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2014-04-09 20:20:18

MEXICO CITY, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for March 2014. The total number of booked passengers in March 2014 reached 723 thousand, a 1.7% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Volaris' demand, measured in Revenue Passenger Miles (RPMs) increased 2.0% year over year in March 2014. Volaris registered a load factor of 80.4% in March 2014....

2014-04-09 16:22:23

DALLAS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines today operates its first revenue flight utilizing a Boeing 737-800 equipped with Aviation Partner's Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets. The newly designed winglet differs than those currently installed on the carrier's fleet of Boeing 737s, with aerodynamic scimitar tips and a large ventral strake on the bottom of the blended winglet structure. By upgrading the 737-800s with Split Scimitar Winglets, annual fuel savings are...

2014-04-09 16:22:15

PHOENIX, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Aircelle (Safran) has signed a nacelle services contract with Interjet to provide support for the nacelles and thrust reversers on this Mexican-based airline's fleet of Sukhoi Superjet 100 regional jetliners equipped with Powerjet SaM146 engines. Under terms of the four-year agreement, announced today at the MRO Americas 2014 conference in Phoenix, Arizona, Aircelle will provide access to large-sized nacelle components - including...

2014-04-09 16:21:47

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight attendants at Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), have voted to ratify a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that was reached on March 6. The new contract was ratified by the airline's 180 flight attendants who are based in Harrisburg, Penn.; Salisbury, Md.; Charlottesville, Va.; Roanoke, Va. and New Bern, N.C....

2014-04-09 16:21:34

Real-time information solution for Air Canada's 767, 777, 787 and 737 MAX fleets PHOENIX, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that Air Canada has signed an agreement to implement the Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox to support maintenance operations for its 767, 777, 787 and 737 MAX airplane fleets. The announcement came during Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2014 conference and exhibition in Phoenix. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite delivers...

2014-04-09 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted in favor of a new contract that includes pay increases and work rule improvements for the nearly 200 regional Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Through unity and determination, Piedmont Flight...

2014-04-09 12:20:53

Newest Dreamliner is longer, travels farther and carries more passengers CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of final assembly Tuesday evening at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The rollout marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery this summer. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second and newest member of the fuel-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched 20 feet longer...

2014-04-09 08:22:32

Gogo Also to Trial new 2Ku and Global Xpress Technologies on Select International Aircraft ITASCA, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada's entire North American fleet in May. The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will...

2014-04-09 08:21:54

Service offers email, internet and access to mobile device apps TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - AC 107 (35,000 FEET, EN ROUTE TO CALGARY) - Air Canada, the first Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, plans to begin rolling out connectivity across its North American fleet in May under an agreement with Gogo®, the airline announced in a release issued today from one of its Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft. The agreement will also provide for future...

2014-04-09 08:21:07

PARIS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the official unveiling of the Solar Impulse 2, Altran is offering viewers the opportunity to discover Bertrand Piccard's new plane in a special "behind-the-scenes" programme to be broadcast on altran.tv [http://www.altran.com/fr/carrieres/chat-live-career.html#.U0OsSah_sVc ] on Thursday, 10 April at 1.00 pm, Paris Time (UTC +2 hours). This programme will also be available in replay. (Logo:...


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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...

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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...

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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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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