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2014-10-16 08:21:41

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has been selected by the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to deploy Advanced - Surface Movement Guidance & Control Systems (A-SMGCS) at five airports in India. The Saab A-SMGCS will enhance situational awareness and runway safety at these growing airports. Saab will be deploying its A3000 A-SMGCS, Saab multilateration and SR-3 Surface Movement Radars (SMR) to Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Guwahati,...

2014-10-15 20:20:26

PANAMA CITY, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE: CPA), today released preliminary passenger traffic statistics for September 2014: Operating Data September September % Change YTD YTD % Change -------------- 2014 2013 (YOY)...

2014-10-15 16:22:02

DALLAS, ­Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV), in partnership with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU), has awarded 90 students with complimentary roundtrip airfare as part of the Lanzate!/Take Off! travel award program. The Lanzate! program is geared toward Hispanic college students with economic need who attend school far away from home. Hispanic college students, ranging from incoming freshmen through graduate students, submitted...

2014-10-15 12:21:23

Loral Blinde joins People Department and Bruce Wark promoted in Legal FORT WORTH, Texas, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today appointed two new officers to its leadership team. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/75651 Loral Blinde, Vice President - People and Employee Services Loral Blinde joins American Airlines as Vice President - People and Employee Services from the Seabury Group. He has more than 30 years of human resources...

2014-10-15 12:21:01

United to Also Offer Personal Device Entertainment on Regional Jets ITASCA, Ill., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading global aero communications service provider, announced today that it has been selected by United Airlines to bring its in-flight Internet service to United's two-cabin regional jet fleet. Installation of Wi-Fi services, which will involve more than 200 aircraft, is expected to begin later this year. The United Express aircraft will be the...

2014-10-15 12:20:58

CHICAGO, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- United Airlines today announced plans to outfit more than 200 two-cabin United Express regional jets with Wi-Fi and personal device entertainment, with the first Wi-Fi-enabled flights expected later this year. The airline intends to install Gogo's ATG-4 advanced air-to-ground Wi-Fi product on E170, E175 and CRJ700 aircraft and to complete planned installations by next summer. Early next year, United expects to expand personal device entertainment to...

2014-10-15 08:21:29

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- By the end of the third quarter of 2014 (3Q14), Embraer's (NYSE: ERJ; BM&FBOVESPA: EMBR3) firm order backlog reached USD 22.1 billion, the highest in the Company's history, driven mainly by the signing of the contract of the KC-390 and the firm order for 50 E175 signed with Republic Airways Holdings Inc., the operator with the largest fleet of E-Jets in the world. In June 2014, the firm order backlog totaled USD 18.1...

2014-10-15 08:20:36

International Travel Tops Consumer Lifetime "Bucket List" WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Globalization gives Americans access to information and goods from countries around the world, but with the rising costs of airfare, it's increasingly more difficult for them to experience different cultures first-hand. A new Omnibus national consumer survey conducted by Kelton, a global consumer insights firm, commissioned by Norwegian Air International (NAI), finds that the vast...

2014-10-15 08:20:32

ST. GEORGE, Utah, Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ: SKYW) will host a conference call on Wednesday, October 29, 2014, to discuss the third quarter 2014 earnings results. The format will be to provide an overview of the results followed by a Q & A session. Wednesday, October 29, 2014 -- 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time -- 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time -- 10:00 a.m. Central Time -- 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time The...

2014-10-15 08:20:30

Online booking portal provides greater flexibility to Swiss WorldCargo and its clients to quickly respond to changing market dynamics BLUE BELL, Pa., Oct. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisys Corporation (NYSE: UIS) announced that Swiss WorldCargo, the airfreight division of Swiss International Air Lines, has successfully launched a new eBooking system based on Unisys' cargo portal services technology. The Swiss WorldCargo-branded eBooking platform is based on Unisys Cargo Portal...


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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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