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2014-08-28 08:20:59

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. has signed a firm order with Japan Airlines (JAL) for a total of 15 E-Jets comprising the E170 and the E190 jets models, as well as for an additional twelve E-Jets family options. The value of the firm order is estimated at USD 677 million, based on 2014 list prices. The order will be included in Embraer's 2014 third-quarter backlog. All aircraft will be operated by Japan Airlines' wholly owned subsidiary, J-Air,...

2014-08-28 08:20:55

New EFB service contract transitions airline navigation data and documents to iPad ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation, recently signed a new three-year service contract with Gulf Air, the Kingdom of Bahrain's national carrier, to provide the airline with Jeppesen FliteDeck Pro electronic flight bag (EFB) services on iPad. The agreement allows Gulf Air to continue its digital transformation by eliminating paper-based flight...

2014-08-27 20:20:19

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) declared a quarterly dividend of $.04 per share to Shareholders of record at the close of business on September 30, 2014 on all shares then issued and outstanding. The 77th consecutive dividend will be paid on October 6, 2014. About SkyWest SkyWest is the holding company for two scheduled passenger airline operations and an aircraft leasing company, and is headquartered in St....

2014-08-27 16:21:56

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, today announced the following organizational re-alignment effective September 1, 2014. Benjamin Smith, previously Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, is appointed to the new role of President, Passenger Airlines. In addition to his current responsibilities, Mr. Smith will now have cost as well as revenue oversight for passenger airline activities, with a...

2014-08-27 16:21:53

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) Chief Financial Officer Derek Kerr will present at the Cowen and Company 7(th) Annual Global Transportation & Aerospace/ Defense Conference on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014, at 1:10 p.m. ET. A live audio webcast of this event will be available at aa.com/investorrelations, and an archive of the webcast will be available through October 3, 2014....

2014-08-27 16:20:30

MONTREAL, Aug. 27, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Amos Kazzaz, Vice President, Financial Planning and Analysis, will make a presentation to investors at Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Transportation & Aerospace/Defense Conference on Wednesday September 3, 2014 in Boston. What: Cowen and Company 7th Annual Global Transportation & Aerospace/Defense Conference When: Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. ET Where: Boston...

2014-08-27 12:21:19

The airline continues to evolve as a leading social business, finding innovative ways to connect with Employees and Customers DALLAS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) last night unveiled a Listening Center devoted to engaging with Employees and Customers in real time. Located at Southwest Airlines Headquarters in Dallas, the Listening Center is the first of its kind in the domestic airline industry. It serves as the airline's nerve center, integrating...

2014-08-27 12:21:12

Mike Campbell to retire; Joanne Smith named Chief Human Resources Officer effective October 1. ATLANTA, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) today shared the following news from CEO Richard Anderson to its employees worldwide. To: Delta People Worldwide From: Richard Anderson Subject: Mike Campbell Retirement: Promotion of Joanne Smith,...

2014-08-27 12:21:04

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IAE International Aero Engines AG has achieved Federal Aviation Administration certification of the V2500(®)-E5 engine for Embraer's KC-390 aircraft. The KC-390's launch customer is the Brazilian Air Force. "Achieving engine certification on schedule is a big win for the program," said Jackson Schneider, president and CEO, Embraer Defense & Security. "We have a high level of confidence that the engine will perform as reliably...

2014-08-27 08:21:41

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27320. The Air Force Global Hawk fleet logged more than 88...


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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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kenspeckle
  • Having so marked an appearance as easily to be recognized.
This word may come from the Swedish 'kanspak,' quick at recognizing persons or things, or else from confusion with 'conspicuous.'