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2015-03-26 12:20:49

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the union presidents of the Association of Flight Attendants; the Association of Professional Flight Attendants; the Communications

2015-03-26 08:41:42

Agents and airlines will save time and money selling Skyteam's Round the World itineraries SOUTHLAKE, Texas, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-26 08:22:29

FRA's Global Route Network Features 104 Passenger Airlines Serving 297 Destinations in 104 Countries - New Routes and Higher Frequencies to Popular Destinations - Number of Seats Increases Particularly

2015-03-26 08:22:10

LE BOURGET, France, March 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dassault Falcon Service (DFS), a Dassault Aviation company-owned service center, recently completed an initial C-check

2015-03-25 16:21:22

ATLANTA, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and Virgin Atlantic Airways are celebrating a significant expansion of their trans-Atlantic partnership with the introduction of

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2015-03-25 14:35:47

This is just PLANE crazy. The US Air Force will use repurposed F-16s to test newly developed weapons and to train pilots.

2015-03-25 12:20:57

Funds Raised through Fuel Smart Program Benefit Wounded Warriors FORT WORTH, Texas, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines yesterday announced at the Annual Medal of Honor

2015-03-25 08:22:43

WASHINGTON, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- While the fire season throughout much of the US does not begin until early spring, the private aerial firefighting industry is--even now--battle-ready

2015-03-25 08:22:08

MOSCOW, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- "Defending Russia" (http://www.defendingrussia.ru) is proud to confirm delivery to Kazakhstan of 4 Russian fighter aircraft Su-30SM.

2015-03-25 08:21:15

Volaris to connect Guadalajara and The Big Apple MEXICO CITY, March 25, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR) the ultra low cost Mexican airline with the most extensive route


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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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