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2014-07-04 04:51:38

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Last November, the traveling public was excited by the fact that Jet Blue Airways was the first US carrier to offer gate-to-gate use of personal electronic devices for its passengers. Very quickly after the FAA relaxed its restrictions on e-readers, tablet computers and cell phones with the airplane mode enabled being used during taxi and take-off, every other airline followed the lead of Jet Blue. The initial excitement has...

2014-06-26 16:20:49

LEWIS CENTER, Ohio, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Model aircraft have been operated safely in the United States for well over 75 years. With the guidance of longstanding, comprehensive safety rules from the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), the world's leading community based organization, hundreds of thousands of hobbyists young and old have learned about aviation, new technologies, and gained technical skills while enjoying a wholesome hobby in the outdoors. The joy and fun of...

2014-06-23 08:21:46

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y., June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Institute (NARI) has awarded the company a cooperative agreement to prototype and test a new tool for the optimization of air traffic across multiple phases of operations, including the airport surface and terminal airspace, with more efficient 4D trajectory solutions. This research project will enable...

2014-06-18 23:15:45

OST wins nationwide shared services contract for IT service delivery. Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 OST announced today that it has been awarded the Information Technology Shared Services – Combined Contracts (ITSS-CC) task order from the FAA. This nationwide program serves the FAA headquarters in Washington, DC, and its Oklahoma City, OK, and Atlantic City, NJ, centers. Under this technical services contract, OST will provide continuing support to the enterprise software...

2014-06-18 16:21:14

FlyersRights' Position On Boeing 787 Approval For Long-Haul Operations WASHINGTON, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FLYERSRIGHTS.ORG, the largest passenger advocacy organization, issued a statement on the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) issuance of Extended Operations (ETOPS) approval for the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the recent approval of the Boeing 787-9 (stretch model). ETOPS approval is required for two engine commercial aircraft flying long distances away from...

2014-06-16 12:21:27

RS-16 UAS APPROVED TO FLY IN NEW JERSEY AND TEXAS BRIDGEPORT, Pa., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- American Aerospace Advisors, Inc. (AAAI), a revolutionary Unmanned Systems and Services company that specializes in performing safe, successful and affordable missions in civilian airspace, congratulates the New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) on the approval of a Certificate of Waiver or Authorization (COA) by the FAA for flight of the RS-16 unmanned aircraft in New Jersey. The...

2014-06-16 12:20:38

Newest commercial airplane nears delivery on track EVERETT, Wash., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787-9 Dreamliner has been certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for commercial service. Boeing is now in the final stages of preparing for the first 787-9 delivery to launch customer Air New Zealand. "Certification is the culmination of years of hard work and a rigorous flight-test program that...

2014-06-14 23:03:20

CSafe Global’s RKN has been granted FAA approval for use on the upper deck of aircraft. Dayton, Ohio (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 CSafe Global’s RKN has been granted FAA approval for use on the upper deck of aircraft and is now the only unit of its kind to have FAA approval for use on both lower and upper decks. No modifications or changes were required to the current CSafe RKN design, allowing the current fleet to fly while active on either deck. CEO Brian Kohr explained: “FAA approval is...

2014-06-13 16:20:32

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brendan Schulman, attorney and leading expert in use of commercial drones who just won the first case ever brought by the FAA on this issue; Ben Gielow, government relations manager and general counsel for the Association for Unmanned Vehicles Systems International (AUVSI); and Parker Gyokeres, executive member of the Professional Society of Drone Journalists. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20080917/NPCLOGO TOPIC:...

2014-06-12 12:20:42

ITASCA, Ill., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gogo (NASDAQ: GOGO), a leading communications service provider to the global aviation industry, announced today that it has received an STC from the FAA and certification from the Japanese Civil Aviation Bureau (JCAB) - the aviation authority in Japan - to install Gogo's Ku-satellite based connectivity service on Japan Airlines' 737-800 aircraft. This is the fourth certification Gogo has received specific for JAL's connectivity service and...

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  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'