In a move reminiscent of Facebook’s 2012 purchase of a facial recognition company Apple has purchased an Israeli facial recognition company called RealFace. The ten-employee company buyout was valued at two million dollars. Back in 2012 Facebook’s plan was to use its petabyte library of photos as reference to identify people when viewed through a phone’s camera. Thankfully it was suppressed by security administrations in the US and Europe. Apple seems to be moving in a different direction than Facebook, using the technology as a security measure. Read more >>

Posted on March 14, 2017 John Smith News

Energy has been a huge concern in the past two decades for numerous reasons such as pollution, global warming, and expenses. Scientists for the past hundred years and more have looked into new and sustainable methods of utilizing natural and renewable energy production that can eliminate our dependency on the poor energy system that we have today. Having said that, the energy system that we have today which runs all our cities lights and electronics, fuels our cars, our planes across the globe and gives our ships the enormous amount of energy that it needs to cross the seas and oceans. In order to change the source of energy that we are using today we need to stop depending on natural gas for energy. California has taken many initiatives towards protecting the well being of the planet and this is another initiative that California makes in order save energy and lower the cost of energy spending. Read more >>

Posted on January 4, 2017 John Smith News

EAA, The Experimental Aircraft Association, has just recently announced that they will now provide members with free access to the EAA Maker Edition software of Dassault Systèmes Solidworks Student Design Kit. Also included in the package are MySolidWorks online video tutorials, the MySolidWorks Manufacturing Network, and other related training and design resources. Solidworks 3D which is powered by the Dassault Systèmes 3DExperience Platform, enables millions of engineers and designers succeed through innovation and delivers an intuitive experience in the many areas of product design, publishing, data management, simulation, and environmental impact assessment. EAA CEO and Chairman Jack Pelton believes that” EAA has inspired, enabled, and defended their members’ right to take a dream sketched on a napkin at the dinner table to first flight and beyond” since its inception in the humble beginnings of Paul and Audrey’s basement. With Solidworks receiving acclaim as the industry’s gold standard for computer-aided design. With many aircraft and kit manufacturers from Cirrus to Zenith designing for Solidworks for today’s top aircrafts, EAA members are incredibly fortunate to have been granted access to this power tool. Read more >>

Posted on August 25, 2016 John Smith News

On July 27th 2016, Tomas Kellner wrote an article for that will have a turboprop that is 3D printed in the next generation Cessna which is the Denali. Textron’s Cessna Denali is considered the newest business jet using a propeller engine priced very affordably. The Denali is priced at $4.8 million. The Denali has the largest cabin in its class. This can seat up to eight people. Not only this but this engine is powerful enough to go from Miami to New York or Chicago to Los Angeles on one tank. It was in Oshkosh, Wisconsin where Textron and GE Aviation Systems worked together to present the mock up of the plane’s engine and cabin at the EAA AirVentures airshow. Here is what Kellner has to say about the design of the Denali. Read more >>

Posted on August 18, 2016 John Smith News

Bombardier the Canadian aerospace company has reached a major milestone today in regards to the CSeries family aircraft program with the official delivery to launch operator SWISS for the first of the 30 airliners as part of a historic deal. Read more >>

Posted on August 11, 2016 John Smith News

For the first time in history, the number of flights around the entire world in the month of June surpassed the mark of three million planned flights. This exceedingly high number marks an increase of 3.5 percent in comparison to last year. This milestone is just one of the findings from the most recent Global Aviation Monitor. More than 850 airlines and 3,500 airports were regularly monitored by researchers at the German Aerospace Center in order to determine and analyze the current trends in global air traffic. Read more >>

Posted on August 3, 2016 John Smith News

Delta Air Lines Incorporated. (NYSE: DAL) became the first U.S based airline to offer free on-board movies and TV.  Beginning July 1st, Delta Airlines will offer the free entertainment for all customers on two-class aircrafts.  With nearly 90 percent of Delta's fleet offering two-classes; it fair to say that anyone flying with Delta Airlines will get the chance to enjoy some free entertainment. Read more >>

Posted on July 28, 2016 John Smith News

Airbus delivers its first of many A350-900 aircraft to Cathay Pacific. Delivered from one of Airbus’ location in Toulouse in southern France on a Sunday morning May 29th. The A350 aircraft will be fueled with 10% diesel and 90 % regular fuel. Even though Cathay just received it they plan on having it departure on June 15th going from Honk Kong to the Manila, Philippines. Cathay becomes the 3rd operator of Airbus A350 XWB in China and the 6th operator worldwide. As Airbus industries continues to promote its luxurious style it ensures that the passenger is fully equipped with entertainment and comfort. Read more >>

Posted on July 15, 2016 John Smith News

On May 20th 2016, Brandon Farris wrote an article that was published in Airways News that talks about how Boeing is opening a new composite wing center for their 777x. The new composite wing center for the 777x is located in Everett, Washington. This location is actually a bit north of the Everett Boeing plant. To be more specific about its whereabouts, the facility is a little bit behind the 777 final assembly line. Read more >>

Posted on July 14, 2016 John Smith News

American Airlines has announced that they have plans to accelerate the retirements of all of their Airbus A330-300s, Embraer E190s and part of their Boeing 767-300ERs. The announcement came via letter from the American Vice President of Flight Service Hector Adler as reported first by Brian Sumers. AA currently operates nine Airbus A330-300s and forty 767-300ERs out of a possible wide body fleet of 146 aircrafts and twenty E190s out of a possible 796 aircrafts from the mainline narrow body fleet. The retirement of the oldest fifteen 767-300ERs has already been scheduled to take place anytime between now and the end of 2017. Additionally AA plans to retire eight more in 2018 leaving the carrier with just seventeen of the newest 767-300ERs left in its fleet. Read more >>

Posted on May 26, 2016 John Smith News

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