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2014-08-13 12:20:43

730 United employees and their children earn scholarships for upcoming school year CHICAGO, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines is helping reduce the costs of a college education for hundreds of deserving students this fall. The United Airlines Scholarship Fund (USF), a charity sponsored by the company, has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to 730 employees and their children for the 2014-15 academic year. Funded through employee contributions and fundraising...

2014-08-13 08:21:21

LOUISVILLE, Ky., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On the eve of the first anniversary of the fatal crash of United Parcel Service Flight 1354, UPS pilots are calling for an end to the carve-out of all-cargo airline operators from FAR Part 117, the new pilot rest and operating rules enacted by Congress. On August 14th, 2013, at 4:47 AM CDT, UPS Flight 1354 crashed on approach to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport, killing Captain Cerea Beal, Jr. and First Officer...

2014-08-12 23:12:14

Air France launches Betria Interactive’s FlightPath3D Moving Map & Destination City Guide this summer on the first of their 777 fleet. Irvine, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2014 The Air France/KLM product innovation team selected FlightPath3D from Betria Interactive to deliver their next generation Moving Map & ‘geotainment’ service. This new service recently launched on the first of its updated fleet of Air France 777s serving dozens of international routes. “We were very...

2014-08-12 16:21:53

SB>1 Defiant expected to fly in 2017 WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), and Boeing (NYSE: BA) have been selected to build a helicopter for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator Phase 1 program (JMR TD), paving the way for the next generation of vertical lift aircraft. The U.S. Army Aviation Technology Directorate (AATD) selected the Sikorsky-Boeing team to continue the...

2014-08-12 16:21:42

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil - ANAC) today granted type certification for the Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Embraer expects to receive certification from the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) in the upcoming weeks and certification by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency)...

2014-08-12 16:21:29

More Than a Dozen Aerobatic Performers and Champions Take To The Skies Over Daytona Beach, Fla., Oct. 11-12 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The world-renowned U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will join an action-packed weekend of aerial performances by more than 40 aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean at Embry-Riddle's Wings & Waves Air Show on Oct. 11-12, 2014, in Daytona Beach. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140812/135624 The air show begins at 11:30 a.m....

2014-08-12 16:21:26

Customized technology from Honeywell sets a new standard for comfort in the midsize business jet market with the latest offerings for crew and passengers PHOENIX, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A number of Honeywell Aerospace (NYSE: HON) products contributed to the certification of Embraer's newest midsize jet, the Legacy 500, setting a new standard for comfort and reliability in business aviation. Aligned with Embraer's vision, Honeywell's technologies on the Legacy 500 are designed for the...

2014-08-12 12:21:14

Employees earn $125 bonus payout for top-tier performance and exceeding customer satisfaction goals in July CHICAGO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced that it is rewarding all eligible employees with a cash bonus for exceeding the airline's on-time arrival and departure performance goals for the month of July. United's goal for on-time performance is to be first or second among the largest four U.S. carriers. The on-time arrival rate is based on flights...

2014-08-12 12:21:11

MONTREAL, Aug. 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - This year's Air Canada Foundation golf tournament raised a record of over $1,000,000 in support of organizations focused on health and wellbeing of children in Canada. Now in its third year, the tournament was held Monday, August 11(th), at the Saint Raphaël Golf Club, Québec. The event featured 73 teams totaling 292 golfers from across North America. It included a full day of golf followed by dinner and silent and live auctions of items...

2014-08-12 12:20:42

Airline Reports Second Quarter and Year-to-Date Net Income, Seventh Straight Quarter of Improved Year-over-Year Financial Results SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reports its financial results for the second quarter of 2014 with operating income of $47.1 million and net income of $37.0 million. The airline posted an operating margin of 11.8 percent - a 4.4 point improvement over the second quarter of 2013, driven largely by a 7.8 percent growth in revenue per...


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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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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
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This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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