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2014-07-23 08:23:22

ST PETERSBURG, Russia, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gazpromneft-Aero, the operator of Gazprom Neft's aviation fuel business [http://www.gazprom-neft.aero/en/business ], has increased the monthly refueling volume of Star Alliance Group in Russia by 50% since July 2014, to more than 7,000 tons. This growth has been achieved due to entering into long-term agreements for into-plane refueling of regular flights with Lufthansa, Air China and SAS airlines at Sheremetyevo Airport in...

2014-07-23 08:23:13

JAL Becomes First Airline to Offer Wi-Fi to Passengers Onboard Domestic Aircraft in Japan ITASCA, Ill., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that its inflight Internet service is now live onboard Japan Airlines. The first aircraft to provide Wi-Fi service to JAL passengers took flight today. Gogo Wi-Fi service is now available on three 777-200 SKY NEXT aircraft....

2014-07-23 08:22:43

SEATTLE, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Horizon Air has named David L. Campbell president and chief operating officer, Alaska Air Group announced today. "We are excited to welcome Dave to Horizon Air and the Alaska Air Group team," said Alaska Air Group CEO Brad Tilden. "He is an accomplished airline executive with deep operational knowledge and leadership experience. Dave is the right person to lead Horizon into the future as the airline continues to evolve...

2014-07-22 16:20:59

Airline's Order for A350XWB-800s Cancelled HONOLULU, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Airbus to acquire six new A330-800neo aircraft starting in 2019, with rights to purchase an additional six aircraft as part of the carrier's vision to serve farther non-stop destinations from Hawai'i. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20040827/LAF044LOGO The order replaces Hawaiian Airline's existing order...

2014-07-22 16:20:50

HONOLULU, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HA) ("Holdings" or the "Company"), parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, Inc. ("Hawaiian"), today reported its financial results for the second quarter of 2014. -- GAAP net income in the second quarter of $27.3 million or $0.43 per diluted share. -- Adjusted net income, reflecting economic fuel expense, in the second quarter of $22.4 million or $0.35 per diluted share, an increase of $9.7...

2014-07-22 12:21:41

NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT Polish Airlines has been named the Best Airline for Europe, Middle East and Africa by the readers of Frequent Business Traveler (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com), an online publication written for and by the world's most experienced and savvy international travelers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO The Frequent Business Traveler GlobeRunner Awards recognize the world's best airlines, hotels chains, automobile...

2014-07-22 12:21:24

2014 GlobeRunner Awards Honor the World's Best Hotels, Airlines, Car Rental Agencies, Travel Websites and Other Providers NEW YORK, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Lufthansa, Delta Air Lines, Hertz, LOT Polish Airlines, United Airlines, Transaero Airlines, and Etihad Airways have been named best in class by readers of Frequent Business Traveler (www.frequentbusinesstraveler.com), an online publication written for and by the world's most experienced and...

2014-07-22 12:21:22

Students' Award-Winning Artwork Displayed in the Nation's Capitol Building DALLAS, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) proudly shows its dedication to education and the arts through its ongoing support of the Congressional Art Competition, an annual, nationwide visual art competition hosted by the Congressional Institute. Southwest Airlines sponsored the Congressional Art Competition for the 13(th) consecutive year. In 2014, 370 congressional offices...

2014-07-22 12:21:17

Cartoon Network is First Children's Network on the Airline's Free Live Television Platform Provided through Global Eagle Entertainment DALLAS and ATLANTA, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) and Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. announced today it will add Cartoon Network to the carrier's inflight entertainment portal, which streams free live television programming to passengers' WiFi-equipped personal electronic devices at all phases of flight, compliments of...

2014-07-22 08:22:29

CALGARY, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet will hold its quarterly analysts' conference call on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 8 a.m. MDT (10 a.m. EDT) following the release of its second quarter 2014 financial results. President and CEO Gregg Saretsky and Executive Vice-President of Finance and CFO Vito Culmone will discuss WestJet's second quarter 2014 results and answer questions from financial analysts and members of the media. The conference call will be available in Toronto...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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