Quantcast

Latest Aviation Stories

2014-10-20 12:22:24

Leaders express concern about new threat to industry COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new focus and message will shape the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) scheduled appearance at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) 2014 Annual Convention in Orlando this week. An independent labor organization, NJASAP represents the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B)...

2014-10-20 12:22:22

First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility. The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church...

2014-10-20 12:21:06

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity brings in more than $800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 The Cargo teams have successfully combined 154 facilities and harmonized products since...

2014-10-20 12:20:58

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo, Inc., a freight forwarder specializing in difficult-to-move cargo, announced today that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. National Air Cargo, Inc. (NAC Inc.) is a subsidiary company of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc., a Florida corporation with more than 20 different...

2014-10-18 20:20:14

EDMONTON, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to Stony Plain, Alberta, where a Cessna 182 was involved in an accident. 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 transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or...

2014-10-17 23:00:54

US airports can now lease DeTect’s proven avian radar system to reduce bird-aircraft strikes and improve flight safety. Panama City, Florida (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today announced that through a partnership with a major national leasing firm DeTect can offer competitive operating lease and lease-purchase financing to US airports for its MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system that includes the system, delivery, installation,...

2014-10-17 16:20:40

DUBLIN, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dublin - Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ctc84n/global_and) has announced the addition of the "Global and Chinese Glider Industry Report 2014" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/ctc84n/global_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) The Global and Chinese Glider Industry Report is a professional and in-depth study on the current...

2014-10-17 08:21:03

On October 24, New York area travelers can win a trip to Paris - leaving the same night NEW YORK, Oct. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 24, 2014, Air France will transform a piece of Manhattan into a rendezvous point for hundreds of hopeful travelers, suitcases in hand, eager for the chance to depart immediately on a journey to Paris. The first-ever US edition of Air France's Instant Takeoff promotion will take place at a prominent outdoor public space in Manhattan, where...

2014-10-17 04:20:25

TETERBORO, New Jersey, October 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Dedicated to Supporting Customers in Western Hemisphere Dassault Falcon Jet recently established a new Pilot Operational Support Team to support operators in the Western Hemisphere. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141017/712233 ) http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a The team is based at Teterboro Airport and reinforces the existing Dassault pilot...

2014-10-16 12:21:06

CHICAGO, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss third-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.united.com. The webcast will be available for replay within 24 hours of the conference call and then archived on the website for a limited time. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of 5,100...


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...

More Articles (7 articles) »
Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin