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2015-04-20 12:21:09

LINTHICUM, Md., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Robert J.

2015-04-20 12:21:06

Improved communications among air traffic controllers and pilots are vital as the skies grow more crowded with military and commercial aircraft and helicopters. FAIRFAX, Va., April

2015-04-20 08:21:42

Trio of Hilton, Hyatt and Marriott Tops Hotels; JetBlue Keeps Lead Among Airlines ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Passenger satisfaction lifts 2.9 percent for airlines,

ucavrefuel
2015-04-18 15:40:36

The US Navy’s unmanned X-47B aircraft became the first drone to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities earlier this week when it successfully plugged its in-flight refueling probe into the hose of an Omega Air tanker off the coast of Maryland.

2015-04-17 12:20:32

- April 22 election in North Charleston cancelled NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) was notified today that the International Association

2015-04-17 12:20:27

Program subsidizes a portion of ATP tuition for students who commit to flying for GoJet Airlines ST.

2015-04-17 12:20:24

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The North American commercial aviation aircraft seating market is estimated to grow to $3,546.8 million by 2019 at a CAGR

2015-04-17 08:20:57

ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) will host a conference call on Thursday, April 30, 2015, to discuss the first quarter 2015 earnings results.

2015-04-16 20:20:38

DALLAS, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) invites you to listen to a live webcast of its first quarter 2015 financial results.

2015-04-16 20:20:30

-- Volaris increases international connectivity from Mexico's Bajio region MEXICO CITY, April 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra low cost Mexican


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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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