Business News Archive - February 26, 2009

LONDON, February 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BBA Aviation, the UK aviation services and systems company, today announced its 2008 preliminary results saying it had delivered a robust performance and sees underlying profits rise despite challenging conditions. In a video interview Chief Executive Simon Pryce commented: " I think our 2008 financial performance was extremely good given the environment we faced with revenues in excess of GBP1.1bn - up 18% over 2007." The interview and transcript are available now on http://w3.cantos.com/bba_aviation. It's free to view.

PARIS, February 26 /PRNewswire/ -- - Registration for the 2009 International Transport Forum Opens With Early Registration Discount Until 30 April "We are preparing the second International Transport Forum at an exceptionally challenging time for the global economy," said the Secretary General of the International Transport Forum (ITF) Jack Short in Paris on Thursday, while announcing the opening of the registration for this year's Forum, a key global meeting for the transportation community from politics and business.

DUBAI, February 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - FY09 Outlook is Strong With Opening Backlog of USD 716 Million. MIS Co. Ltd. Inc.

- Usher in the Spring Season with Fares as Low as $39* - ORLANDO, Fla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- AirTran Airways, a subsidiary of AirTran Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: AAI), today launched a sale for travel from Atlanta to over 40 of the airline's destinations with fares starting as low as $39*.

PITTSBURGH, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Portec Rail Products, Inc.

2009 Capital Expenditure Budget Reduced in Line with Cash Flow Outlook ENID, Okla., Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Continental Resources, Inc.

Word of the Day
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The word 'gammon' in the sense of 'joke, trick' may come from 'backgammon'.