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2014-10-09 20:20:30

SEATTLE, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines and the Association of Flight Attendants announced today they have reached tentative agreement on a new five-year contract for the carrier's 3,300 flight attendants. "We are delighted to have reached a tentative agreement that recognizes the outstanding contributions of our flight attendants and will provide for enhanced productivity for the future," said Ben Minicucci, Alaska Airlines' executive vice president of operations and...

2014-10-09 20:20:13

32 new routes during 2014 MEXICO CITY, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the leading ultra-low-cost airline operating the most extensive domestic route network and increasing international service to the United States, continues its expansion and diversification in both the domestic and international markets, promoting connectivity and actively switching bus passengers at competitive price levels. This enables Volaris to further...

2014-10-09 16:21:41

MELBOURNE, Fla., Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer broke ground today on its Legacy 500 and Legacy 450 assembly complex here in Melbourne, Florida. At the ceremony, which included Florida Governor Rick Scott, Brevard County and city officials, the Company celebrated this significant addition to its existing 212,000 square-foot campus at Melbourne International Airport. "With the support of Governor Scott together with his team at Enterprise Florida, the Space Coast Economic...

2014-10-09 16:21:16

WASHINGTON, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today announced a tentative agreement with Alaska Airlines management. The five year agreement, covering over 3,300 Flight Attendants, was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board. Next, the agreement will be presented to the Alaska Airlines Flight Attendant leadership. Once approved to go out for a vote, further details will be released and the agreement will be sent...

2014-10-09 16:21:14

MEXICO CITY, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the United States, today reported its preliminary traffic results for September 2014. Volaris' flexible business model enables it to adjust capacity in high and low season, as well as into different markets based on demand. As a result of a stronger fare environment in the international market, Volaris has been focusing on international growth by increasing...

2014-10-09 16:20:56

HONOLULU, Oct. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines scored the highest marks for on-time performance among the nation's largest carriers in August, as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20040827/LAF044LOGO The flights of Hawai'i's largest and longest serving carrier arrived on schedule 94.0 percent of the time throughout month of August, earning DOT's best ranking for punctuality. Hawaiian Airlines, the leading...

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....


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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...

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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...

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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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