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2014-08-14 12:21:09

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force's RQ-4 Global Hawk, a wide area surveillance unmanned aircraft system, has just completed its 100th operational mission in Southwest Asia and recently moved into the Pacific region. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Built by Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYSE: NOC), Global Hawk is operated largely out of the 69th Reconnaissance Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. The 69th Reconnaissance Group...

2014-08-14 12:20:43

Aviation Maintenance School Expanding Reach Into Community BEDFORD, Mass., Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- From Friday August 15th, through Sunday August 24th, the National Aviation Academy New England (NAA-NE) will be represented, at the Marshfield Fair. This is NAA's first appearance at the Marshfield Fair, and will be an experience filled with fun and excitement for visitors of all ages. The Academy's sponsorship at the fair is one driven by a desire to give back to the...

2014-08-14 00:20:16

SAO PAULO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (BM&FBOVESPA: GOLL4 and NYSE: GOL), (S&P: B, Fitch: B-, Moody's: B3), the largest low-cost and low-fare airline in Latin America, announces today its results for the second quarter of 2014. Highlights -- GOL registered a positive operating margin of 1.6% in 2Q14, 3.4 percentage points up year over year. As a result, operating income (EBIT) recorded its sixth consecutive quarterly...

2014-08-13 16:21:11

HONOLULU, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a continued effort to expand its service in the Bay Area, Hawaiian Airlines today announced it will offer non-stop service between San Francisco International Airport (SFO) and Kahului Airport (OGG) beginning November 20, 2014, allowing more access to the Hawaiian Islands from one of its largest North American markets. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20040827/LAF044LOGO "This year we've brought back our San Jose to Honolulu service,...

2014-08-13 16:20:51

As of November 3rd this year, the carrier will begin operating two daily flights between Monterrey and Houston, Texas, with another daily flight to Torreon MEXICO CITY, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aeromexico, Mexico's global airline, reiterates its goal to increase service and connectivity to the Monterrey International Airport, one of the carrier's largest airport hubs, by announcing new service to Houston and Torreon, as of November 3(rd) this year....

2014-08-13 16:20:41

TORONTO, Aug. 13, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to MacDonald-Cartier International Airport in Ottawa, Ontario, where an Air Canada Jazz aircraft was diverted due to reported smoke in the cabin. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of...

2014-08-13 12:21:11

DULUTH, Minn., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft and Team Goulian are gearing up for the next leg of the Red Bull Air Race World Championship at Ascot Racecourse, England on Aug. 16-17. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140813/135894 Air race and aerobatic pilot Mike Goulian will join fellow competitors in the skies over the historic Ascot Racecourse. Ascot is home to England's premier horseracing event, Royal Ascot, and known for its challenging triangular nature,...

2014-08-13 12:20:43

730 United employees and their children earn scholarships for upcoming school year CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is helping reduce the costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall. The United Airlines Scholarship Fund (USF), a charity sponsored by the company, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 730 employees and their children for the 2014-15 academic year. Funded through employee contributions and fundraising...

2014-08-13 08:21:21

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal crash of United Parcel Service Flight 1354, UPS pilots are calling for an end to the carve-out of all-cargo airline operators from FAR Part 117, the new pilot rest and operating rules enacted by Congress. On August 14th, 2013, at 4:47 AM CDT, UPS Flight 1354 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer...

2014-08-12 23:12:14

Air France launches Betria Interactive’s FlightPath3D Moving Map & Destination City Guide this summer on the first of their 777 fleet. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The Air France/KLM product innovation team selected FlightPath3D from Betria Interactive to deliver their next generation Moving Map & ‘geotainment’ service. This new service recently launched on the first of its updated fleet of Air France 777s serving dozens of international routes. “We were very...


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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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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