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2014-10-23 08:43:49

DUBLIN, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Cyber Security Market in the US Government Sector 2014-2018" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130307/600769 Cyber threats are internet-based attempts to attack information systems and hack critical information. These threats include hacking, malware, and phishing, and have the capability to capture all the critical information stored in information systems. Cyber...

2014-10-23 08:23:45

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes "slope testing" POINT MUGU, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=28570. A video can...

2014-10-23 08:23:07

SEATTLE, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: -- Reported record third quarter net income, excluding special items, of $200 million - a 27% increase over the third quarter of 2013. -- Reported adjusted earnings per share of $1.47 per diluted share, a 32% increase over the third quarter of 2013 and ahead of First Call analyst consensus estimate of $1.42 per share. -- Earned net income for the third quarter under Generally Accepted...

2014-10-23 08:22:33

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported its third quarter 2014 results. -- Third quarter 2014 net profit, excluding net special charges, was a record $1.2 billion, up 59 percent versus the third quarter 2013 -- Third quarter 2014 GAAP net profit was $942 million, a record for any quarter in the history of American Airlines -- Returned $185 million to shareholders through the payment of $72...

2014-10-23 08:21:40

UAL Reports $1.1 Billion Third-Quarter 2014 Profit Excluding Special Items; $924 Million Profit Including Special Items CHICAGO, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported third-quarter 2014 net income of $1.1 billion, or $2.75 per diluted share, excluding $151 million of special items, its highest-ever quarterly profit and an increase of 99 percent year-over-year. Including special items, UAL reported third-quarter 2014 net income of $924 million, or $2.37 per diluted...

2014-10-23 08:21:39

SAO PAULO, Oct. 23, 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 best-fare airline in Latin America announces its preliminary air traffic figures for September 2014. Comparisons refer to September 2013, 3Q13 and 9M13. -- The 3Q14 and 9M14 domestic load factor totaled 78.3% and 77.0%, respectively. -- The load factor growth, more than offset the slight...

2014-10-23 08:21:38

DALLAS, Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) (the "Company") today reported its third quarter 2014 results:

2014-10-23 08:20:42

MOSCOW, October 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JSC Aeroflot management and airline employee trade unions have successfully concluded negotiations that extend the collective bargaining agreement currently in place for the period 2014 through 2017. The collective agreement calls for a wide range of benefits for employees, irrespective of union membership. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131010/644285 ) Despite the challenging economic environment in Russia,...

2014-10-22 23:14:58

Paul BJ Ransbury, The President of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), Joins the NBAA Safety Committee - Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) is the Leading Cause of Fatalities Across All Sectors of Aviation; Effectively Delivered UPRT Reduces the LOC-I Threat to Air Safety through Pilot Knowledge and Skill Development. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) announced today at NBAA 2014 that its...

2014-10-22 23:01:20

Concorde's Miramar location will transform their campus into a Halloween haunt. Miramar, FL (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 When Concorde Career College in Miramar recently discovered the city of Miramar would not be hosting their Halloween Night, they quickly called the city and told them they would hold a community Halloween event at their facility. With just a few weeks’ to prepare, Concorde Miramar went into overdrive transforming their campus into a Halloween haunt for their...


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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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