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2014-10-29 08:23:35

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Defense and security company Saab has announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Runway Status Lights (RWSL) program has achieved the Initial Operating Capability (IOC) milestone at seven airports. IOC indicates the system is fully operational for Air Traffic Control purposes. RWSL, being deployed to a total of 17 airports nationwide, enhances the safety of runways and taxiways and reduces runway incursions through...

2014-10-24 16:21:26

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), the world's largest Flight Attendant union, together with aviation union affiliates of the AFL-CIO's Transportation Trades Department, today spoke with principles and senior officials from agencies charged with aviation safety, health and security about a coordinated response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "The arrival of Ebola...

2014-10-22 23:14:58

Paul BJ Ransbury, The President of Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Provider Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), Joins the NBAA Safety Committee - Loss of Control In-flight (LOC-I) is the Leading Cause of Fatalities Across All Sectors of Aviation; Effectively Delivered UPRT Reduces the LOC-I Threat to Air Safety through Pilot Knowledge and Skill Development. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 22, 2014 Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) announced today at NBAA 2014 that its...

2014-10-21 23:15:16

Aviation Performance Solutions (APS) Announced Today the Opening of its Fourth Global Upset Training Location in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for Professional Pilots - APS Now Spans Three Continents in the Northern Hemisphere to Include North America, Europe and Asia with its Industry-leading Airplane Upset Prevention and Recovery Training (UPRT) Services. Orlando, Florida (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Aviation Performance Solutions (APS), an Arizona-based and headquartered global training...

2014-10-21 12:22:05

AMMON, Idaho, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As the next winter season quickly approaches, the City of Ammon, Idaho is turning to liquids and anti-icing to help stay one step ahead of the snow and ice to come. To make sure they are prepared, the city has purchased a new brine maker and is gearing up their equipment and crew for what could be another long and snowy season. The system they purchased, the AccuBatch(®) brine maker, is manufactured by Cargill Deicing Technology. Capable...

2014-10-17 23:00:54

US airports can now lease DeTect’s proven avian radar system to reduce bird-aircraft strikes and improve flight safety. Panama City, Florida (PRWEB) October 17, 2014 DeTect, Inc. (http://www.detect-inc.com) today announced that through a partnership with a major national leasing firm DeTect can offer competitive operating lease and lease-purchase financing to US airports for its MERLIN Aircraft Birdstrike Avoidance Radar system that includes the system, delivery, installation,...

2014-10-16 16:20:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing Frontier Airlines Flight Attendants, applauds Frontier Airlines management for responding immediately to the concerns of frontline workers and taking decisive action to safeguard the health and safety of Flight Attendants affected by transport of the confirmed Ebola patient. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO "We applaud Frontier Airlines management...

2014-10-13 12:21:19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mike Perrone, national president of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists, AFL-CIO (PASS), the union that represents Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) technical employees, released the following statement upon the reopening of the Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ZAU ARTCC): "PASS stands with the FAA and the entire aviation community in recognition of the hard work and heroic efforts of Technical Operations...

2014-10-09 12:21:56

EL CAJON, Calif., Oct. 09, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Phyre Technologies, Inc. ("Phyre") announced that they had successfully completed the GOBIGGS(TM) fuel tank inerting system prototype testing and demonstration phase of the Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration (CTPD). Phyre is contracted by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation, to build and demonstrate a Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System (GOBIGGS(TM)) system for the UH-60 BLACK HAWK...

2014-10-07 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA), representing nearly 60,000 Flight Attendants at 19 airlines, today called on government and public health officials to collaborate on more extensive health screenings of passengers travelling from areas affected by the current Ebola outbreak. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110302/DC58223LOGO In a statement, the union said recent events have shown that, today, the airlines and...


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