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2014-07-30 12:22:17

New Pass offers flexible, economical travel throughout 26 countries LOS ANGELES, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyTeam, the largest airline alliance in the Asia Pacific region, has launched its new Go Round Asia and Southwest Pacific Pass, providing customers with a flexible way to explore 26 countries. The latest in SkyTeam's series of regional travel passes, the Go Round Asia and Southwest Pacific pass has been designed as a 'mini-Round the World' ticket that offers cost savings on...

2014-07-30 12:21:14

SAO PAULO, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America ("Company") in compliance with article 157, §4 of Law no. 6,404/76 and CVM Instruction no. 358/2002, hereby announces the final tender results in connection with Gol LuxCo's previously announced offer to purchase for cash (the "2023 Notes Tender Offer") any and all of its...

2014-07-30 12:20:54

TORONTO, July 30, 2014 /CNW/ - In its investigation report (A13O0045) released today, the Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) determined that a number of factors contributed to an unattended maintenance van crossing the active runway while an aircraft was landing at the Toronto/Lester B. Pearson International Airport on 11 March 2013. There were no injuries. A Sunwing Airlines aircraft maintenance technician was in a van parked near the nose of one of the company's...

2014-07-30 08:21:48

Latest test validates weapon's capability against hardened targets TUCSON, Ariz., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) successfully tested a Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Joint Standoff Weapon C (JSOW C) against a hardened wall target at the RAAF Woomera Test Range. Launched from an F/A-18F Super Hornet at an operationally representative stand-off range and altitude of 25,000 feet, the JSOW C scored a direct hit. The RAAF test marked the third...

2014-07-30 08:21:34

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems' Landing Systems business marked a major milestone recently when it delivered its 5,000(th) set of landing gear for a Next-Generation 737 to Boeing. The gear components were delivered from their final integration site, the Landing Systems facility in Everett, Washington. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The Everett facility supports the Boeing production line through...

2014-07-30 00:20:16

1.1 million new airline pilots, technicians needed worldwide over next 20 years OSHKOSH, Wis., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is forecasting continued strong growth in demand for commercial aviation pilots and maintenance technicians as the global fleet expands over the next 20 years. Boeing's 2014 Pilot and Technician Outlook, released today at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, projects that between 2014 and 2033, the world's aviation system will require: -- 533,000 new...

2014-07-29 23:06:45

Randall Reed, Founder and CEO of Starbase Jet, the most luxurious and innovative private jet service provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Denis Jubinville as its Director of Aircraft Sales and Acquisitions for the Pacific Southwest Region, including Southern California, Arizona, Nevada and Hawaii. Addison, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Randall Reed, Founder and CEO of Starbase Jet, the most luxurious and innovative private jet service provider, is pleased to announce the...

2014-07-29 12:28:56

Airline CEOs Talk Safety & Security, Airfare Transparency and Increasing Global Competition LOS ANGELES, July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)--the voice of the business travel industry--kicked off the first day of the annual GBTA Convention with a welcome session featuring Bill Glenn, president and CEO, American Express Global Business Travel and Jeff Smisek, chairman of the board; president and CEO, United Airlines in separate...

2014-07-29 12:21:10

ITASCA, Ill., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, today welcomes Sam Gilliland to its board of directors. Sam Gilliland was most recently Chairman and CEO of Sabre Holdings, a global travel technology company, where he led more than 10,000 employees in 60 countries, spanning all segments of the travel industry. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO Prior to serving as Chairman and CEO,...

2014-07-29 08:22:52

BETHESDA, Md., July 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will highlight recent innovations and achievements accomplished in support of our customers in the aviation and aerospace community during several media briefings and opportunities at the 2014 Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Aeronautics will focus on its EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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