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2014-07-17 12:22:00

BRASILIA, Brazil, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During Chinese President Xi Jinping's State visit to Brazil, in a signing ceremony witnessed by the Presidents of both nations, Embraer S.A. concluded an agreement for the sale of 40 aircraft to China's Tianjin Airlines, a subsidiary of the HNA Group. The contract, with an estimated value of USD 2.1 billion at list prices, is comprised of 20 E-Jets and 20 E-Jets E2, which also makes HNA Group Tianjin Airlines the first Chinese airline...

2014-07-17 12:21:57

First in the Southeast to Service Complete Line of MD Helicopters PEACHTREE CITY, Ga., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- MD Helicopters, Inc. (MDHI), a leading manufacturer of commercial and military helicopters, has selected Precision Aviation Services (PAS) of Peachtree City, GA, a Precision Aviation Group Company (PAG), to be an Authorized MD Helicopters Service Center. PAS is approved to provide airframe maintenance, component overhaul, and part and accessory sales to the operators...

2014-07-17 12:21:36

Flights on Sale from $1,055* Round-trip (restrictions apply) FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- South African Airways (SAA), Africa's most awarded airline is offering special sale fares for travel this fall from New York (JFK Airport) and Washington, DC (Dulles Airport) to destinations throughout Africa including; Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban in South Africa; Dakar, Senegal; Lusaka, Zambia, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania; Harare, Zimbabwe; Blantyre and Lilongwe in...

2014-07-17 12:20:54

MONTREAL, July 17, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada will hold a conference call for analysts on Thursday, August 7, 2014 to present 2014 second quarter results. Air Canada President and Chief Executive Officer, Calin Rovinescu, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Michael Rousseau, and Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, Ben Smith, will be available for analysts' questions. Media and the public may access this call on a listen-in basis. Details...

2014-07-17 12:20:49

CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include the Boeing Co (NYSE:BA-Free Report), Embraer S.A. (NYSE:ERJ-Free Report), Air Lease Corp. (NYSE:AL-Free Report), Delta Air Lines Inc. (NYSE:DAL-Free Report) and CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT-Free Report)....

2014-07-17 12:20:40

Special Charges Summary for Second-Quarter 2014 CHICAGO, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines will hold a conference call to discuss second-quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, July 24, at 9:30 a.m. CT/10:30 a.m. ET. A live, listen-only webcast of the conference call will be available at ir.united.com. The webcast will be available for replay within 24 hours of the conference call and then archived on the website for a limited time. Second-Quarter Special Charges...

2014-07-17 08:21:36

5-Star Airline Partners With Washingtonian Magazine for 2nd Year WASHINGTON, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Qatar Airways proudly partnered with Washingtonian Magazine for their annual "AT&T Best Of Washington" event for the 2(nd) straight year, on July 16(th). The annual event features the best of the district's food and beverage selections, voted on by Washingtonian readers. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140716/127854 After last year's success, the airline brought back...

2014-07-17 08:21:26

Net commercial orders for 2014 rise to 783 FARNBOROUGH, United Kingdom, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) marked 40 years as an exhibitor at the Farnborough International Airshow this week by highlighting its innovative, efficient commercial airplanes and its advanced defense capabilities. Boeing announced a new 200-seat 737 MAX 8 option that will give airlines up to 11 more seats of revenue. This latest addition to Boeing's comprehensive product and services line-up...

2014-07-17 08:20:35

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Farnborough Air Show - Pratt & Whitney, a United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX) company, has signed a depot activation contract with Aerospace Industrial Maintenance (AIM) Norway to establish a Maintenance, Repair, Overhaul, & Upgrade (MRO&U) capability for the F135 engine which powers the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft. This initial contract will include planning and management activities required for depot...

2014-07-16 23:04:06

The North America commercial aircraft cabin lighting market report defines and segments the aircraft cabin lighting market in North America with analysis and forecast of revenue. North America Commercial Aviation Aircraft Cabin Lighting Market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 2.86% from 2014 to 2019. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/north-america-commercial-aviation-aircraft-cabin-lighting-6680467449.html. (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 The North America commercial aircraft cabin...


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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