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2014-09-17 08:21:05

Leasing company adds six 787-9s and five 737 MAX 9s to portfolio SEATTLE, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for six 787-9 Dreamliners and five additional 737 MAX 9s, valued at more than $2.1 billion at list prices. Avolon announced a commitment to purchase the airplanes during the 2014 Farnborough Airshow in July. This marks Avolon's first order for the super-efficient 787 Dreamliner and will increase the lessor's...

2014-09-17 08:20:48

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., operator of the largest E-Jets fleet in the world, announced a contract today for the sale and purchase of 50 firm E175 jets. The value of the firm order, which will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog, is estimated at USD 2.1 billion, based on 2014 list prices. The aircraft will be operated for United Airlines under the United Express brand. Deliveries are...

2014-09-17 08:20:43

MANCHESTER, England, September 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Over 250 C-level executives and ministers to attend - Tim Clark of Emirates and Scott Kirby of American Airlines to speak at Strategy Summit - 40 of top 50 global carriers to attend 3,000 industry experts representing around 300 airlines, 800 airports and 200 tourism authorities from all corners of the world are expected to head to Chicago for World Routes, the 20th World...

2014-09-16 23:13:40

Virgin Atlantic continues to enrich their passenger experience with the selection of Betria Interactive’s new FlightPath3D Moving Map & City Destination Guide service Irvine, CA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Virgin Atlantic has recently completed an agreement to launch FlightPath3D from Betria Interactive as their next generation Moving Map & ‘geotainment’ service. The new service offering includes the latest version of the FlightPath3D product suite and will enter into...

2014-09-16 16:21:06

New 15,000-Member Union to Fight for Job Security and a Strong Voice for Agents in Airline Merger WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a vote announced today by the National Mediation Board (NMB), more than 15,000 passenger service professionals at the newly-merged American-US Airways have voted to join the CWA-IBT Customer Service Employee Association. The joint effort to organize passenger service agents was led by Communication Workers of American (CWA) which...

2014-09-16 16:20:37

CHICAGO, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United today announced that the company's 48 maintenance instructors, represented by the International Association of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (IAM) have ratified a new joint labor agreement. "This agreement represents another positive step forward for United and for our employees as we continue to bring our work groups together," said Mike Bonds, executive vice president, Human Resources and Labor Relations. "We are committed to...

2014-09-16 16:20:35

Sapphire Suite of Products and Services Includes Latest Generation of T6 Radio; Key Features are Ease of Installation, Maintenance and Significant Reduction in Environmental Impact LONDON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) U.K.-based air traffic management subsidiary, Northrop Grumman Park Air Systems, today announced the introduction of a new line-up of air traffic control (ATC) communication products called Sapphire....

2014-09-16 16:20:31

Low-Profile Architecture Cuts Operational Expenses for Wi-Fi-Equipped Aircraft ANAHEIM, California, September 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Airline Passenger Experience Association Expo, Panasonic Avionics Corporation (Panasonic) and Boeing Network and Space Systems (N&SS) today announced that, subject to terms, N&SS and Panasonic will develop a ground breaking broadband electronically steered phased array antenna for commercial airliners. The N&SS and...

2014-09-16 12:22:04

Thales to be reseller of Honeywell JetWave hardware, enabling Airbus aircraft to connect to Inmarsat's Global Xpress Satellite Network ANAHEIM, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) and Thales will work together to integrate Honeywell JetWave hardware with Thales cabin network solutions for Airbus A350XWB and other commercial aircraft. The combined offering will give commercial airline operators and their passengers the same connectivity experience in-flight...

2014-09-16 12:21:52

Addition of third flight to Austin gives customers access to nine daily flights between LA and Texas LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) will launch twice-daily nonstop service from Los Angeles to San Antonio, Texas, beginning April 7, 2015. The San Antonio service complements Delta's daily service from Los Angeles to Dallas, which launches Nov. 3, and the addition of a third daily flight between Los Angeles and Austin, Texas, beginning Nov. 2. All flights...


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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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
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