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2015-04-27 08:21:41

American Airlines begins most extensive refresh in history in Phoenix and Sao Paulo FORT WORTH, Texas, April 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines is beginning the most expansive

2015-04-24 16:20:54

DALLAS, April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the pilots of Sun Country (SCA) picket today outside of Minneapolis-St.

2015-04-24 16:20:52

WALLOPS ISLAND, Va., April 24, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After nearly a month of flight, a massive NASA Super Pressure Balloon (SPB) is closing in on a key milestone of completing the

2015-04-23 20:20:39

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Air New Zealand has selected Pratt & Whitney's PurePower(®) PW1100G-JM engines for 13 firm A320neo family aircraft.

2015-04-23 16:21:11

DALLAS, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Southwest Airlines Pilots' Association (SWAPA) announced today that it has joined the Partnership for Open & Fair Skies, a coalition

2015-04-23 12:21:10

Purdue's leading university aviation department now supported by Jeppesen's professional pilot training program and materials LAKELAND, Fla., April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- SUN

2015-04-23 08:22:09

SEATTLE, April 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Financial Highlights: -- Reported record first quarter net income, excluding special items, of $149 million - a 67% increase

2015-04-22 23:05:53

Brightbox® Cell Phone Charging Lockers Enhance British Airways’ Galleries Lounge Keeping On-the-Go Travelers Charged, Connected and Engaged New York,

2015-04-22 16:37:28

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Naval Air Systems Command -- The Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned combat air system (UCAS) has successfully performed an autonomous

2015-04-22 16:20:46

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., April 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S.


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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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