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2015-05-27 12:22:48

NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) will conduct a live audio webcast of its annual meeting of shareholders on Wednesday, June 3 at 9 a.m. EDT.

2015-05-27 12:22:22

HALIFAX, May 27, 2015 /CNW/ - Jazz Aviation LP ("Jazz"), a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc., announced today that a new tentative agreement has been reached with the Canadian Air Line Dispatchers

2015-05-27 12:22:17

SANTA ANA, Calif., May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ascent Aerospace announced today that its Ascent Integration European operation has been awarded a contract by Airbus to retrofit the Airbus Broughton

2015-05-27 12:22:12

SEATTLE, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines today named brand and product marketing expert Derek Chang its new managing director of brand experience.

2015-05-27 08:23:24

OKLAHOMA CITY, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has successfully demonstrated to the U.S.

2015-05-27 04:20:12

HELSINKI, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Every global traveler knows how jet lag feels. It kills productivity.

2015-05-26 12:21:36

Seattle customers to have access to 128 daily flights and 36 destinations by August SEATTLE, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma

2015-05-26 12:21:33

-- Introduction of new spacious Business Class seats on Air Canada rouge A319 aircraft -- More overhead stowage space throughout Airbus A319 aircraft -- Upgrades to the in-flight

2015-05-26 12:20:48

The Future Airborne Capability Environment Technical Standard enhances software portability and interoperability across U.S.

2015-05-26 04:20:19

MOSCOW, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On May 22, 2015, a new Boeing 737-800 aircraft joined Transaero Airlines' fleet.

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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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  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).