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2014-07-16 12:21:57

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines merger partner, US Airways, today launches its codeshare agreement with trans-Atlantic joint business partner Finnair, further enhancing its relationship with the fellow oneworld alliance member and providing customers increased access to Helsinki and beyond. Customers can now book tickets for codeshare flights for travel beginning July 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO Through the...

2014-07-16 08:21:45

ITASCA, Ill., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider is teaming up with lifestyle technology expert Carley Knobloch to share some of the newest advancements in technology to help passengers stay connected for the summer travel season. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/players/English/7233351-gogo-lifestyle-expert-carley-knobloch-tech-tips-stress-free-travel...

2014-07-16 08:21:30

BEIJING, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- On July 15(th) at 10:30am British time, SKYTRAX, the global professional airline rating organization, announced its 2014 annual SKYTRAX five-star airlines list at the 49(th) Farnborough International Airshow (FIA). Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific Airways, All Nippon Airways and several other airlines were named as SKYTRAX five-star airlines. China's Hainan Airlines was awarded this honor for the 4(th) consecutive year in addition to winning...

2014-07-16 08:21:09

ARLINGTON, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), announced that the ATK and Finmeccanica-Alenia Aermacchi have successfully completed the first phase of ground and flight testing of the fully configured multi-mission MC-27J tactical transport aircraft with the support of the Italian Air Force (ITAF). The series of tests exceeded all test objectives and demonstrated the accuracy of ATK's side-mounted GAU-23 30mm cannon....

2014-07-16 08:21:00

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ASL Aviation Group signed a Letter of Intent with Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] to order up to 10 LM-100J commercial freighters during a ceremony here today. The LM-100J is the civil-certified version of Lockheed Martin's proven C-130J Super Hercules and is an updated version of the L-100 (or L-382) cargo aircraft. Safair -- an ASL associated company based in South Africa -- currently operates one of the world's largest L-100...

2014-07-16 08:20:50

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- Pratt & Whitney has entered into a letter of intent to provide exclusive power for 50 firm Embraer E-Jets E2 aircraft, for an order announced by Embraer and Trans States Holdings, Inc. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2020. The deal includes a 12-year PureSolution(SM) maintenance service agreement. Pratt & Whitney is a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) company. "Trans States is committed to...

2014-07-16 08:20:44

Extends preference for all-Boeing single-aisle fleet FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and Hainan Airlines today announced that the two companies are finalizing terms and working toward a purchase agreement for 50 737 MAX 8s, reaffirming the Chinese airline's preference for an all-Boeing single-aisle fleet. The commitment, valued at more than $5.1 billion at current list prices, will be subject to the approval of the Chinese government and...

2014-07-16 08:20:41

Nakash family's leasing company now has four 787-9s on order FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE:BA] and MG Aviation Limited today finalized an order for two additional 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $499 million at current list prices. The order will support the leasing company's growing fleet of modern airplanes. "The 787-9 will be an excellent addition to our leasing portfolio, enabling us to provide our customers with exceptional range,...

2014-07-16 08:20:27

Order includes purchase rights commitment for 50 additional 777Xs FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Qatar Airways have finalized an order for 50 777-9Xs, valued at $18.9 billion at current list prices. The 777X order, first announced as a commitment at the 2013 Dubai Airshow, was part of the largest product launch in commercial jetliner history. In addition, the airline announced a commitment for 50 additional 777-9X purchase rights....

2014-07-16 04:20:39

-737-700C enables airlines to alternate between all-passenger, all-cargo layouts FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Air Algerie today announced an order for two Next-Generation 737-700C (Convertible) airplanes, valued at $152 million at current list prices. The order continues Air Algerie's fleet renewal and expansion following January's order for eight 737-800s. The addition of 737-700Cs to the Algerian-flag carrier's fleet will...


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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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