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2014-10-27 16:21:37

Achieving Initial Operational Capability means the first operational squadron is ready to start deployment preparation with E-2D aircraft NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has declared initial operational capability (IOC) for the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, designed, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC). It is the newest and most technologically advanced variant of the venerable E-2 Hawkeye airborne early warning command...

2014-10-27 16:21:16

More than $1.9 million raised at annual event supporting U.S. military members, veterans and their families FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Sky Ball XII, an event honoring U.S. military members, veterans and their families, raised more than $1.9 million for the Airpower Foundation. This year's festivities concluded with a black-tie gala on Saturday, Oct. 25 at American's Hangar 5 at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport....

2014-10-27 12:34:04

-- 'Rewards for Thoughts' Gives SSI Access to Millions of Business Professionals -- SHELTON, Conn., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SSI and Avios today introduced Rewards for Thoughts(TM), a new and simple way for Avios collectors to earn rewards for sharing their opinions. The new partnership enables members of the global travel reward currency's programs to become part of SSI's B2B inSSItes(TM), business solution. As a leading global data solutions and technology company, SSI is...

2014-10-27 12:22:17

Airline's first agreement focuses on people, shared interest and sustainability CALGARY, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has reached a tentative agreement with WestJet's Flight Attendant Association Board (FAAB). The proposed agreement is available to WestJet flight attendants for review beginning October 31, 2014, and voting begins November 10, 2014, at 9 a.m. MST. "Our goal throughout the process was to offer a tremendously fair and balanced agreement for...

2014-10-27 12:21:39

Airline to make all fares and inventory available in the Sabre travel marketplace JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre Corporation and South African Airways have signed a new multi-year agreement to make the carrier's airfares and inventory available in the Sabre global distribution system. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131216/DA33636LOGO-b The agreement provides Sabre travel agencies and corporations globally with access to the airline's full range of fares,...

2014-10-27 08:21:45

SEATTLE, Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, today announced the appointment of Kathy Savitt and Dhiren Fonseca as new members of its board of directors. The appointments support the company's continued efforts to develop new and innovative technologies that take the hassle out of air travel. "With Alaska's recent purchase of 10 Boeing 737-900ERs and increased traffic from its Seattle hub, the company is building on...

2014-10-25 00:20:17

Airline's Team K?kua volunteers celebrate service by raising proceeds and providing carpentry repairs for community's Hope House HONOLULU, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines has reached a new milestone today as it celebrates 30 years since launching its non-stop service between Honolulu and Pago Pago, American Samoa. The airline is the only major carrier to serve American Samoa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20040827/LAF044LOGO The departure of Flight HA 465 was...

2014-10-24 12:22:12

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In what is likely a first in aviation history, Pratt & Whitney this week saw three new engines rolled out on three platforms on three continents. This significant accomplishment comes on the heels of the Pratt & Whitney PurePower® PW1100G-JM engine's successful first flight aboard the Airbus A320neo on Sept. 25. Pratt & Whitney is a division of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). On Oct. 14, Gulfstream launched its...

2014-10-24 12:21:17

- Nonstop Los Angeles - Melbourne, Australia flights with new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner CHICAGO, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will launch four new Pacific routes next week, beginning with nonstop service between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia, and between San Francisco and Tokyo's Haneda Airport, on Oct. 26, 2014. Later in the week, the airline will also launch two new routes from its Guam hub - Seoul, South Korea, on Oct. 27 and Shanghai on Oct. 28. "These...

2014-10-23 16:21:17

EDMONTON, AB and KUUJJUAQ, QC, Oct. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Makivik Corporation and NorTerra Inc., respectively the shareholders of First Air and Canadian North, announce that they have terminated discussions aimed at merging their airline operations, and no such further discussions are envisaged. Canadian North and First Air will continue to have a positive working relationship aimed at providing the best possible service to customers in a competitive marketplace. Flight operations and...


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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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