Business News Archive - June 15, 2009

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Saft Specialized Battery Systems Will Power Key Elements of the Ariane 5 ECA Launch Vehicle - Latest Order Follows the Success of the Previous Contract for Battery Systems for 30 Ariane 5 Launch Vehicles Awarded in 2005 Saft, the world specialist in the design and manufacture of high-tech industrial batteries, has been awarded a multi-million Euro contract by EADS Astrium Space Transportation to provide all the in-flight battery systems for the next 35 Ariane 5 ECA launch vehicles.

SHANGHAI, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The 2008 China Frost & Sullivan Award for Growth Excellence was presented to ShengdaTech, Inc.

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - High-energy Technology Needed for NASA's Future Missions Saft, a world leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance batteries, has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to develop the next-generation lithium-ion (Li-ion) technology for NASA.

WILMINGTON, Del., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Beacon Redevelopment Industrial Corporation (Pink Sheets: BCND) is pleased to announce that it appointed Rick Blackburn as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr.

SmartLanding(TM) Is a Cost-Effective Way to Alert Crew if Aircraft is Unstable on Approach or is Landing Too Far Down the Runway PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has launched a product that builds on existing Honeywell technologies to address runway excursions that will alert pilots if the aircraft's approach is unstable and at risk for an unsafe landing.

Engine Power and Operability Meets Stringent Needs of Unmanned Aircraft PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the United States Air Force's (USAF) recent announcement to procure a total of 319 MQ-9 Reaper aircraft will result in additional TPE331-10 engine orders worth more than $400 million over program life. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO ) "The Honeywell TPE331-10 engine delivers the power combined with low fuel consumption the Reaper needs to complete its missions associated with long-range, long-loiter and heavy-hauling capability," said Garrett Mikita, President, Defense and Space, Honeywell Aerospace.

SmartRunway(TM) Is a Cost-Effective Way to Reduce Risk at Crowded Airports PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW --Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today Boeing will begin offering a standardized version of Honeywell's Runway Awareness and Advisory System (RAAS), a part of Honeywell's new SmartRunway(TM) safety program that provides visual and aural alerts to the crew about runway situational awareness, as a forward-fit option on 777 and 747-8 aircraft, available beginning in late 2009.

AMSTERDAM, June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international consultancy, design and engineering company, announced the opening of the third large landfill gas (LFG) plant near Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, named Novo Gramacho.

PARIS, June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- PARIS AIR SHOW -- Airbus, an EADS company, has selected Hamilton Sundstrand's Ratier-Figeac unit to supply cockpit side stick controllers for its new A350XWB (Extra Wide Body) aircraft family. Hamilton Sundstrand is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.

Geospatial software to enable governments and corporations to seamlessly share geospatial information and comply with industry standards HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph(R) has introduced new spatial data infrastructure (SDI) application software to ensure harmonized geospatial data exchange within the enterprise and between government, businesses and the public for improved communication, collaboration, productivity, ease of maintenance and reduced costs. Intergraph's SDI application now includes the GeoMedia(R) SDI Pro product, which provides advanced Web services for implementing spatial data infrastructures and enables organizations to meet government data collaboration and compliance mandates.