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2014-03-21 12:20:19

Airline does not use telemarketers and is not making fraudulent calls CALGARY, March 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today issued another warning to Canadians to avoid sharing their credit card numbers and other private information with fraudsters posing as WestJet or WestJet Vacations. "This phone scam and other, similar versions continue to be a source of great frustration for our guests as well as for us," said Richard Bartrem, WestJet Vice-President, Communications and Community...

2014-03-20 20:20:10

GEDERA, Israel, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TAT Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: TATT), a leading provider of services and products to the commercial and military aerospace and ground defense industries, announced today that the Board of Directors, at its meeting on March 19, 2014: - declared a cash dividend in the total amount of $2.0 million (approximately NIS6.97 million), or $0.23 per share (approximately NIS0.79 per share),...

2014-03-20 16:21:22

WARSAW, Poland, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Politechnika Warszawska (Warsaw Polytechnic) will jointly conduct an advanced applied research program in the field of integration between manned and unmanned airborne platform systems. The program adds to Lockheed Martin's already strong industrial and academic partnerships in Poland to motivate young Polish engineers to address tomorrow's defense and industrial needs. The program, principally staffed...

2014-03-20 16:21:03

- As of April 11th this year, Aeromexico will begin operating a fourth flight on the Miami - Mexico City route, thereby increasing its seasonal service between these two destinations to 700 seats per day MEXICO CITY, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline announces the launch of its fourth daily seasonal flight between Miami and Mexico City as of April 11(th) this year. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130315/MX77534LOGO Below are the carrier's...

2014-03-20 16:20:17

Southwest Ranked Best of the Best with Customer Service, Performance, Value, and Technology DALLAS, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Cargo has once again become the only U.S.-based airline to earn the highly coveted Diamond Award in the "up to 299,999 tonnes" category in Air Cargo World's tenth annual Air Cargo Excellence Survey. Southwest Cargo earned high marks for its great Customer Service, Performance, Value, and use of Information Technology. "Winning the...

2014-03-20 12:30:39

LONDON, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:The Global Military Rotorcraft Market 2013-2023 - Country Analysis: Market Profile SynopsisThis report offers detailed analysis of the global Military Rotorcraft market over the next ten years, and provides extensive market size forecasts by country and sub sector. It covers the key technological and market trends in the Military Rotorcraft market. Summary"The Global Military...

2014-03-20 12:22:05

New rate increases single-aisle production to 42 airplanes per month RENTON, Wash., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The first Boeing (NYSE: BA) Next-Generation 737 to be built at the increased rate of 42 airplanes per month rolled out of the factory in Renton, Wash. yesterday. The 737-800 will soon be delivered to Air Berlin and ultimately leased to Transavia France. The airplane will now undergo functional, systems and flight testing over the next three weeks before being...

2014-03-20 04:20:46

DUBLIN, March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bbhlpt/commercial ) has announced the addition of the "Commercial Aircraft Market in India 2014-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/bbhlpt/commercial ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Commercial Aircraft market in India is witnessing an increase in strategic alliances among international...

2014-03-19 16:20:45

Delta's "Innovation Class" facilitates unique conversations at 35,000 feet; airline previews concept at TED2014 conference ATLANTA, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE:DAL) is partnering with LinkedIn to connect today's high-profile influencers with the business leaders of tomorrow at 35,000 feet. Through a unique program called "Innovation Class," Delta is offering its LinkedIn community the opportunity to meet with leaders from different fields on a designated...

2014-03-19 16:20:34

SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) delivered a Global Hawk Block 40 Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) to the U.S. Air Force at Grand Forks Air Force Base, N.D., ahead of schedule, Feb. 14. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This is the second aircraft delivered as part of Global Hawk's Lot 10 contract, joining a Block 30 system delivered four months early in November of last year. Two additional aircraft, a final...


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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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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