide network of approximately 6,700 daily flights and more than $40 billion in annual revenue. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "Don has done a phenomenal job leading our...

2014-07-21 08:29:20

LONDON, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com has added a new market research report: Aerostat Systems Market by Aerostat Class, by Balloon Type, by Payload(Electro-Optics , Thermal Imaging Camera , Electronic Intelligence, Surveillance Radar, INS), by Geography - Market Forecast & Analysis to 2013 -...

2014-07-21 08:21:07

Improved access & shared flight information between devices highlight new improvements ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, now offers operators an enhanced version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad. New iOS 7-compliant features and functionality of FliteDeck Pro will help airlines and other large operators work more efficiently, with improved access to critical...

2014-07-21 08:20:57

New flights to Fredericton, N.B. and Loreto, Mexico CALGARY, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the 2014-2015 winter schedule featuring two new destinations, one new route and increased frequency on 19 additional routes. Twice-daily non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton begins April 15, 2015, and weekly non-stop service between Calgary and Loreto, Mexico, launches February 14, 2015. Weekly flights between Winnipeg and Fort Lauderdale operate Saturdays...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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