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2014-06-27 12:20:53

Shareholders approve Say on Pay, auditors, and change in board size; defeat stock retention proposal NEW YORK, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines' (NYSE: DAL) shareholders today voted, among other items, to re-elect the 14 incumbent members of the Board of Directors. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO At the airline's annual meeting, shareholders approved an advisory vote on Delta's executive compensation (known as "Say on Pay") with a significant...

2014-06-27 12:20:50

CHICAGO, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and Goose Island Beer Company today announced the two Chicago brands are teaming up to offer Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale craft beer on the airline's flights worldwide and at United Clubs in the continental United States, beginning July 1. Goose Island's 312 Urban Wheat Ale is a Chicago-inspired beer. Densely populated with flavor and named after one of Chicago's primary area codes, the beer has a spicy aroma of cascade hops,...

2014-06-27 12:20:31

NAI Responds to Former Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood Distorted Op-ED WASHINGTON, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Norwegian Air International's application to operate to the US has been pending before the US Department of Transportation (DOT) four times longer than the average application by a European carrier since the US-EU Open Skies Agreement took effect. The approval is long overdue and is being opposed by several large airlines and their powerful labor unions in an...

2014-06-27 08:21:26

MANCHESTER, England, June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dynamic Airways commences direct service from New York to Georgetown A new air service started 26 June 2014 connecting Georgetown, Guyana, with New York, USA, on a 4 times weekly all year round basis. This direct route is operated on-board a B767-200 [https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/aircraft/data/762 ](ER) by an American carrier - Dynamic Airways, whose CEO, Paul Kraus, announced that the carrier is undergoing a...

2014-06-26 23:01:15

Philadelphia Police Department takes delivery of first of two AS350B2s from Airbus Helicopters. GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (PRWEB) June 26, 2014 The Philadelphia Police Department has taken delivery of the first of two new Airbus Helicopters AS350B2 AStar helicopters, becoming the latest in a long and growing list of U.S. law enforcement agencies to utilize this high performance aircraft produced by Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI). “We’re very happy with the completion of our first...

2014-06-26 20:20:31

Service launches from Winnipeg to Thunder Bay and Toronto CALGARY, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet Encore today launches twice-daily service between Winnipeg and Thunder Bay, Ontario and four-times-daily service between Thunder Bay and Toronto. These new routes connect established service in Western Canada with WestJet Encore's first two eastern destinations, while taking one step further to making the regional carrier's network a truly national endeavour. "Connectivity,...

2014-06-26 16:21:11

STRATFORD, Conn., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been awarded a U.S. Air Force contract to develop new combat search and rescue helicopters. Sikorsky will develop a derivative of the UH-60M BLACK HAWK model for the Air Force's rescue mission. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20060403/SIKORSKYLOGO The award of an estimated $1.28 billion Engineering & Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract...

2014-06-26 16:20:49

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Model aircraft have been operated safely in the United States for well over 75 years. With the guidance of longstanding, comprehensive safety rules from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world's leading community based organization, hundreds of thousands of hobbyists young and old have learned about aviation, new technologies, and gained technical skills while enjoying a wholesome hobby in the outdoors. The joy and fun of...

2014-06-26 16:20:25

Big Adventure Comes with Big Risks to Manage KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Amelia Rose Earhart takes off today to circumnavigate the globe, she faces many similarities between her flight and the one in 1937 of her namesake, Amelia Mary Earhart. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140626/122136 Both aviators will have spent the night in the same Oakland, Calif. airplane hangar before departing in an aircraft equipped with a modified fuel tank designed to...

2014-06-26 12:22:42

ALBANY, New York, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market research report "Commercial Aircraft (Engine, Parts, and Equipment) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," published by Transparency Market Research, the global market for commercial aircraft is forecast to reach USD 265.71 billion by 2019. The market is driven by increased demand for aircrafts as an outcome of network expansion by airlines....


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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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