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2014-07-16 04:20:16

SHEFFIELD, England and RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Firth Rixson and Safran's leading aero engine company, Snecma, have today announced that they have signed a critical supplier contract worth over an estimated $200 million initially. The long term agreement secures the supply of Firth Rixson's closed die forged and seamless ring rotating components for the CFM International*LEAP-1A, LEAP-1B and LEAP-1C engine programs, from 2014 to 2023. Such LEAP engine...

2014-07-16 00:20:11

ST. GEORGE, Utah, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 6, 2014, to discuss the second quarter 2014 earnings results. The format will be to provide an overview of the results followed by a Q & A session. Wednesday, August 6, 2014 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time -- 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time -- 10:00 a.m. Central Time -- 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time The...

2014-07-15 23:13:41

Stealth Electric Bikes moves worldwide operations to its Melbourne HQ. Melbourne, Victoria. (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 Leading e-bike manufacturer Stealth Electric Bikes has today announced the centralisation of its global operations, with both sales and support to be delivered directly from the company’s head office and manufacturing plant in Melbourne. The move comes on the back of strong global sales growth and demonstrates Stealth’s focus on maintaining its high level of customer...

2014-07-15 16:21:36

WASHINGTON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new NASA-developed computer software tool designed to aid air traffic controllers was presented to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) during a ceremony Monday at the agency's headquarters in Washington. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081007/38461LOGO The Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSS) technology will enable air traffic controllers to better manage the spacing between aircraft as they fly more efficient...

2014-07-15 16:20:30

TORONTO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada customers flying AC005 from Toronto to Tokyo-Haneda made history today as they boarded one of the airline's brand new Boeing 787 Dreamliners now operating Air Canada's first new scheduled route with the ultra-modern, fuel efficient aircraft. "We are delighted to introduce our customers flying between Toronto and Tokyo-Haneda to Air Canada's new international standard for comfort on our state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner," said...

2014-07-15 12:21:59

Airline Honored with "Best Airline Staff Service in North America" and "Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A." Awards at UK's Historic Farnborough Air Show SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, took top honors for Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A. for the fifth consecutive year as well as Best Staff Service among North American airlines for the fourth year in a row in the 2014 World...

2014-07-15 12:21:53

Incentive for guests booking their winter travel early is now available CALGARY, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet Vacations recently announced the return of its popular vacation price guarantee. Guests who choose a WestJet Vacation package between now and September 30, 2014, are guaranteed to receive the best price for their WestJet vacation for travel between October 26, 2014, and April 25, 2015. "Our guests have told us our price guarantee gives them the peace of mind they're...

2014-07-15 12:21:44

Results based on nearly 19 million passenger responses worldwide MONTREAL, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada has been named Best Airline in North America in the Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards at the Farnborough International Airshow. It is the fifth consecutive year Air Canada has been recognized as the best airline in North America and among the leading carriers of the world. The annual poll, based on surveys of nearly 19 million global passengers, is regarded as a key...

2014-07-15 12:21:24

Seeks to Partner with UK Firms and Universities to Explore Space Industry Opportunities LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is opening a space technology office in Great Britain to explore partnership opportunities with UK businesses and universities to support the UK's goal of maintaining and growing its national capabilities in space. Forming part of Lockheed Martin's expanding business footprint in the UK, the office will be based at the UK Space...

2014-07-15 12:21:13

Upcycling Project Will Transform 43 Acres of Used Leather Seats DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing employment, skills training, and donated products. For more information on the project, visit www.swamedia.com/luvseat or visit Nuts About...


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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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