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2014-09-26 08:20:25

GREEN, Ohio, Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A+++++! The Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) recently achieved a perfect score on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 139 Airfield Safety Inspection. All U.S. airports that offer commercial airline service are evaluated annually. The exhaustive process involves pre-inspection reviews, administrative meetings, inspections of aircraft rescue and firefighting facilities (ARFF), airfield...

2014-09-25 23:08:51

Funding to support partnership with Kangu.org to crowdfund safe childbirth in Latin America Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 Last week, the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) announced a $200,000 Innovation Fund grant to Financing for Development (F4D). The grant aims to increase equity and access to healthcare supplies and services in Latin America and the Caribbean through the Coalition’s Market Development Approaches Working Group. The grant to F4D supports...

2014-09-25 16:21:11

HAMBURG, Germany, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), today unveiled a stunning new livery design which will be introduced across its fleet. Created by leading brand consultants Landor Associates in partnership with Etihad Airways, the new livery is inspired by traditional Emirati design patterns, the landscapes of the desert and the geometric shapes found in the modern architecture of Abu Dhabi. The result is a striking and...

2014-09-25 12:22:27

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PacAvi Group, Inc. (pacavi.com) announced today that it is spearheading a new program for conversions of Airbus A320 and Airbus A321 aircraft from passenger-to-freighter configuration. PacAvi Group CEO, Dr. Stephan Hollmann, commented on the project: "We view this as an exciting opportunity. There are currently about 600 freighters of the size category of the A320 and A321 operating globally, and this market is set to grow rapidly in the...

2014-09-25 12:22:23

New Service Will Mark American's Sixth Daily Flight to Asia from DFW FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation for the right to operate new service from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) beginning next summer. Once approved, the new route will be the first nonstop flight connecting Beijing and Dallas/Fort Worth....

2014-09-25 12:20:52

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems congratulates Airbus on today's successful first flight of the A320neo aircraft. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). "First flight is a critical milestone on this tremendous program and we're proud to be a partner with Airbus on the A320neo," said Dave Gitlin, president of Aircraft Systems for UTC Aerospace Systems. "Airbus can count on our absolute commitment to this important...

2014-09-25 08:20:48

19th Annual Event to Take 36 Families on One-of-a-Kind Vacation FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Something mAAgic Foundation(® )and American Airlines are joining to grant children with life-threatening medical conditions and their families a weeklong vacation in Orlando, Fla. Tomorrow, 36 courageous children will set out on an adventure with the Something mAAgic Foundation's 19(th) annual mAAgic(sm) flight....

2014-09-25 08:20:45

TOULOUSE, France, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney's PurePower engines have successfully powered the Airbus A320neo in its maiden flight. Airbus selected the PW1100G-JM engine to launch the A320neo aircraft family in 2011. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company. The maiden flight of the A320neo is in the air weeks ahead of schedule. The tremendous joint efforts of both Airbus and Pratt & Whitney have made this first flight...

2014-09-24 20:20:26

First airplane painted in airline's new livery EVERETT, Wash., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and China Eastern Airlines today celebrated the delivery of the airline's first 777-300ER. The new airplane is the first of 20 777-300ERs China Eastern has on order. "We are delighted to introduce our first 777-300ER in China Eastern's new look in celebration of the 10(th) anniversary of the 777-300ER program," said Liu Shaoyong, Chairman of China Eastern Airlines. "The...

2014-09-24 16:20:38

SAINT-CLOUD, France, September 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Istanbul Ataturk Airport, September 25-28 Dassault Aviation will present two of its large cabin business jets at the Istanbul Air Show, to be held at Istanbul Ataturk Airport September 25-28. ( Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140924/708457 ) On display will be the long range Falcon 7X trijet, the...


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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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cacodemon
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