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2014-04-16 12:22:17

World's best-selling airplane marks historic milestone with delivery to United Airlines SEATTLE, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today delivered the 8,000th 737 to come off the production line to United Airlines, marking another important milestone for the world's best-selling airplane. The airplane, a Next-Generation 737-900ER (Extended Range), features a special logo. The 737 is the first commercial airplane in history to reach this delivery milestone. The program...

2014-04-16 12:21:31

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fastest Selling Falcon Ever Another milestone in the Falcon 7X program was reached this week with the roll-out of the 250th aircraft at Dassault Aviation's Charles Lindbergh Hall in Merignac near Bordeaux, France. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140416/681217 ) (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120925/564526-a ) The aircraft entered final...

2014-04-16 12:21:13

DAYTON, Ohio, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PSA Airlines, Inc. today announced the company's president and chief executive officer Keith Houk, after more than 25 years of outstanding service, has elected to retire from his current role. Succeeding Houk will be Dion Flannery, most recently president of US Airways Express. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75569 Flannery's appointment as president of PSA will be effective Aug. 31, 2014. After Aug. 31, Houk has agreed to...

2014-04-16 12:21:04

LOS ANGELES, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Fiji Airways and Etihad Airways, the national airlines of Fiji and the United Arab Emirates, respectively, announced today a new and far reaching interline agreement between the two carriers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140110/LA44052LOGO This agreement will allow reciprocal sales from and to 12 cities in Europe, 17 cities in the Middle East, five cities in Africa, five cities in North America, 29 cities in Asia and three cities...

2014-04-16 08:25:01

SOUTHLAKE, Texas, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Swordfish Financial, Inc. (OTC QB: SWRF) -- As announced in February, our new structure has provided SWRF with the ability to identify and structure well planned investments in new verticals. We have the ability to increase our portfolio and thereby increase the valuation of the company through strategic acquisitions of cash producing companies," said Clark Ortiz, CEO of Swordfish Financial, Inc. The purchase agreement comes from months of...

2014-04-16 08:21:28

Airline, tour operator get top scores in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend(®) Study CALGARY, April 16, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced that WestJet Airlines and WestJet Vacations received the highest equity scores among airline and vacation package supplier brands included in the 2013 Harris Poll Canada EquiTrend(®) Study. This is the third consecutive year WestJet has received top marks and the second for WestJet Vacations in its category, introduced in 2012....

2014-04-16 08:20:52

SHANGHAI, April 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rising Environmental Consciousness Translates into Increased Interest in Falcons Dassault will feature the top of the line Falcon 7X, the long range Falcon 900LX and the new Falcon 2000LX/S twinjets at the Asian Business Aviation & Exhibition (ABACE), which will be held at Shanghai's Hongqiao Airport from April 15-17. Also on display at the event will be a Falcon 5X cabin...

2014-04-15 16:21:03

Southwest Receives Multiple Awards for Domestic Carrier of the Year and Domestic Airline of the Year DALLAS, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Cargo is leader of the pack when it comes to running a successful operation. The airline was recently named the Airforwarders Association's "Domestic Carrier of the Year" for the fifth year in a row. It also earned the Express Delivery & Logistics Association's (XLA) "Domestic Airline of the Year." This is the 14th year in...

2014-04-15 16:20:53

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35 Lightning II fleet recently surpassed 15,000 flight hours, marking a major milestone for the program. "Flying 15,000 hours itself demonstrates that the program is maturing, but what I think is even more impressive is the fact that operational F-35s accounted for more than half of those flight hours," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice president for F-35 Test & Verification. "While...

2014-04-15 12:21:49

SHANGHAI, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems and AVIC Electromechanical Company Limited (AVIC EM) today announced the opening of their joint venture facility: Xi'an AVIC Hamilton Sundstrand Aviation Electric Co., Ltd. (AUAE) located within the Xi'an Hi-tech Industries Development Zone. The joint venture was formed to develop and manufacture the electric power system for the new C919 jetliner, built by Commercial Aviation Corporation of China (COMAC). UTC Aerospace...


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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...

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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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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