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2015-04-06 20:20:23

Traffic increased 12.9 per cent on capacity increase of 11.1 per cent MONTRÉAL, April 6, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - For the month of March, Air Canada reported a system load factor

2015-04-06 16:21:21

Carrier Extends All-Star Roster from the Runway to the Diamond with Sponsorship of Five Major League Teams this Baseball Season DALLAS, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-04-06 16:21:16

HONOLULU, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc.

2015-04-06 16:21:12

SEATTLE, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc.

2015-04-06 12:20:47

Atlanta-Medellin route to provide excellent connectivity to Barcelona, London and Madrid; Atlanta-Cartagena route will offer great leisure travel opportunities ATLANTA, April 6, 2015

2015-04-06 08:20:56

Airline flies a record 1.7 million guests for the month of March CALGARY, April 6, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - WestJet today announced March 2015 traffic results with a load factor of 81.3 per

2015-04-03 23:03:42

Midland Scientific is marking their 40th year in business with exciting promotions for customers, employees and their community. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 03,

2015-04-03 12:20:24

SAINT-CLOUD, France, April 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The second aircraft has joined the Falcon 8X flight test campaign as the ultra long range trijet continues to pass key

2015-04-02 23:04:56

Wearables might have a future impact in high-stress fields Ottawa, Canada (PRWEB) April 02, 2015 According to the results of the investigation “The

2015-04-02 16:22:50

Delta improves domestic partner health benefits, participates in brief urging the Court to support marriage equality ATLANTA, April 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Delta Air

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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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Word of the Day
  • Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.