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2014-06-09 08:20:50

With investment of R$ 25 million, this is the company's 4th Embraer aircraft SAO PAULO, June 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Prime Fraction Club, the first Brazilian club for sharing luxury goods such as planes, helicopters, boats and sports cars, received its latest aircraft on June 4, the Phenom 300, an executive jet made by Embraer. The investment for the purchase of this asset was R$ 25 million. The Phenom 300 delivered to Prime, which seats eight people, is the 500th aircraft of...

2014-06-07 23:01:49

Flight Snap Is A New Service, using new technology to make international business and first class bookings simpler and more efficient. Burlingame, CA (PRWEB) June 07, 2014 As luxury travel prices soar to unattainable heights, one travel blogger opted for launching a crowd fund for him to gain access to Etihad's $250,000 luxury in-flight apartment experience. Whilst having a personal chef, accommodation suite and silk sheets makes flying an excessive experience, most economy class...

2014-06-06 23:02:56

‘Aeroscraft Corporation’ and Newly Formed Subsidiaries Established To Support Manufacturing and Operations of the Aeroscraft Fleet Los Angeles (PRWEB) June 06, 2014 Worldwide Aeros Corp., a privately-held aviation innovator established in the United States in 1994, commonly known as ‘Aeros,’ will be modifying and expanding its corporate structure to support forthcoming global cargo delivery operations utilizing the Aeroscraft. The corporate structure is motivated to suit...

2014-06-06 16:20:26

CHEYENNE, Wyo., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of May 2014. MAY 2014 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS May-14 May-13 Change ------ ------ ------ Passengers Enplaned 16,133 42,390 (61.9) %...

2014-06-06 12:20:59

New facility provides members in Boarding Area E more convenient United Club access CHICAGO, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines brings its new airport lounge design concept to San Francisco International Airport this Sunday, June 8, as the airline opens a new United Club lounge near its ultra-modern Boarding Area E in Terminal 3. At more than 5,000 square feet, the new San Francisco United Club will be located on the airport's mezzanine level. Vintage black-and-white United photos...

2014-06-06 12:20:52

MISSISSAUGA, ON, June 6, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced an expanded Canada-Philippines Air Transport Agreement that allows for more flights between the two countries. Minister Raitt, joined by Senator Tobias Enverga, made the announcement at the Gateway Centre for New Canadians in Mississauga, Ontario, home to a growing Canadian-Filipino community. Reached under Canada's Blue Sky policy, which encourages long-term, sustainable...

2014-06-06 08:20:40

Gogo Debuts on Crain's Fast Fifty List at No. 19 ITASCA, Ill., June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aero communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it has been named 19th on Crain's Chicago Business 2014 Fast Fifty list of the fastest growing companies in Chicago. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO Gogo was recognized by Crain's Chicago Business 2014 Fast Fifty list after delivering a five year...

2014-06-05 23:04:10

DirectAire Al Offers Directional Airflow in a Strong, Light-weight Panel Jessup, MD (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 Tate Airflow™, the newly launched global brand of next generation airflow management products and services, is introducing its latest directional airflow panel DirectAire® Al. The new panel offers a light-weight high performance alternative to standard grates by directing airflow from the raised floor plenum to the data center racks. Similar to Tate’s other directional...

2014-06-05 20:20:46

MEXICO CITY, June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for May 2014. The total number of booked passengers in May 2014 reached 801 thousand, a 12.9% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in May reached 663 and 139 thousand, a 10.8% and 23.6% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013....

2014-06-05 16:20:47

Retired Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP bring valuable training opportunities and a piece of aviation history to student aircraft mechanics at Van Nuys Airport. VAN NUYS, Calif., June 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Veteran pilot and business aviation pioneer Clay Lacy has donated two retired corporate jets--a Learjet 24 and Gulfstream GIISP--to heighten training opportunities for students enrolled in a leading aircraft mechanics school at Van Nuys Airport. Operated by the Los Angeles...


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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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  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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