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2014-09-15 08:21:15

Carrier to Offer Promotional Savings of Up To 50% DOHA, Qatar, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways is offering customers in the United States and around the world great savings to global destinations during its latest three-day "The World is Yours" global sale. A discount of up to 50 percent on Economy Class (all inclusive) will be offered for return travel on Qatar Airways in all classes for travel originating from the USA. Beginning at 05:00 PM Eastern Standard Time on...

2014-09-15 08:21:02

Airline also introduces price-drop guarantee and WestJet Rewards tiers to provide guests even more value CALGARY, Sept. 15, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will charge a $25 fee for a first checked bag on Econo fares for travel within Canada and between Canada and the U.S. The new fee will only apply to bookings made today onward, for travel on or after October 29, 2014. Guests flying to any of WestJet's international destinations including Mexico, the Caribbean, Central...

2014-09-12 20:20:13

STRATFORD, Conn., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), this weekend will mark 75 years of modern helicopter flight that began September 14, 1939, when 50-year-old chief designer and chief test pilot Igor Sikorsky lifted off the ground to tabletop height in an experimental helicopter designated the VS-300. The first flight event began a four-year test program that proved the efficiency of Sikorsky's single rotor design,...

2014-09-12 12:20:38

Nonstop Flights Between Baltimore/Washington and Costa Rica to Begin March 7, 2015 Subject to Government Approval DALLAS, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today that it has filed an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to add its first destination in Central America with daily roundtrip service between Baltimore/Washington Thurgood Marshall International Airport (BWI) and Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in San Jose,...

2014-09-12 08:21:10

Starting December, the airline will connect the two capitals 6 times a week MEXICO CITY, Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, announces that starting on December 10th will connect Mexico City to Managua, Nicaragua, six times a week. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130315/MX77534LOGO With this development, Managua will be positioned as Aeromexico's 5th Central American destination and the 14th place among Latin American routes served by the...

2014-09-11 23:13:29

The Global Air Traffic Control equipment market is estimated to be at $4160.2 million in 2014 and expected to register a CAGR of 4.82% to reach $5519.5 million by 2020. http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/air-traffic-control-equipment-market-159216929.html (PRWEB) September 11, 2014 The report provides an in-depth analysis of the "Air Traffic Control Equipment Market by product types (Communication, Navigation, and Surveillance), by Geography (North America, Europe, Latin...

2014-09-11 08:20:46

CALGARY, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet's Executive Vice-President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer Vito Culmone will be presenting at the CIBC 13(th) Annual Eastern Institutional Investor Conference on Thursday, September 18, 2014. Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Time: 6:10 a.m. PDT / 7:10 a.m. MDT / 9:10 a.m. EDT Location: Montréal, QC The CIBC 13th Annual Eastern...

2014-09-10 23:01:12

Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, is proud to announce that Pharmagest, a European leader providing turnkey solutions to healthcare professionals, chooses the Lynx™ PDA from Datalogic for running its OPTISTOCK application in pharmacies. Eugene, OR (PRWEB) September 10, 2014 Datalogic, a global leader in Automatic Data Capture and Industrial Automation markets, is proud to announce that Pharmagest, a European leader providing turnkey...

2014-09-10 16:20:22

HONOLULU, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines has completed the first half of 2014 with high marks, leading the U.S. airline industry in on-time performance for the sixth consecutive month and arriving on schedule 93.3 percent of the time throughout the month of July 2014. The airline also reported fewest flight cancellations in July at 0.1 percent, representing five cancellations out of 6,808 total flights, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation...

2014-09-10 12:20:44

First mainline carrier to obtain FAA approval FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines was the first airline with a paperless cockpit, and now American's cabins are also paperless. The airline is the first mainline carrier to provide flight attendants with electronic manuals, accessible through a handheld tablet. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO "The accessibility and functionality that the tablet provides our flight attendants...


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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