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2014-07-15 12:21:59

Airline Honored with "Best Airline Staff Service in North America" and "Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A." Awards at UK's Historic Farnborough Air Show SAN FRANCISCO, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, took top honors for Best Low-Cost Airline in the U.S.A. for the fifth consecutive year as well as Best Staff Service among North American airlines for the fourth year in a row in the 2014 World...

2014-07-15 12:21:53

Incentive for guests booking their winter travel early is now available CALGARY, July 15, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet Vacations recently announced the return of its popular vacation price guarantee. Guests who choose a WestJet Vacation package between now and September 30, 2014, are guaranteed to receive the best price for their WestJet vacation for travel between October 26, 2014, and April 25, 2015. "Our guests have told us our price guarantee gives them the peace of mind they're...

2014-07-15 12:21:44

Results based on nearly 19 million passenger responses worldwide MONTREAL, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Air Canada has been named Best Airline in North America in the Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards at the Farnborough International Airshow. It is the fifth consecutive year Air Canada has been recognized as the best airline in North America and among the leading carriers of the world. The annual poll, based on surveys of nearly 19 million global passengers, is regarded as a key...

2014-07-15 12:21:24

Seeks to Partner with UK Firms and Universities to Explore Space Industry Opportunities LONDON, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] is opening a space technology office in Great Britain to explore partnership opportunities with UK businesses and universities to support the UK's goal of maintaining and growing its national capabilities in space. Forming part of Lockheed Martin's expanding business footprint in the UK, the office will be based at the UK Space...

2014-07-15 12:21:13

Upcycling Project Will Transform 43 Acres of Used Leather Seats DALLAS, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) announced today the launch of LUV Seat: Repurpose with Purpose, a global sustainability initiative to upcycle 43 acres of used leather seat coverings into new products that will benefit communities by providing employment, skills training, and donated products. For more information on the project, visit www.swamedia.com/luvseat or visit Nuts About...

2014-07-15 12:21:07

License is granted for Use of Ku-band Satellite ITASCA, Ill., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider announced today that it has received regulatory approval to provide Ku-band satellite connectivity service for aircraft flying over the eastern and western regions of Russia. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110715/CG34837LOGO This approval is granted based on Gogo's agreements with AltegroSky and RuSat to...

2014-07-15 12:20:59

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIRSHOW -- International Airlines Group (IAG) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with International Aero Engines' (IAE) for V2500 engines. IAE will power 30 A320ceo aircraft for the IAG subsidiary, Vueling Airlines. These aircraft were part of an IAG order announced in August 2013. "These engines provide environmental benefits which enable us to reduce the carbon emissions of our fleet, leading to further...

2014-07-15 12:20:40

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. announced today, at the 2014 edition of the Farnborough International Airshow, that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A. for 30 firm orders for the E195-E2 jets. The firm order is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of this year, when the aircraft will be added to the Company's backlog. Besides the firm order, the LOI includes additional 20 purchase rights...

2014-07-15 12:20:37

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer S.A. has signed an agreement with Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines (FDA) for a firm order of three E175s with options for an additional three aircraft of the same model. This brings the total potential order to six E175s, with an estimated value of USD 258.6 million based on 2014 list prices, if all options are exercised. This order was already included in Embraer's 2014 second quarter backlog as an "undisclosed" customer....

2014-07-15 12:20:36

FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Royal Air Maroc, the national carrier of Morocco, has decided to introduce the E190 as part of a fleet upgrade to open new routes and to increase the number of short and medium-haul frequencies from its Casablanca International Airport hub in Morocco. The airline has signed a lease agreement for four E-Jets with Aldus Aviation, the Irish specialist E-Jet lessor. The first E190 is expected to be delivered during the...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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