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2015-05-19 12:23:46

NextGen technology supports airline efficiency and fuel savings SOUTHLAKE, Texas, May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sabre

2015-05-19 08:22:29

Up To 30 Gulfstream Aircraft To Join Qatar Executive Fleet SAVANNAH, Ga., May 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE:

2015-05-18 23:06:57

CloudStreet: Soaring The American West follows four glider pilots as they soar high above the western United States.

2015-05-18 23:03:23

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2015-05-18 20:20:32

DALLAS, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of the airline's Annual Meeting of Shareholders and announcement of expanded international service,

2015-05-18 16:21:15

Orders for BBJ, BBJ 787-8 Dreamliner GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] Business Jets announced today two new orders at the European Business Aviation Convention

2015-05-18 16:21:07

GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight envelope now fully open for ultra long range trijet The third and final Falcon 8X test aircraft

2015-05-18 16:21:05

GENEVA, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- New very wide body twin set to fly this summer Dassault announced today that its new Falcon 5X will

2015-05-18 16:20:53

TORONTO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - With today's departure of Air Canada Express flight AC8840 from Toronto, Austin officially became part of Air Canada's international network of more than

2015-05-18 16:20:51

Live audio webcast available at ir.united.com CHICAGO, May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will present at the Wolfe Research 8th Annual Global Transportation


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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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Word of the Day
begunk
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.