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2014-08-29 16:21:05

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. announced that American Airlines fares will return to Orbitz on Friday after the companies earlier today entered into a letter of intent. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 American Airlines Group also no longer plans to remove US Airways fares from Orbitz on Sept. 1 as previously announced. The companies are working toward final agreements based on the letter of intent. All tickets...

2014-08-29 16:20:50

First widebody airplane for all-Boeing airline EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Xiamen Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 787 Dreamliner. "We are excited to receive our first 787 Dreamliner which is also the first widebody airplane of our all-Boeing fleet," said Che Shanglun, president and chairman of Xiamen Airlines. "With the innovative technology and exceptional efficiency, the 787 Dreamliner will be key to our...

2014-08-29 12:21:18

SEATTLE, Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., today announced it will webcast a presentation by Brandon Pedersen, Alaska's executive vice president, finance and chief financial officer, at the Cowen Securities Seventh Annual Global Transportation Conference on Wednesday, September 3, 2014 in New York. The webcast will be presented live at 2:40 p.m. Eastern time. To...

2014-08-29 12:20:57

Richmond Hill, On, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of an accident involving an amateur built aircraft in Brantford, Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign...

2014-08-28 16:21:16

New freighters will allow Azerbaijan-based airline to carry cargo more efficiently EVERETT, Wash., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Silk Way Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's two 747-8 Freighters. The first airplane delivered last week and the second airplane delivered today. Both new 747-8 Freighters will bring new levels of efficiency to the Baku, Azerbaijan-based cargo carrier. "We strive to be a successful and profitable cargo operator...

2014-08-28 08:21:22

Impressive flight plan allows teachers to create lessons in time, distance and the U.S. capitals. MEDFORD, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The challenge of flying a private "general aviation" airplane to all 49 state capitals in the "lower 48" plus Alaska in just two weeks is one that most private pilots would never accept. It is however, the flight plan for an inspiring journey being attempted by two veteran pilots to raise public awareness about smaller, "municipal" airports...

2014-08-28 08:20:59

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at USD 677 million, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog. All aircraft will be operated by Japan Airlines' wholly owned subsidiary, J-Air,...

2014-08-28 08:20:55

New EFB service contract transitions airline navigation data and documents to iPad ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad. The agreement allows Gulf Air to continue its digital transformation by eliminating paper-based flight...

2014-08-27 20:20:19

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) declared a quarterly dividend of $.04 per share to Shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014 on all shares then issued and outstanding. The 77th consecutive dividend will be paid on October 6, 2014. About SkyWest SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company, and is headquartered in St....

2014-08-27 16:21:56

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, today announced the following organizational re-alignment effective September 1, 2014. Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, is appointed to the new role of President, Passenger Airlines. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Smith will now have cost as well as revenue oversight for passenger airline activities, with a...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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