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2015-03-11 12:20:32

Travelers can earn Mileage Plan double miles on flights through April 22* SEATTLE, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Seattle's hometown airline, Alaska Airlines, today launched nonstop

2015-03-11 08:21:40

DALLAS, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co.

2015-03-11 08:21:09

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Embraer and Republic Airways Holdings Inc., operator of the largest E-Jet fleet in the world, signed an order for five new E175 jets.

2015-03-10 20:20:28

Carrier brings home top awards, highlighting success of its People and Customers DALLAS, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-10 16:21:34

The carrier will use this aircraft to operate four weekly flights from Mexico City as of April 5th, 2015 LOS ANGELES, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

2015-03-10 16:20:37

EAST HARTFORD, Conn., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pratt & Whitney is raising list prices of its fuel-efficient PurePower Geared Turbofan(TM) (GTF) engine across the product line to reflect

2015-03-10 12:21:46

MONTREAL, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When it comes to quality and safety, which in-flight caterers are the world's best? The 2014 awards for the world's top in-flight

2015-03-10 12:21:40

CHEYENNE, Wyo., March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd.

2015-03-10 12:20:59

DES MOINES, Iowa, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- When volatile spring weather grounds a plane, it creates a domino effect of cancelled flights across the country.

2015-03-10 08:21:24

SEATTLE, March 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Airlines submitted its application today to begin two nonstop service from Orange County, California, to Los Cabos and Puerto Vallarta,


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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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