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2014-10-09 16:20:25

DAYTON, Ohio, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dale and Alan Klapmeier were inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame Saturday evening 4 October at a ceremony in Dayton, Ohio. The brothers were honored for their contributions to the industry and join a prestigious group of aviation pioneers in the National Hall of Fame including Orville and Wilbur Wright, Amelia Earhart, Neil Armstrong and Chuck Yeager. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141009/151324 "This is a great honor...

2014-10-09 12:33:45

DALLAS, October 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The report "UAV Market by Class (Small, Tactical, Strategic, Special Purpose), Subsystem (Data Link, GCS, Software), Application (Military, Commercial, Homeland Security), funding (Procurements, RDT&E, O&M), & by Payload - Forecast & Analysis to 2014 - 2020", published by MarketsandMarkets, the UAV Market is estimated to be $6,762 Million in 2014 and is expected to register a CAGR of 7.73%, to reach $10,573 Million by...

2014-10-09 12:21:56

EL CAJON, Calif., Oct. 09, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. ("Phyre") announced that they had successfully completed the GOBIGGS(TM) fuel tank inerting system prototype testing and demonstration phase of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD). Phyre is contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (GOBIGGS(TM)) system for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK...

2014-10-09 12:21:03

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has enabled the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning with the delivery of the Digital Air Ground Integration Range (DAGIR). DAGIR is the first range in U.S. Army history to integrate air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training. Delivered to the U.S....

2014-10-09 08:20:31

New Los Angeles service will provide Atlanta customers with more access to American's global network FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers in Atlanta and Los Angeles will soon have new travel options between their cities when American Airlines launches nonstop service between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) on March 5, 2015. Customers may begin booking travel on these flights on Sunday, Oct. 12....

2014-10-08 16:21:20

CHICAGO, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported September 2014 operational results. UAL's September 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) decreased 0.2 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 0.4 percent versus September 2013. UAL's September 2014 consolidated load factor increased 0.2 points compared to September 2013. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a...

2014-10-08 16:21:02

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) employees Silvia Osuna and Pablo Gonzalez were honored for being outstanding role models in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Oct. 3 at the 26(th) annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Conference (HENAAC) put on by Great Minds in STEM(TM) in New Orleans. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available...

2014-10-08 12:21:34

SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A conference call is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time/11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the call via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its...

2014-10-08 12:20:57

DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the availability of its Performance Braking System for operators of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct(TM). The new Performance Braking system is a high-performance, single-caliper brake system with tubeless tires and re-designed wheel fairings that enables owners to experience a new level of convenience, reliability and braking performance....

2014-10-08 08:20:57

DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 8.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2014, a 5.1 percent increase from the 7.9 billion RPMs flown in September 2013. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.7 percent to 10.3 billion from the September 2013 level of 10.2 billion. The September 2014 load factor was 80.5 percent, compared to 77.1 percent in September 2013. For September 2014, passenger...


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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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