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2014-09-28 08:20:12

- The aircraft with the new color scheme has arrived in Beijing; September 29 marks the day of its maiden flight. BEIJING, Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Air China's aircraft which sports the "AIR CHINA LOVES CHINA" color scheme arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport on September 28 Beijing time, and September 29 marks the day of its maiden flight CA1501 Beijing - Shanghai. After that, it will be operated on routes Beijing-Shanghai/Guangzhou. The background color of the...

2014-09-28 04:20:13

SEATTLE, Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways and Boeing celebrated the roll out of the airline's first 787-9 Dreamliner at an event in Seattle, Washington overnight. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140928/148805 The aircraft featured Etihad Airways' new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery which was unveiled in Hamburg, Germany this week. James Hogan, President and Chief Executive Officer of Etihad Airways Aviation Group, said the airline was proud to be one of the world's largest...

2014-09-28 00:20:16

New 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery reminiscent of desert landscape, inspired by culture of the United Arab Emirates EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today rolled out of its paint hangar the first 787-9 Dreamliner that will be delivered to Etihad Airways. The airplane is painted in the airline's new 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery with colors reminiscent of the desert landscape, inspired by the culture, Islamic design and architecture motifs of the United...

2014-09-26 12:20:59

LONDON, September 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger experience specialists representing 33 long-haul and regional airlines from around the world will meet in Seattle for the annual Passenger Experience Conference and Aircraft Interiors Expo Americas, which take place at the Washington State Convention Center. The conference is being staged on October 14, while the Expo - the only dedicated aircraft interiors exhibition in the Americas - runs October 14 through 16. US...

2014-09-26 08:21:18

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced that September marks the 10-year anniversary of delivery of the first production S-92® helicopter. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO "On behalf of Sikorsky, I would like to congratulate and thank all of our customers, suppliers and employees upon reaching this milestone," said Carey Bond,...

2014-09-26 08:20:45

SEATTLE, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the University of Washington Foster School of Business announced Alaska Airlines as the naming sponsor of its annual Environmental Innovation Challenge. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140926/148574 In the Environmental Innovation Challenge, approaching its seventh year, student teams must define an environmental problem, develop a solution, produce a prototype, and create a business summary that demonstrates the...

2014-09-26 08:20:25

GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A+++++! The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) recently achieved a perfect score on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139 Airfield Safety Inspection. All U.S. airports that offer commercial airline service are evaluated annually. The exhaustive process involves pre-inspection reviews, administrative meetings, inspections of aircraft rescue and firefighting facilities (ARFF), airfield...

2014-09-25 23:08:51

Funding to support partnership with Kangu.org to crowdfund safe childbirth in Latin America Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Last week, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) announced a $200,000 Innovation Fund grant to Financing for Development (F4D). The grant aims to increase equity and access to healthcare supplies and services in Latin America and the Caribbean through the Coalition’s Market Development Approaches Working Group. The grant to F4D supports...

2014-09-25 16:21:11

HAMBURG, Germany, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today unveiled a stunning new livery design which will be introduced across its fleet. Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi. The result is a striking and...

2014-09-25 12:22:27

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PacAvi Group, Inc. (pacavi.com) announced today that it is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration. PacAvi Group CEO, Dr. Stephan Hollmann, commented on the project: "We view this as an exciting opportunity. There are currently about 600 freighters of the size category of the A320 and A321 operating globally, and this market is set to grow rapidly in the...


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
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'