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2015-01-29 12:21:17

Gogo now the World Leader of Wireless In-flight Entertainment ITASCA, Ill., Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo Inc.

2015-01-29 12:21:11

MANCHESTER, England, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Record numbers of route development professionals flock to Denver for the largest commercial aviation event for the

2015-01-29 08:21:57

WASHINGTON, and ATHENS, Greece, Jan. 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- UATP has announced that Air Transport News will be the official media partner for Airline Distribution 2015.

2015-01-28 23:13:01

According to explorer Dick Spink and Earhart author/researcher Carol Dow, a plate and a dust shield recovered from Milli Atoll may change history.

2015-01-28 23:11:05

Onboard Systems has been awarded a contract from Airbus Helicopters to provide a single-hook and Human External Cargo (HEC) certified dual-hook cargo hook kit for the EC145T2 aircraft.

2015-01-28 20:21:02

DUBAI, January 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Global pilot training group Airways Aviation announces the graduation of its first batch of Aviation Foundation Course cadets at

2015-01-28 08:22:55

Sabre's retailing solutions, fueled by data analytics, will power the airline's strategy to further personalize the traveler's trip SOUTHLAKE, Texas, Jan.

2015-01-27 20:20:33

-- This new daily service will start on March 26th, 2015 MONTERREY, Mexico, Jan.


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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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