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2014-10-08 12:21:34

SEATTLE, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK), the parent company of Alaska Airlines, Inc., and Horizon Air Industries, Inc., will announce its second quarter 2014 financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. A conference call is scheduled at 8:30 a.m. Pacific time/11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Interested parties may listen to the call via webcast at www.alaskaair.com/investors. Alaska Airlines, a subsidiary of Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK), together with its...

2014-10-08 12:20:57

DULUTH, Minn., Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cirrus Aircraft today announced the availability of its Performance Braking System for operators of Generation 3 and newer aircraft from Cirrus Direct(TM). The new Performance Braking system is a high-performance, single-caliper brake system with tubeless tires and re-designed wheel fairings that enables owners to experience a new level of convenience, reliability and braking performance....

2014-10-08 08:20:57

DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) announced today that the Company flew 8.3 billion revenue passenger miles (RPMs) in September 2014, a 5.1 percent increase from the 7.9 billion RPMs flown in September 2013. Available seat miles (ASMs) increased 0.7 percent to 10.3 billion from the September 2013 level of 10.2 billion. The September 2014 load factor was 80.5 percent, compared to 77.1 percent in September 2013. For September 2014, passenger...

2014-10-08 08:20:33

FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported September 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 16.9 billion, down 0.2 percent versus September 2013. Total capacity was 21.1 billion available seat miles (ASMs), up 1.6 percent versus September 2013. Total passenger load factor was 80.0 percent for...

2014-10-08 08:20:16

Dallas-Based Startup Eases a Major "Pain Point" for Airlines and More than 22 Million Airline Employees and Eligible Travelers Worldwide DALLAS, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ID90 Travel, the global leader in non-revenue travel solutions for airlines and their employees, re-launched its suite of SaaS mobile and desktop travel products, which is revolutionizing the way more than 22 million airline employees plan and book travel. By focusing on making access to airline employee...

2014-10-07 23:05:02

Fresh from becoming Kickstarter’s biggest campaign ever from China, the team from Perception Neuron will present their anticipated motion capture system at IndieCade 2014. Culver City, California (PRWEB) October 07, 2014 After their remarkable Kickstarter campaign that raised over half a million dollars, the team behind the world’s smallest, most adaptive, versatile and affordable motion capture system is heading to Los Angeles for IndieCade 2014 where they will be presenting...

2014-10-07 16:21:25

MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - The Transportation Safety Board of Canada (TSB) is deploying a team of investigators to the site of a runway excursion involving an Air Canada aircraft at the Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, 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....

2014-10-07 16:20:57

Airline expands on long-term partnership CALGARY, Oct. 7, 2014 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it has entered into a code-share agreement with China Airlines (CI), allowing the carrier to begin marketing and selling WestJet-operated flights. Code-share designations will be available on select WestJet flights from Vancouver and Los Angeles. Bookings can be made through China Airlines or a travel agency. "We are very excited to announce a code-share partnership with WestJet's...

2014-10-07 12:21:27

MONTREAL, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- European Aviation has signed a four-year exclusive agreement with Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions [NYSE: LMT] for jet engine maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services for their fleet of 60 CFM56-3 jet engines. The agreement includes extensive CFM56-3 turbofan repair services provided on-site for European Aviation, with most of the MRO work performed in Montreal, Canada and the remainder in San Antonio, Texas. Paul Stoddart,...

2014-10-07 08:20:36

CHEYENNE, Wyo., Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Great Lakes Aviation, Ltd. (OTC Bulletin Board: GLUX.OB - news) today announced preliminary passenger traffic results for the month of September 2014. SEPTEMBER 2014 AND YEAR TO DATE STATISTICS Sep-14 Sep-13 Change ------ ------ ------ Passengers Enplaned 15,149 38,958...


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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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