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2014-07-17 08:21:36

5-Star Airline Partners With Washingtonian Magazine for 2nd Year WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways proudly partnered with Washingtonian Magazine for their annual "AT&T Best Of Washington" event for the 2(nd) straight year, on July 16(th). The annual event features the best of the district's food and beverage selections, voted on by Washingtonian readers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127854 After last year's success, the airline brought back...

2014-07-17 08:21:26

Net commercial orders for 2014 rise to 783 FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) marked 40 years as an exhibitor at the Farnborough International Airshow this week by highlighting its innovative, efficient commercial airplanes and its advanced defense capabilities. Boeing announced a new 200-seat 737 MAX 8 option that will give airlines up to 11 more seats of revenue. This latest addition to Boeing's comprehensive product and services line-up...

2014-07-17 08:20:35

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show - Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed a depot activation contract with Aerospace Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Norway to establish a Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, & Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. This initial contract will include planning and management activities required for depot...

2014-07-16 23:04:06

The North America commercial aircraft cabin lighting market report defines and segments the aircraft cabin lighting market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. North America Commercial Aviation Aircraft Cabin Lighting Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.86% from 2014 to 2019. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-commercial-aviation-aircraft-cabin-lighting-6680467449.html. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The North America commercial aircraft cabin...

2014-07-16 20:20:37

SAO PAULO, July 16, 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 company in Latin America ("Company"), in compliance with article 157, §4 of Law no. 6,404/76 and CVM Instruction no. 358/2002, hereby announces the extension of Gol LuxCo S.A. previously announced offer to purchase for cash (the "2023 Notes Tender Offer") any and all of its...

2014-07-16 16:20:36

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) will webcast a live audio feed of its second quarter 2014 financial results conference call with financial analysts and reporters on Thursday, July 24, at 12:30 p.m. CDT. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 The webcast will be available to the public on a listen-only basis at aa.com/investorrelations. An archive of the call will be available on the website through Aug. 24, 2014....

2014-07-16 12:21:57

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines merger partner, US Airways, today launches its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner Finnair, further enhancing its relationship with the fellow oneworld alliance member and providing customers increased access to Helsinki and beyond. Customers can now book tickets for codeshare flights for travel beginning July 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO Through the...

2014-07-16 08:21:45

ITASCA, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider is teaming up with lifestyle technology expert Carley Knobloch to share some of the newest advancements in technology to help passengers stay connected for the summer travel season. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7233351-gogo-lifestyle-expert-carley-knobloch-tech-tips-stress-free-travel...

2014-07-16 08:21:30

BEIJING, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 15(th) at 10:30am British time, SKYTRAX, the global professional airline rating organization, announced its 2014 annual SKYTRAX five-star airlines list at the 49(th) Farnborough International Airshow (FIA). Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, All Nippon Airways and several other airlines were named as SKYTRAX five-star airlines. China's Hainan Airlines was awarded this honor for the 4(th) consecutive year in addition to winning...

2014-07-16 08:21:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), announced that the ATK and Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi have successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight testing of the fully configured multi-mission MC-27J tactical transport aircraft with the support of the Italian Air Force (ITAF). The series of tests exceeded all test objectives and demonstrated the accuracy of ATK's side-mounted GAU-23 30mm cannon....


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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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