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2014-04-14 12:21:26

Southwest ProfitSharing Contributions Total Nearly $2.5 billion Over Four Decades DALLAS, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced it will contribute approximately $228 million--the largest total dollar amount ever allocated--directly to Employees through its ProfitSharing Plan this year. The payment is an 88 percent increase over last year's contribution of $121 million. Southwest was the first in the industry to offer a ProfitSharing Plan, and this...

2014-04-14 08:40:11

DUBLIN, Apr. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/kzjxvj/global_air_cargo ) has announced the addition of the "Global Air Cargo Market Report" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) The analysts forecast the Global Air Cargo market to grow at a CAGR of 5.97 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing number of online retail...

Aerodynamics Of A Supersonic Car - Can It Withstand 1,000 MPH?
2014-04-12 07:16:38

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online How will a supersonic car (SSC) capable of reaching speeds of 1,000mph cope with the aerodynamic characteristics of traveling that fast? The team developing one such vehicle addresses those issues in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Automobile Engineering. In the paper, members of the Swansea University College of Engineering team working on the Bloodhound SSC discuss how simulations of the vehicle had demonstrated how it...

2014-04-11 16:20:09

EDMONTON, AB and KUUJJUAQ, QC, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Makivik Corporation and NorTerra Inc., respectively the shareholders of First Air and Canadian North, have agreed to hold discussions leading to the merger of their operations consistent with a merger of equals, subject to the successful conclusion of negotiations and regulatory review. The potential merger is intended to create a single airline entity that builds on the strengths and identities of the two companies. A merger...

2014-04-11 12:20:29

MEXICO CITY, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest global airline in Mexico, will hold its first quarter 2014 results conference call on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11:00 am ET/10:00 am Mexico City Time. The Company's first quarter 2014 earnings press release will be issued after market close on Tuesday, April 29, 2014. Presenting on the call will be Andres Conesa Labastida, Chief Executive Officer, and Ricardo...

2014-04-11 12:20:25

United Airlines and the James R. Jordan Foundation partner to give straight-A students from underserved communities trip of a lifetime CHICAGO, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines and the James R. Jordan Foundation are sending four straight-A Chicago-area students and their families on the trip of a lifetime Sunday morning as part of United Airlines' "Family Dream Vacation Program." The hard-working students from Chicago's West Haven and Englewood neighborhoods have...

2014-04-11 12:20:20

Get on your way, too, with non-stop flights from Calgary CALGARY, April 11, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet is tickled peach to announce Penticton, B.C., as its newest destination. Non-stop service between Penticton and Calgary takes off October 26, 2014, on board WestJet Encore's Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft, so "wine-not" take advantage of WestJet's low introductory fares available now on westjet.com. In addition to the great selection of Canadian wines and vineyards in the area,...

2014-04-10 16:20:55

MISSISSAUGA, ON, April 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Cargojet Inc. (TSX: CJT, CJT.A) ("Cargojet" or the "Corporation") announced today the voting results from its Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders held today at the TSX Gallery, the Exchange Tower, 130 King Street West, Toronto, Ontario. A total of 3,773,822 common voting shares and variable voting shares representing 45.55% of the Corporation's issued and outstanding shares were voted in connection with the meeting. Shareholders voted in...

2014-04-10 16:20:53

STRATFORD, Conn., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has successfully completed an initial series of tests required by the Naval Air Systems Command to verify the structural strength of the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. Conducted on a full-size non-flying airframe called the Static Test Article, the tests are part of a three-year program to validate that the largest helicopter ever designed and built by...

2014-04-10 16:20:32

U.S. Navy, Northrop Grumman and industry recognized for outstanding achievement in aeronautics ARLINGTON, Va., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) has selected the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration (UCAS-D) team to receive the 2013 Robert J. Collier Trophy, aviation's highest honor. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at...


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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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