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2014-04-09 16:21:47

FORT WORTH, Texas, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Flight attendants at Piedmont Airlines, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines Group, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA), have voted to ratify a new five-year collective bargaining agreement that was reached on March 6. The new contract was ratified by the airline's 180 flight attendants who are based in Harrisburg, Penn.; Salisbury, Md.; Charlottesville, Va.; Roanoke, Va. and New Bern, N.C....

2014-04-09 16:21:34

Real-time information solution for Air Canada's 767, 777, 787 and 737 MAX fleets PHOENIX, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Boeing (NYSE: BA) today announced that Air Canada has signed an agreement to implement the Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox to support maintenance operations for its 767, 777, 787 and 737 MAX airplane fleets. The announcement came during Aviation Week's MRO Americas 2014 conference and exhibition in Phoenix. The Maintenance Performance Toolbox suite delivers...

2014-04-09 16:21:20

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Piedmont Airlines Flight Attendants, represented by the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), today voted in favor of a new contract that includes pay increases and work rule improvements for the nearly 200 regional Flight Attendants. The agreement was reached with the assistance of the National Mediation Board (NMB). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "Through unity and determination, Piedmont Flight...

Solar Impulse Team Unveils New Aircraft For 2015 World Tour
2014-04-09 14:59:57

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The Solar Impulse team of Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg are currently planning their next adventure – an around-the-world adventure in an aircraft powered solely by the energy of the sun. In an effort to realize that dream, they have unveiled their latest plane that will make that flight: Solar Impulse 2. According to an emailed statement, “Solar Impulse is the product of an alliance between two men to fulfill a...

2014-04-09 12:20:53

Newest Dreamliner is longer, travels farther and carries more passengers CHICAGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines' first 787-9 Dreamliner rolled out of final assembly Tuesday evening at Boeing's Everett, Wash., facility. The rollout marks the first major milestone in the aircraft's production ahead of its expected delivery this summer. The Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner is the second and newest member of the fuel-efficient 787 family. With the fuselage stretched 20 feet longer...

2014-04-09 08:22:32

Gogo Also to Trial new 2Ku and Global Xpress Technologies on Select International Aircraft ITASCA, Ill., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading aircraft communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announces today that it plans on rolling out Wi-Fi on Air Canada's entire North American fleet in May. The agreement also provides for future type-testing of Gogo satellite solutions for Wi-Fi on international flights. The international trials will...

2014-04-09 08:21:54

Service offers email, internet and access to mobile device apps TORONTO, April 9, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - AC 107 (35,000 FEET, EN ROUTE TO CALGARY) - Air Canada, the first Canadian carrier to offer customers in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity, plans to begin rolling out connectivity across its North American fleet in May under an agreement with Gogo®, the airline announced in a release issued today from one of its Wi-Fi-equipped aircraft. The agreement will also provide for future...

2014-04-09 08:21:07

PARIS, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To commemorate the official unveiling of the Solar Impulse 2, Altran is offering viewers the opportunity to discover Bertrand Piccard's new plane in a special "behind-the-scenes" programme to be broadcast on altran.tv [http://www.altran.com/fr/carrieres/chat-live-career.html#.U0OsSah_sVc ] on Thursday, 10 April at 1.00 pm, Paris Time (UTC +2 hours). This programme will also be available in replay. (Logo:...

2014-04-08 16:20:39

DALLAS, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in conjunction with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), today announced they are accepting applications for their annual "Lanzate! / Take Off!" education travel award program. Online applications will be accepted through May 15, 2014, at www.hacu.net. The program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who travel away from home to pursue higher education. Students who...

2014-04-08 16:20:37

HAMBURG, Germany, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A symbolic first stone has just been placed for the new Aircelle (Safran) facility in Hamburg, Germany, which will assemble and deliver nacelles on Airbus A320neo jetliners equipped with CFM International LEAP-1A jet engines. To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/7140052-aircelle-begin-construction-facility-A320 Located at Hamburg Hausbruch, this 8,000-square-meter...


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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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