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2014-04-08 12:20:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines today announced new mileage redemption options for American Airlines AAdvantage and US Airways Dividend Miles members, as well as new checked bag policies for customers traveling across the combined network of more than 356 destinations in 56 countries. The changes, along with enhancements in First and Business Class on flights operated by US Airways, part of American Airlines Group, will provide customers a more...

2014-04-08 08:21:35

LONGMONT, Colo., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- TechPubs would like to welcome Kuwait Airways, the national flag carrier of Kuwait, as the latest member of TechPubs' growing global customer base. With this strategic award, TechPubs signs an additional customer in the Middle East. TechPubs' professional and compliance services team combined with the TechSuite solution proved to be an unparalleled match for Kuwait Airways' comprehensive technical publications and compliance management...

2014-04-08 08:21:28

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Florida-based Spirit Airlines has chosen UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business to provide maintenance for the nozzles for the Airbus A320-family aircraft in its fleet that are powered by V2500 engines. The work will be performed at UTC Aerospace Systems' Alabama Service Center located in Foley, Ala. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Under the three-year agreement, the Alabama Service...

2014-04-08 08:21:25

Expects New Technology to Outperform Other Connectivity Solutions in the Global Commercial Aviation Market ITASCA, Ill., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces the next step in its technology roadmap for global connectivity - 2Ku. Gogo expects this new technology to outperform other global connectivity solutions currently available in the market. Japan Airlines is expected to...

2014-04-08 08:21:24

TAM Reaps Benefits of V2500 Engine Reliability PHOENIX, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The V2500 engine program reached a new operational milestone when two first-run V2527-A5 engines powering TAM's A320ceo aircraft remained on wing without a shop visit for nearly 20,000 cycles and 30,000 flight hours. The engines - V12339 & V12341, rated at 27,000 pounds of thrust, are estimated to have each flown in excess of 9.5 million miles since installation. TAM Linhas Aereas took...

2014-04-08 08:21:22

DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 9.6 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in March 2014, a 1.6 percent increase from the 9.4 billion RPMs flown in March 2013. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.8 percent to 11.6 billion from the March 2013 level of 11.5 billion. The March 2014 load factor was 82.7 percent, compared to 82.0 percent in March 2013. For March 2014, passenger revenue per ASM (PRASM) is...

2014-04-08 08:21:04

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems' Aerostructures business has signed an agreement with JetBlue Airways to provide nacelle maintenance for the airline's fleet of 130 Airbus A320 aircraft powered by V2500-A5 engines, as well as its 60 Embraer E190 aircraft powered by CF34-10 engines. Under the five-year agreement, UTC Aerospace Systems will be the exclusive provider of maintenance for the thrust reversers and common nozzle assemblies for JetBlue's...

2014-04-08 08:20:46

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported March 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130208/DA56847LOGO American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 18.5 billion, up 0.9 percent versus March 2013. Total capacity was 22.6 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 2.9 percent versus March 2013. Total passenger load factor was 81.8 percent for the month...

2014-04-08 04:21:27

Special 15 per cent discount and 1,500 KrisFlyer miles promotion for KrisFlyer members renting a car with Hertz from April 1 to July 31, 2014 LONDON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, is celebrating 15 years of partnership with KrisFlyer, the frequent flyer program of Singapore Airlines, the world's most awarded airline. In honor of this occasion, KrisFlyer members from around the world will be entitled to a 15...

2014-04-08 00:21:34

Modern cabin retrofit designed for total passenger satisfaction HAMBURG, Germany, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) is featuring its new enhanced interior for Next-Generation 737s this week at the Aircraft Interiors Expo in Hamburg, Germany. Boeing has incorporated multiple independent retrofit features into one flexible package, allowing airlines to customize an updated cabin interior in a style that supports its brand identity while remaining in line with the rest of...


Latest Aviation Reference Libraries

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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2011-04-11 13:17:24

Duane Carey Duane Carey is an engineer, former Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force, and former NASA Astronaut. He was born Duane Gene "Digger" Carey on April 30, 1957 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He graduated from Highland Park High School in 1975 and went on to continue his education at the University of Minnesota. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics in 1981 and his Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from in 1982....

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