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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...

2014-09-09 08:20:24

WestJetters building communities in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic CALGARY, Sept. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced a three-year, enhanced partnership with Canadian charity Live Different and its Hero Holiday program, an initiative providing year-round global humanitarian opportunities in Mexico, Dominican Republic, Haiti and Thailand. Since 2012, WestJet has supported Live Different with the WestJet Hero Holiday program on an annual basis in the community of Nuevo...

2014-09-08 23:03:47

Purchase marks 30-year history of CHP operating Airbus Helicopters products. GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 Airbus Helicopters Inc. (AHI) is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the purchase of up to 15 AS350B3e AStar helicopters by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The initial order is for three helicopters, with deliveries beginning in December. The contract is for three years, with two one-year options. Other state and local government...

2014-09-08 23:01:16

The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Teamed with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, SNC...

2014-09-08 16:21:07

CHICAGO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines (UAL) today reported August 2014 operational results. UAL's August 2014 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) increased 0.2 percent versus August 2013. UAL's August 2014 consolidated load factor decreased 0.1 points compared to August 2013. About United United Airlines and United Express operate an average of more than 5,200 flights a day to 374...

2014-09-08 16:21:05

- Load factor increased from 79.4% to 82.3% MEXICO CITY, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grupo Aeromexico S.A.B. de C.V. ("Aeromexico") (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest airline in Mexico, has reported operating statistics for August 2014. -- Grupo Aeromexico transported 1 million 560 thousand passengers in August; a 12.3% year-on-year increase. International market passenger numbers increased by 22.5%, while domestic market passenger numbers increased by 8.1%. --...

2014-09-08 16:20:42

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for August 2014 and the first eight months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 2.9 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 1.2 percent lower than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 85.6 percent, up 3.4 points from August 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 0.6 percent from the same...


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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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omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
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