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2014-07-21 08:21:07

Improved access & shared flight information between devices highlight new improvements ENGLEWOOD, Colo., July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, now offers operators an enhanced version of its industry-leading FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) solution for iPad. New iOS 7-compliant features and functionality of FliteDeck Pro will help airlines and other large operators work more efficiently, with improved access to critical...

2014-07-21 08:20:57

New flights to Fredericton, N.B. and Loreto, Mexico CALGARY, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced the 2014-2015 winter schedule featuring two new destinations, one new route and increased frequency on 19 additional routes. Twice-daily non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton begins April 15, 2015, and weekly non-stop service between Calgary and Loreto, Mexico, launches February 14, 2015. Weekly flights between Winnipeg and Fort Lauderdale operate Saturdays...

2014-07-21 08:20:54

Regional airline to serve Fredericton, New Brunswick, beginning spring 2015 CALGARY, July 21, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will launch twice-daily, non-stop service between Toronto and Fredericton, New Brunswick, effective April 15, 2015. Flights will be operated by WestJet Encore using its fleet of 78-seat, Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. "The launch of service to Fredericton marks WestJet Encore's eastern-most destination to date," said Ferio...

2014-07-18 23:02:02

Autopilot System Market study covers the global market with a detailed study of the specific regions and countries to give a brief of the market dynamics in the autopilot system over the forecast period. (PRWEB) July 18, 2014 According to a new market research report "Autopilot System Market by Application (Airborne, Land, Sea, Subsea), by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, The Middle-East, Latin America, Africa), by Configuration (Manned And Autonomous Platforms) -...

2014-07-18 16:20:34

NEW YORK, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Attorney Advertising -- Bronstein, Gewirtz & Grossman, LLC is investigating potential claims on behalf of purchasers of the securities of FedEx Corporation ("FedEx" or the "Company") (NYSE: FDX). The investigation focuses on whether the Company and certain of its executives violated federal securities laws. On July 17, 2014, FedEx announced in a regulatory filing that it has received, "requests for information from the U.S. Department of...

2014-07-18 08:20:28

A move that makes check-in easier and offers discounts on excess baggage fee BEIJING, July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 17, Air China became the first domestic carrier to introduce prepaid excess baggage fee service on routes to North America. For passengers on Air China-operated North American flights arriving in or departing from Beijing, if the number of pieces of their checked baggage exceeds the allowance, they can pay in advance for their excess baggage through Air China's...

2014-07-17 23:03:12

SkyVenture Colorado, an Indoor Skydiving facility that has been offering the Denver Colorado community and visitors the exhilarating excitement of an aerial-free fall, is pleased to announce its now part of the iFLY Indoor Skydiving family. The facility is also in the midst of a remodel bringing new experiences, flight lesson programs and technology to the community for flyers of all ages. Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 SkyVenture Colorado, an Indoor Skydiving facility that has...

2014-07-17 20:20:34

B-2 bomber inspires employees, guests with re-enactment of the historic first takeoff PALMDALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26558 Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand...

2014-07-17 12:22:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During Chinese President Xi Jinping's State visit to Brazil, in a signing ceremony witnessed by the Presidents of both nations, Embraer S.A. concluded an agreement for the sale of 40 aircraft to China's Tianjin Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group. The contract, with an estimated value of USD 2.1 billion at list prices, is comprised of 20 E-Jets and 20 E-Jets E2, which also makes HNA Group Tianjin Airlines the first Chinese airline...

2014-07-17 12:21:57

First in the Southeast to Service Complete Line of MD Helicopters PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has selected Precision Aviation Services (PAS) of Peachtree City, GA, a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG), to be an Authorized MD Helicopters Service Center. PAS is approved to provide airframe maintenance, component overhaul, and part and accessory sales to the operators...


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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