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2014-08-06 16:20:45

Traffic increased 12.7 per cent on capacity increase of 11.4 per cent MONTREAL, Aug. 6, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of July, Air Canada reported a record system load factor of 86.7 per cent, versus 85.6 per cent in July 2013, an increase of 1.1 percentage points on a system-wide capacity increase of 11.4 per cent. On this additional capacity, system wide traffic for July increased 12.7 per cent. Air Canada reports traffic results on a system-wide basis, including Air...

2014-08-06 16:20:41

Contract modification extends Northrop Grumman's operational support of the BACN payloads through June 2015 SAN DIEGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) an $89.7 million contract option to continue operating and supporting the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node (BACN) system in support of overseas contingency missions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO BACN is a high-altitude,...

2014-08-06 12:33:15

New feature enables more customers to check in for international flights on mobile devices CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today became the first U.S. airline to offer customers the ability to scan their passports to check in for international flights via their iOS and Android mobile devices. United is offering customers the opportunity to use passport scanning functionality on the airline's mobile app as the carrier completes testing. Customers may access the...

2014-08-06 12:22:09

NEW YORK, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gail Grimmett, senior vice president - New York for Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL), has been elected to the Board of Directors of NYC & Company, the official marketing, tourism and partnership organization for the City of New York. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20090202/DELTALOGO "As New York's leading airline, Delta has worked to expand leisure and business travel throughout the region as we grow our hubs at LaGuardia and JFK airports,"...

2014-08-06 08:21:21

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has secured a deal with Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) for the implementation of its route analysis tool at Bahrain International Airport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The technology, BEONTRA B Route Development, will allow BAC to calculate, analyse and present high-quality route cases to airlines, while being able to re-calculate and amend on-demand. The project is the first...

2014-08-06 08:21:08

Airline achieves second-highest July load factor while flying 6.7 per cent more revenue passenger miles for the month CALGARY, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced July 2014 traffic results with a load factor of 83.3 per cent, an increase of 0.2 percentage points year over year. Revenue passenger miles (RPMs), or traffic, increased 6.7 per cent year over year, and capacity, measured in available seat miles (ASMs), grew 6.6 per cent over the same period. The...

2014-08-06 08:20:35

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. ("SkyWest") (NASDAQ: SKYW) today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014. Highlights are as follows: -- SkyWest's net loss was $(14.7) million, or $(0.29) per diluted share, for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. This compares to net income of $20.7 million, or $0.39 per diluted share, for the same period last year. -- The significant items that...

2014-08-06 08:20:31

CHICAGO, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Now is the time to purchase that trip to Europe since LOT Polish Airlines is having a crazy fare sale beginning for purchase today, Aug. 6, through Aug. 20, 2014 for travel from Oct. 1, 2014 through March 31, 2015 from its Chicago and Toronto gateways to Poland and beyond. These fares are available in all classes of service aboard the Dreamliners LOT operates on its long-haul flights. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO As...

2014-08-05 23:03:57

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the European flight management systems market. It also provides an insight into the regional trends to analyze the market share. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-flight-management-systems-8672138564.html. (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The European commercial aviation flight management systems (FMS) market was estimated at $498 million in 2013 and it is expected to reach $560 million by 2018. Europe is expected to be the fastest-growing...

2014-08-05 23:03:27

Increase in air traffic, increase in passenger travel growth rate, and new aircraft orders are the factors which are driving the growth of the market. http://www.micromarketmonitor.com/market/europe-landing-gear-undercarriage-7156365734.html (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 The European aircraft landing gear systems market under commercial aviation was $1691.4 million in 2013, and it is expected to reach $2073.6 million by 2018 at a CAGR of 3.45%. Europe has the highest concentration of...


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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endocarp
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