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2014-10-30 16:20:28

Delta will match customers' SkyMiles donations made in November to the Fisher House Foundation and Luke's Wings through the airline's SkyWish program up to a total of 10 million miles ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) is helping veterans and members of the military and their families by matching miles donated by customers in November to the Fisher House Foundation and Luke's Wings charitable organizations. Delta will match donations made through the...

2014-10-30 12:22:40

The Premier Los Angeles Airline Adds More Service Between LAX and London to Enhance Unrivaled Products and Services LOS ANGELES, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On any given day of the year, customers of American Airlines will have the most daily, direct service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) when the world's largest airline adds more service between the two cities beginning in March 2015. The new flight will be operated with the...

2014-10-30 08:23:12

100 peer-nominated employees from around the globe honored with Delta's most prestigious recognition ATLANTA, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will welcome 100 employees Thursday into the Chairman's Club, its most prestigious corporate recognition program. Chairman's Club recognizes employees who embody the airline's values through their contributions and exceptional service to customers and their communities. Delta will honor the 2014 Chairman's Club members...

2014-10-30 08:23:00

CALGARY, Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet's President and Chief Executive Officer Gregg Saretsky will be presenting at the 2014 Raymond James Global Airline/Transportation Conference on Thursday, November 6, 2014. Date: Thursday, November 6, 2014 Time: 6:25 a.m. PST / 7:25 a.m. MST / 9:25 a.m. EST Location: New York, NY The 2014 Raymond James Global Airline/Transportation Conference will be webcast. Financial analysts, media and other...

2014-10-30 08:22:53

DALLAS, October 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ReportsnReports.com adds The Global Full-Service Airline Market to 2018 research report of 165 pages that provides data and information on historic and forecast revenues of global full-service airlines in 40 countries. Detailed analysis by region of full-service airlines' key performance indicators, such as seats available and seats sold, load factor, average revenue per passenger, total revenues, revenue-generating passenger...

2014-10-30 08:21:30

GREENSBORO, N.C., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Airways, a US airline based in Greensboro, NC, is ready to restart its service from New York, NY (JFK) to Georgetown, Guyana (GEO). Bill Gray, COO of Dynamic Airways said "in past months our team has worked diligently on restarting air service to Guyana. With the help of authorities from both countries as well as our partners we were able to prepare the type of service we believe is long overdue in this market." Dynamic...

2014-10-29 16:20:49

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr will present at the Raymond James Global Airline/Transportation Conference on November 6 at 1:30 p.m. EST. A live audio webcast will be available at aa.com/investorrelations. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO About American Airlines GroupAmerican Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) is the holding company for American Airlines and US Airways....

2014-10-29 12:21:29

Try Gold flight benefits faster with Fast Track and Status Match offers CALGARY, Oct. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today celebrates the launch of WestJet Rewards tiers. WestJet Rewards members now enjoy higher WestJet dollar earn rates and milestone awards with Teal, Silver or Gold tiers. Tiers also offer easy-to-use flight benefits like a free checked bag, lounge and advance seat selection vouchers in Silver. Gold members enjoy another free checked bag, advance boarding, priority...

2014-10-29 12:21:19

Two Business Class Tickets for the Price of One to Select Destinations Worldwide DOHA, Qatar, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its first anniversary of joining the oneworld global alliance, Qatar Airways is offering customers in the U.S. a fabulous Double the Luxury offer. Passengers booking a Business Class ticket will receive a second Business Class ticket for free, for their travelling companion*. The promotion will run from today through October, 31, 2014, and...

2014-10-29 08:23:35

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Runway Status Lights (RWSL) program has achieved the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) milestone at seven airports. IOC indicates the system is fully operational for Air Traffic Control purposes. RWSL, being deployed to a total of 17 airports nationwide, enhances the safety of runways and taxiways and reduces runway incursions through...


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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