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2014-09-09 16:21:04

Live audio webcast available at ir.united.com CHICAGO, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (NYSE: UAL) will present at the Morgan Stanley 2nd Annual Laguna Conference on Tuesday, Sept. 16. The presentation will begin at 9:15 a.m. PDT / 12:15 p.m. EDT. The live audio webcast and accompanying presentation will be available on the investor relations section of United's website at ir.united.com. The company will archive the audio webcast on the website within 24 hours of the...

2014-09-09 12:21:43

QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Icelandair will begin seasonal non-stop service from Portland, Oregon to Reykjavik, Iceland beginning May 20, 2015 and continuing through October 21, 2015. With this new route, Icelandair now provides flights to its third gateway in the Pacific Northwest region of North America, and 14(th) overall in the United States and Canada. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140909/144508 Icelandair's 2015 route network is the largest in the...

2014-09-09 12:21:05

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's [NYSE: LMT] Fort Worth business earned a Superior rating in an annual audit by the U.S. Defense Security Service (DSS). The DSS, an agency of the Department of Defense, completed an extensive week-long review in August that encompassed all areas of collateral classified programs at the facility. DSS serves as an interface between the government and cleared contractor facilities and is responsible for assessing and...

2014-09-09 08:36:50

-- Teams with Air France and KLM as Part of Growing SSI B2B inSSItes Platform -- NICE, France, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ESOMAR Congress -- As a leading global data solutions and technology company, SSI takes another major step forward in global B2B research by announcing a new partnership with Flying Blue - the loyalty program for Air France and KLM (AF: EN Paris). The partnership allows members of the airlines' frequent flyer program to join a new business research panel from...

2014-09-09 08:32:46

FedEx-Sponsored Program Will Provide Comprehensive Hands-On Training to Eye Care Professionals from Northern Peru NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Orbis, a leading global non-governmental organization (NGO) that works to eliminate avoidable blindness, in cooperation with longtime global sponsor FedEx, is bringing the Orbis Flying Eye Hospital (FEH) back to Trujillo, Peru for a two-week intensive ophthalmic skills exchange program aimed at strengthening subspecialty training of...

2014-09-09 08:21:50

United Adventure Bear, "Ben Flyin," inspires imagination and offers hope to children HOUSTON, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' custom-designed GUND teddy bear, "Ben Flyin," is making new friends today, National Teddy Bear Day, at MD Anderson Children's Cancer Hospital in Houston. Volunteer United employees are delivering the bears as part of the United Adventure Bear program, working together to lift the spirits of children experiencing health struggles or economic...

2014-09-09 08:21:29

DALLAS, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in August 2014, a 4.9 percent increase from the 9.2 billion RPMs flown in August 2013. Available seat miles (ASMs) remained relatively flat compared to the August 2013 level of 11.3 billion. The August 2014 load factor was 85.5 percent, compared to 81.3 percent in August 2013. For August 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is...

2014-09-09 08:21:02

MEXICO CITY, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for August 2014. The total number of booked passengers in August 2014 reached 925 thousand, a 3.0% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in August reached 747 and 178 thousand, a 1.0% decrease and 24.1% increase, respectively, compared to the same...

2014-09-09 08:20:55

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported August 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 20.0 billion, flat versus August 2013. Total capacity was 23.7 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.1 percent versus August 2013. Total passenger load factor was 84.6 percent for the month of August,...

2014-09-09 08:20:53

Major General Steve Sargeant, USAF (Ret.) and CEO of Marvin Test Solutions, and Mr. Loofie Gutterman, President of Marvin Test Solutions to Lead Seminars on Legacy Aircraft Maintenance and Sustainment Test Equipment and Post-SDD Enhancements for the F-35; Registration Now Open IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Marvin Test Solutions, a trusted provider of globally deployed innovative test solutions for military, aerospace, and manufacturing organizations, announced today that it...


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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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