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2014-08-12 16:21:42

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil - ANAC) today granted type certification for the Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the upcoming weeks and certification by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency)...

2014-08-12 16:21:29

More Than a Dozen Aerobatic Performers and Champions Take To The Skies Over Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 11-12 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will join an action-packed weekend of aerial performances by more than 40 aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean at Embry-Riddle's Wings & Waves Air Show on Oct. 11-12, 2014, in Daytona Beach. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135624 The air show begins at 11:30 a.m....

2014-08-12 16:21:26

Customized technology from Honeywell sets a new standard for comfort in the midsize business jet market with the latest offerings for crew and passengers PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) products contributed to the certification of Embraer's newest midsize jet, the Legacy 500, setting a new standard for comfort and reliability in business aviation. Aligned with Embraer's vision, Honeywell's technologies on the Legacy 500 are designed for the...

2014-08-12 12:21:14

Employees earn $125 bonus payout for top-tier performance and exceeding customer satisfaction goals in July CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it is rewarding all eligible employees with a cash bonus for exceeding the airline's on-time arrival and departure performance goals for the month of July. United's goal for on-time performance is to be first or second among the largest four U.S. carriers. The on-time arrival rate is based on flights...

2014-08-12 12:21:11

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This year's Air Canada Foundation golf tournament raised a record of over $1,000,000 in support of organizations focused on health and wellbeing of children in Canada. Now in its third year, the tournament was held Monday, August 11(th), at the Saint Raphaël Golf Club, Québec. The event featured 73 teams totaling 292 golfers from across North America. It included a full day of golf followed by dinner and silent and live auctions of items...

2014-08-12 12:20:42

Airline Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date Net Income, Seventh Straight Quarter of Improved Year-over-Year Financial Results SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 with operating income of $47.1 million and net income of $37.0 million. The airline posted an operating margin of 11.8 percent - a 4.4 point improvement over the second quarter of 2013, driven largely by a 7.8 percent growth in revenue per...

2014-08-11 23:03:04

Beijing-based Noitom Ltd. revolutionizes the motion capture industry with the smallest, most versatile and adaptable wireless system, at a price that makes the technology affordable for anyone. Starting at USD $200, the company is launching its campaign on Kickstarter and unveiling production prototypes to the industry at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver. Vancouver, Canada (PRWEB) August 11, 2014 Noitom Ltd. will create a small revolution as it unveils its Perception Neuron™ Motion Capture system...

2014-08-11 12:21:13

NEW SERVICE ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES OFFERS NONSTOP OPTIONS FROM ORANGE COUNTY/SANTA ANA, ATLANTA, AND BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) launched initial service to Mexico with inaugural flights over the weekend that bring new flight options offering the value and legendary Customer Service delivered by the Employees of Southwest, the United States' largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers boarded. The nonstop routes...

2014-08-11 12:21:01

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for July 2014 and the first seven months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 3.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.5 percent higher than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 85 percent, up 2.4 points from July 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 0.4 percent from the same month...

2014-08-11 08:21:55

Contract Valued at $96.2 Million ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), a world leader in precision-guided weapons, missile products and rocket motors, has been awarded a contract valued at $96.2 million by the U.S. Navy for the third full-rate production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract covers AARGM and Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force. "AARGM continues to provide significant...


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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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