Archive for April, 2010

CHICAGO – Eighty years ago on May 15, 1930, United's first stewardesses led by registered nurse Ellen Church took their initial flight on a Boeing 80A from Oakland/San Francisco to Chicago, making a 20-hour journey with 13 stops, 14 passengers and cruising at 125 mph.

To commemorate this anniversary, United is honoring that historic flight on May 15. This year, a Boeing 767 will make a 4-hour nonstop journey with nearly 240 customers and cruising at approximately 530 mph.

United realized 80 years ago, as it still does today, that customers should be cared for while in flight.

"United's flight attendants are proud professionals who for generations have cared for our customers' safety and comfort," says Alexandria Marren, senior vice president of onboard service, who will be on the May 15 flight. "Our flight attendants deliver a safe, pleasant travel experience for millions of customers every year, and we want to take the time to thank those who have proudly earned their United wings."

On this honorary flight, United flight attendants will be invited to wear vintage uniforms that represent different eras of flight and provide a timeline of glamour and style leading up to 2011, when all United customer-facing employees will dress in new uniforms created by fashion designer Cynthia Rowley. With United's ongoing investments in improving the customer experience, including the new aircraft order, upgrades to the international premium cabins and other customer-friendly travel options, our flight attendants will continue to offer United's finest experience well into the future.

Kim McClellan, based in Washington Dulles and a United flight attendant since 1991, says, "I am proud to wear my United wings that represent our profession and the great service we provide our customers."

About United
United Airlines, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UAL Corporation (Nasdaq: UAUA), operates approximately 3,400* flights a day on United and United Express to more than 230 U.S. domestic and international destinations from its hubs in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Denver, Chicago and Washington, D.C. With key global air rights in the Asia-Pacific region, Europe and Latin America, United is one of the largest international carriers based in the United States. United also is a founding member of Star Alliance, which provides connections for our customers to 1,089 destinations in 178 countries worldwide. United's 46,000 employees reside in every U.S. state and in many countries around the world. United ranked No. 1 in on-time performance for domestic scheduled flights for 2009 among America's five largest global carriers, as measured by the Department of Transportation and published in the Air Travel Consumer Report for 2009. News releases and other information about United can be found at the company's Web site at, and follow United on Twitter @UnitedAirlines.

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Hatfield, United Kingdom. UK Company Aviation Capital Solutions has acquired five BAe 146-300 regional jetliners from BAE Systems for use in the European air charter market and Africa with existing clients.

The aircraft are due for delivery through to June and initially will be based in Europe on ACMI contracts (aircraft, crew, maintenance and insurance) to cater for last minute aircraft capacity requests from charter companies and also scheduled airlines.

Maintenance for the aircraft and engines will be carried out by a related company, Avman Engineering, at Manston Airport in Kent which is offering fixed price engine support. Avman is a European Aviation Safety Agency-approved maintenance, repair and overhaul organisation with BAe 146 and Avro RJ line and base maintenance approvals and a Honeywell ALF 502/LF507 engine shop.

Jeff Ashfield, Managing Director of Aviation Capital Solutions, said today: 'We believe that the benefits of operating the BAe 146 in our chosen market will give us the necessary competitive edge to win business and this acquisition has already led to positive enquiries.'

Steve Doughty, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing for BAE Systems Regional Aircraft Asset Management added: 'The acquisition by Aviation Capital Solutions shows that the BAe 146 still has an important role to play in the prime European market. For the competitive ACMI sector a combination of low acquisition cost, good operational economics and strong passenger appeal are all vital factors and the BAe 146 is well placed to serve this niche.'

About BAE Systems

BAE Systems is a global defence, security and aerospace company with approximately 107,000 employees worldwide. The Company delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. In 2009 BAE Systems reported sales of £22.4 billion (US$ 36.2 billion).

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System Offers Operators Low Cost of Ownership and High Reliability

PHOENIX – Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Air Data Inertial Reference System (ADIRS), which provides navigational data, has become the standard inertial reference system for the Airbus A320, A330/A340 and A380 family of aircraft.

The ADIRS provides critical flight control and navigation information to multiple aircraft systems by autonomously tracking aircraft motion. ADIRS' advanced navigation accuracy is a key component for next-generation air traffic management capabilities, enabling more direct routing and flying precise satellite-based navigation approaches to airports to reduce flight delays and fuel costs.
'Operators can save more than $15,000 per aircraft annually in maintenance and fuel costs with Honeywell's ADIRS,' said Justin Ryan, Honeywell Aerospace vice president for Airbus accounts. 'When compared to competing systems, Honeywell's ADIRS has more than two times the reliability, averaging 40,000 hours of service, and weighs 39 pounds less.'

Three Air Data Inertial Reference Units (ADIRUs) each comprise three ring laser gyros and three quartz accelerometers to accurately sense aircraft position and attitude. By integrating data from the inertial sensors and Global Positioning System (GPS), ADIRS provides automatic initialization, faster align times and 100 percent availability of Required Navigation Performance approaches.

Honeywell is the world's leading supplier of high-performance laser inertial products for commercial aviation with more than 60,000 units delivered. Today's systems utilize advanced software features, digital ring laser gyros, and quartz accelerometers to provide high accuracy attitude, heading, velocity, flight vector, and other critical information to aircraft systems.

Additional Honeywell equipment available on Airbus aircraft include electronic fuel controls, auxiliary power unit, mechanical components, electric power, communication, navigation and information management, surveillance, flight management system, environmental control system, wheels, brakes, lighting and displays.

Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations.

Honeywell International ( is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products; turbochargers; and specialty materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit

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'Indie' the Jack Russell hotel mascot at the Hotel Indigo in Atlanta, GA will be matching every dollar donated for the 2010 Atlanta Pet Parade. Indie will be providing canine bacon treats too.

Indies keeper, General Manager Gabriele Webster of the Atlanta Midtown boutique hotel said: 'Hotel Indigo Atlanta has been working hard to raise money for the 2010 Atlanta Pet Parade so that Indie's friends at the Atlanta Humane Society will be well taken care of.'

'This cause is very important to us, because we know how difficult it is to find the right home and owner for a pet, and the Atlanta Humane Society is 'a haven with a heart.' That's why we couldn't let our 'pawfect match' pass us by.' On October 21, 2005, the hotel adopted the Jack Russell Terrier who is now the official mascot at the hotel.

For the 2010 Atlanta Pet Parade, Indie will match every dollar donated with two bacon treats.

Gabriele added: 'We believe in standing up for what we believe in, so please help us to stand in the gap for those who can not stand for themselves. If you would like to donate please visit our webpage at We we want this to be our best year ever.'

'We also invite you to stop by Hotel Indigo and visit with Indie anytime!'

The 2010 Atlanta Pet Parade takes place on Saturday, May 1, 2010, animal lovers and their pets will join together as thousands of paws walk for a cause. Pet Parade is Atlanta Humane Society's largest fundraising event and all proceeds directly benefit the shelter's homeless animals. For more information please visit

Hotel Indigo Atlanta is one of 35 unique, international boutique hotels in the USA, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, the UK and China.

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In January 2010,, the new online notice board that offers thousands of activities for people around the world seeking unique things to do, began awarding $100 to the two companies providing the best activities each week. The winners are those individuals and small businesses that post on and create the most compelling listings on the site.

This week's $100 winners are Lois Hopwood and Tony Hall for their Tile Decorating Workshop and Africa Riding Adventure Tours for its Motorbike Tour in Ethiopia.

Tile Decorating Workshop in Wales
Join Lois Hopwood and Tony Hall for one of their traditional tile decorating workshops. Learn how to hand make earthenware tiles and decorate them using hand painting, printing, sponging and more. The workshop includes all materials, lunch and refreshments.

Motorbike Tour in Ethiopia
Africa Riding Adventure Tours offers a historical motorbike tour across Northern Ethiopia. Discover the country's most famous attractions, such as Lalibela's rock-carved churches and Gondar's 16th century castles and churches.

About is the global notice board where anyone in the world can list and promote their unique things to do, and where site visitors can browse interesting activities, check availability and book their off-the-beaten-path experiences directly with suppliers via Only at, can visitors book an off-piste skiing trip in Kashmir, India, a memoir writing class in Paris, or a little-known painting class just around the corner. For more information, visit

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Tennis enthusiasts want it all when it comes to their vacation and Tennis Cruise ( may be exactly what they are looking for. Next up for Tennis Cruise is a luxury cruise vacation that includes tennis playing in NY, aboard the cruise ship, and Bermuda and ends with a visit to the US Open. This is the second event for Tennis Cruise, the first being a Caribbean cruise that coincided with the Sony Ericsson Open in Key Biscayne.

"Our first event went off exactly as planned and we know that this one will be even better. I couldn't be more excited with what we have planned for our next group," said Bob Lovinger, Founder of Tennis Cruise. He adds: "The reviews on our first event were staggering and humbling. Everyone really enjoyed the all inclusive and fun appeal of the cruise and they really enjoyed the tennis. Playing aboard a moving ship was particularly exciting. And legends Owen Davidson and Fred Stolle were great and entertaining.'

According to Lovinger, the celebrity for the Tennis Cruise-US Open event is not yet set but he promises that participants will be pleased.

Tennis Cruise-US Open takes place August 27 through September 3, 2010.

To learn more about Tennis Cruise, please visit:

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Court-ordered bankruptcy auction for former Famous Dave's BBQ Restaurant, a Tampa Bay Area Commercial Property, offered in Online Only Auctions event at, Bids start closing May 4th at 2 p.m. (PRWeb Apr 30, 2010)

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River Bottom Farms, a 70-site RV resort, is the first campground in South Carolina to join the national franchise chain, which caters to families with children (PRWeb Apr 30, 2010)

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Phil & Mardee Mott announced today that N2UP (purchased new by the Upjohn Company) has returned back home to Kalamazoo.

"We purchased this plane so that we could offer the local community quality medical assisted transportation. The plane will be equipped with special medical equipment to allow non-emergency medical transports as well as executive charter," said Mardee Mott.

Air Ambulance Provider LLC will provide the medical team & equipment for all medical transports.

'Combining the resources of Mott Enterprises, RAI Jets, & Air Ambulance Provider will give us the ability to offer an amazing service to the local community,' said Becky Bakeman, President of both Air Ambulance Provider & RAI Jets.

RAI Jets pilot, Doug Swartz, welcomes back the stand up cabin Citation jet, stating, 'As the Director of Aviation for Upjohn, I picked this plane out brand new from Cessna; now I get to fly it again! It was a great plane for Upjohn and will be a great addition to the other executive aircraft RAI Jets operates.'

With seating for up to 9 passengers, the Citation VIs streamline airframe and quiet, efficient engines allow it to fly non-stop from Kalamazoo to Los Angeles.

RAI Jets LLC currently provides charter air service, aircraft management & maintenance throughout North & Central America. RAI Jets' flights cover destinations throughout the continental U.S., Mexico, Canada and the Caribbean.

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Turkish Airlines now supports golf events under the name 'Turkish Airlines Challenge'

After signing sponsorship agreements with the most reputable brands FC Barcelona and Manchester United football clubs, Turkey's national flag carrier airline company, Turkish Airlines announces today that it has entered a new sponsorship agreement with the European Challenge Tour under the name 'Turkish Airlines Challenge' to be held in Antalya Belek.

156 Professional golfers will come to Turkey for the tournament on 29th April-2nd May 2010.

Throughout the year 2009, the winners of the European Challenge Tour have been awarded 4,693,649 Euros in total prize with 24 tournaments in 18 countries.

Turkish Airlines sponsors 'Turkish Airlines Ladies Open' also to be held in Belek, 6th May-9th May 2010. The event is expected to reach a billion viewers worldwide. 108 Professional women golfers from more than 30 countries will come to Belek for Turkish Airlines Ladies Open Turkey.

Turkish Airlines also announces that it signed a sponsorship agreement for 2010 Euroleague-Final Four organization which would take place between May 7th and 9th. Europe's best four basketball teams will compete in final four which is watched by nearly 950 million people in 185 countries.

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