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2014-10-21 12:22:38

GAVIAO PEIXOTO, Brazil, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Embraer rolled out the first prototype of the KC-390 military transport from the production hangar at the industrial plant of Gaviao Peixoto, Brazil. The event was attended by the Brazilian Minister of Defense, Celso Amorim, the Commander of the Brazilian Air Force, Lieutenant-Brigadier General Juniti Saito, and delegations and representatives from more than 30 countries. This milestone rollout will allow the Company to...

2014-10-21 12:22:12

New Destination Travel Trade Show To Open Business Opportunities FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. and JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline, and South Africa-based event specialist On Show Solutions, have introduced a new marketing platform for North American travel suppliers that represent tourism destinations, convention & visitors bureaus, hotels & resorts, cruise lines and sightseeing attractions in the U.S. &...

2014-10-21 12:21:38

76,000+ Magazine Readers Vote Virgin America Number #1 for Seventh Straight Year - Airline Thanks Loyal Flyers with Network-Wide 'Fly in Winning Fashion' Sale with Fares from $47* SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline that is reinventing air travel, has been named "Best U.S. Airline" in the coveted Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards - for the seventh consecutive year. This year, over 76,000 readers of the premium travel...

2014-10-21 12:21:34

Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty to become United's exclusive car rental partners CHICAGO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced the airline is expanding its partnership with Hertz to offer elevated travel benefits to members of the airline's MileagePlus loyalty program, as Hertz and its Dollar and Thrifty brands become United's exclusive car rental partners beginning Nov. 1. Special perks are also in store for MileagePlus Club and Presidential Plus Card members. MileagePlus...

2014-10-20 20:21:26

LONDON, Oct.20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report DetailsAlthough increasingly competitive, the global UAV market is currently highly consolidated with a few leading companies dominating global sales. Primarily this is a result of US dominance of the market over the past decade. However, incumbent positions are increasingly under threat from new and existing competitors offering a range of cost-effective UAV capabilities and innovative technologies. Considerable uncertainties will...

2014-10-20 16:20:33

CHICAGO and NEW YORK, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT Polish Airlines has extended its "Crazy Fares" to Europe from Oct. 19 to Oct. 22, 2014. The travel dates have been changed for travel from Nov. 2, 2014 to Jan. 3 through March 22, 2015. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO The fare sale represents a savings of nearly 30 percent off the normal non-refundable economy class fare. The sale includes more great fares to Poland and other Eastern European...

2014-10-20 12:22:24

Leaders express concern about new threat to industry COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new focus and message will shape the NetJets Association of Shared Aircraft Pilots (NJASAP) scheduled appearance at the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) 2014 Annual Convention in Orlando this week. An independent labor organization, NJASAP represents the 2,700-plus pilots who fly in the service of NetJets Aviation, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway (BRK/B)...

2014-10-20 12:22:22

First humanitarian delivery flight from Boeing South Carolina NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Kenya Airways have partnered with First Baptist Church in Baytown, Texas, to transport medical equipment to Kajiado, Kenya, on a newly delivered 787 Dreamliner from the company's North Charleston, S.C., facility. The supplies, including examination tables and other equipment, will benefit Kenyan children served by the Africa Inland Church...

2014-10-20 12:21:06

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines (NASDAQ: AAL) and US Airways have reached a significant milestone in their merger today as the Cargo divisions combine under a single air waybill. The new entity brings in more than $800 million each year and moves more than one billion pounds of freight and mail annually. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 The Cargo teams have successfully combined 154 facilities and harmonized products since...

2014-10-20 12:20:58

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y., Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Air Cargo, Inc., a freight forwarder specializing in difficult-to-move cargo, announced today that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of New York. National Air Cargo, Inc. (NAC Inc.) is a subsidiary company of National Air Cargo Holdings, Inc., a Florida corporation with more than 20 different...


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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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