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2014-08-11 12:21:13

NEW SERVICE ON SOUTHWEST AIRLINES OFFERS NONSTOP OPTIONS FROM ORANGE COUNTY/SANTA ANA, ATLANTA, AND BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) launched initial service to Mexico with inaugural flights over the weekend that bring new flight options offering the value and legendary Customer Service delivered by the Employees of Southwest, the United States' largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers boarded. The nonstop routes...

2014-08-11 12:21:01

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgin America today reported its preliminary operational results for July 2014 and the first seven months of the year. The airline's traffic (measured in revenue passenger miles) increased 3.5 percent on capacity (measured in available seat miles) that was 0.5 percent higher than in the same month in 2013. Load factor was 85 percent, up 2.4 points from July 2013. The number of onboard passengers decreased 0.4 percent from the same month...

2014-08-11 08:21:55

Contract Valued at $96.2 Million ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK), a world leader in precision-guided weapons, missile products and rocket motors, has been awarded a contract valued at $96.2 million by the U.S. Navy for the third full-rate production lot of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM). The contract covers AARGM and Captive Air Training Missiles for the U.S. Navy and Italian Air Force. "AARGM continues to provide significant...

2014-08-09 20:20:15

DORVAL, QC, Aug. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying an investigator to the site of an accident involving an aircraft at La Minerve, Quebec. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault or determine...

2014-08-09 16:20:13

WINNIPEG, Aug. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a floatplane accident in the Lake-of-the-Woods region in Ontario. The TSB will gather information and assess the occurrence. The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the Board to assign fault...

2014-08-08 20:20:24

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc., (NASDAQ: SKYW) ("SkyWest") today reported a 0.7 percent increase in revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for July, while available seat miles (ASMs) decreased 1.4 percent compared to July 2013. SkyWest also reported that passenger boardings for July decreased 0.5 percent to 5,490,622 compared to 5,520,165 for the same period last year. Load factor increased to 84.4 percent compared to 82.6 percent in July 2013. The combined...

2014-08-08 12:20:41

ROME, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- -- Transaction implementation agreement will see Etihad Airways invest EUR560 million in the Italian carrier, becoming a minority shareholder (subject to regulatory approval), with core Alitalia shareholders committing an additional EUR300 million -- Additionally, up to EUR598 million in financial restructuring of short and medium term debt provided by financial institutions and existing bank shareholders...

2014-08-08 12:20:29

NEW YORK and ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Etihad Airways and Alitalia will today host a media conference at 10am U.S. EDT / 4pm Italy / 6pm UAE time. This media conference can be viewed live on the Etihad Airways YouTube News Channel site or via http://www.etihad.com/livenews. About Etihad Airways Etihad Airways began operations in 2003, and in 2013 carried 11.5 million passengers. From its Abu Dhabi base Etihad Airways flies to 103 existing or...

2014-08-08 08:20:33

FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported July 2014 and year-to-date traffic results. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 American Airlines Group's total revenue passenger miles (RPMs) for the month were 20.8 billion, up 1.1 percent versus July 2013. Total capacity was 24.4 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 3.1 percent versus July 2013. Total passenger load factor was 85.1 percent for the month of July,...

2014-08-08 00:20:16

MEXICO CITY, Aug. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Volaris* (NYSE: VLRS and BMV: VOLAR), the ultra-low-cost airline serving Mexico and the US, today reported its preliminary traffic results for July 2014. The total number of booked passengers in July 2014 reached 1.1 million, an 8.1% increase compared to the same period in 2013. Domestic and international booked passengers in July reached 861 and 193 thousand, a 4.5% and 27.9% increase, respectively, compared to the same period in 2013....


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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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