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2014-07-14 12:21:51

FAA-approved facilities to benefit residents through emergency transport capabilities BRADFORD, Texas, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Emergency responders in Anderson County and the surrounding region soon will have access to new heliports that will support medical transport of critical-care patients to hospitals in Dallas and Tyler. The facilities, located between Palestine and Athens off State Highway 19, are the result of a public-private partnership between the Bradford community,...

2014-07-13 08:20:13

CHARLOTTE, N.C., July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- FARNBOROUGH AIR SHOW -- UTC Aerospace Systems has received FAA supplemental type certification (STC) for its new tablet-based electronic flight bag (EFB) system on the Airbus A320 series aircraft. The system allows tablet devices, such as an Apple® iPad, to display critical flight information for enhanced operational effectiveness and offers a clear upgrade path to accommodate future airspace technologies. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit...

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2014-07-13 03:44:23

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online SpaceX, the California-based rocket company established by PayPal co-founder Elon Musk, announced on Friday that its Falcon 9 launch system had been certified by the US Air Force as having completed three successful flights. In a statement, the company said that the certification was “a prerequisite for companies seeking to win business from the Air Force's Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Program” and that meeting...

2014-07-11 12:21:05

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in Eastern San Diego County. SDG&E is the first utility in the nation to be granted FAA approval for this technology. "The unmanned aircraft system provides...

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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...


Word of the Day
toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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