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2014-07-23 23:29:22

AAdvantage Members Will Earn 500 Miles for GroundLink rides, through September 1 New York, NY (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 GroundLink (http://www.groundlink.com), a global black car service operating in 110 countries, announced the launch of a partnership with American Airlines (aa.com) and it’s AAdvantage® loyalty program. To kick off the partnership, AAdvantage members who book with GroundLink will earn 500 miles for every ride from July 20th through September 1. After September 1,...

2014-07-23 20:20:37

BURLINGTON, ON, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Comtek Advanced Structures Ltd. ("Comtek"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Avcorp Industries Inc., is pleased to announce it has received AS9110, Revision B certification. Formally titled "AS9110 Quality Maintenance Systems - Aerospace - Requirements for Maintenance Organizations", AS9110 provides the same level of control and customer confidence for Comtek's repair customers as AS9100 provides to customers of Comtek's manufactured...

2014-07-23 12:22:56

THE HAGUE, THE NETHERLANDS, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday 22 July 2014 at 22:00 in Kiev, Ukraine, the flight data and cockpit voice recorders (the 'black boxes') from the Malaysian Airlines flight 17 were taken into custody by the Dutch ambassador and a team of investigators led by the Dutch Safety Board. The Dutch Safety Board requested that the Air Accident Investigation Branch of the United Kingdom (AAIB) perform the data download from both the recorders. The...

2014-07-23 12:22:16

VANCOUVER, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada announced today that it will introduce a new seasonal non-stop service operated by Air Canada rouge between Vancouver and Palm Springs, California this winter. Flights to the 'Golf Capital of the World' will be operated with Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 aircraft featuring three customer comfort options: rouge, rouge Plus with preferred seating offering additional legroom, and Premium rouge with additional personal space and...

2014-07-23 12:22:08

DULUTH, Minn., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Cirrus Aircraft has introduced a "sensor-capable" special mission aircraft based on its Generation 5 SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus' special mission platform Cirrus Perception(TM) will be available in mid-2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140723/129743 With Cirrus Perception(TM), Cirrus will create a unique new class of prospective owners and operators for SR22/SR22T aircraft. Cirrus Perception(TM) also introduces a new style of...

2014-07-23 12:21:48

THE HAGUE, the Netherlands, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - Investigation effort in full swing, black boxes currently being read out The Dutch Safety Board took over formal responsibility for the air crash investigation from Ukraine yesterday evening. The two black boxes have since arrived in the United Kingdom, where they are currently being read out and analysed by a team of international specialists. The on-site investigation in Ukraine is currently in full swing....

2014-07-23 12:20:51

ORLANDO, Fla., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently demonstrated its Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) dual-mode guidance section during a second internally funded flight test at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. During the test, the rail-mounted JAGM flew 6.2 kilometers and initially acquired the target using its precision strike, semi-active laser. The dual-mode guidance section then engaged its millimeter wave radar, and the moving target was destroyed....

2014-07-23 08:23:22

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft's aviation fuel business [http://www.gazprom-neft.aero/en/business ], has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular flights with Lufthansa, Air China and SAS airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport in...

2014-07-23 08:23:13

JAL Becomes First Airline to Offer Wi-Fi to Passengers Onboard Domestic Aircraft in Japan ITASCA, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that its inflight Internet service is now live onboard Japan Airlines. The first aircraft to provide Wi-Fi service to JAL passengers took flight today. Gogo Wi-Fi service is now available on three 777-200 SKY NEXT aircraft....

2014-07-23 08:22:43

SEATTLE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today. "We are excited to welcome Dave to Horizon Air and the Alaska Air Group team," said Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden. "He is an accomplished airline executive with deep operational knowledge and leadership experience. Dave is the right person to lead Horizon into the future as the airline continues to evolve...


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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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Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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