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2014-02-25 16:21:02

MOSCOW, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Amid a series of sweeping winter storms blanketing North America and Europe, and bringing transport systems and everyday logistics for millions to a halt, a new association is being formed in Moscow, Russia, a country where average winters last for up to 6 months. The Moscow-based Russian Association of Winter Road Maintenance is tasked to bring under one roof all sides concerned with snow and ice-related problems: top meteorological scientists...

2014-02-24 08:21:22

FAA-Tested Solution Helps Airlines Migrate From Decommissioned Networks to NextGen Networks AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AvFinity, developer of data communication solutions for the aviation industry, today announced the availability of AvFinity NADIN CONNECT AIRS(TM), a solution designed to speed aviation's adoption of the FAA's NextGen digital communications advancements. The AvFinity NADIN CONNECT AIRS provides rapid benefits from NextGen efficiencies and an...

2014-02-15 12:20:05

NEW YORK and CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- LOT Polish Airlines is allowing passengers to use their personal electronic devices (PED) on board LOT's aircraft in flight mode beginning Feb. 17, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20101101/LA92109LOGO Passengers may keep these devices switched on throughout the journey including take-offs and landings. They may use all the functions on their phones, tablets, MP3 players or cameras, but without the use of the cellular...

2014-01-27 16:20:33

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) today called on United Airlines management to address proposed staffing issues by working with AFA on an array of solutions that would avert involuntary furloughs. AFA represents over 25,000 Flight Attendants at United. "AFA leadership has been working for months to reach collaborative solutions with United management for reasonable alternatives to an involuntary furlough at a...

2014-01-15 08:21:19

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Flight Attendants- CWA (AFA) issued the following statement today honoring the professionalism of the crew of US Airways flight 1549, five years after AFA US Airways Flight Attendants Donna Dent, Sheila Dail, and Doreen Welsh brought much needed attention to the primary role and purpose of Flight Attendants: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110302/DC58223LOGO) "On January 15, 2009, three US Airways...

2014-01-07 23:02:09

Safety Management Systems is offering OPITO training beginning on Jan. 8. (PRWEB) January 07, 2014 Safety Management Systems (SMS) has expanded its course selection to include globally-recognized Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization (OPITO) training. Classes begin Jan. 8. OPITO, an industry-owned organization that sets standards for international oil & gas training, approved SMS as a provider after a rigorous process to assure the quality and content of SMS’ offshore...

NASA Offers Site For Virginia Tech Drones
2014-01-03 15:50:31

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online NASA announced on Friday that the selection of six unmanned aircraft system (UAS) test sites could have an impact on its research at two of its facilities. The space agency said its Langley Research Center and Wallops Flight Facility could be working with Virginia Tech teams on the UAS research. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced earlier this week that Virginia Tech is planning to conduct UAS failure mode testing and...

FAA Announces Drone Sites
2013-12-30 16:39:28

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online With unmanned flying drones expected to see commercial use in the coming years, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has announced six sites that will be set aside for the development of these robotic aviation systems. The sites are located in Alaska, Nevada, New York, North Dakota, Texas and Virginia. Congress had tasked the FAA with establishing the test sites as part of an objective to have unmanned drones sharing the skies...

Government Debates Over Possible Move To Lift In-Flight Mobile Ban
2013-12-13 10:38:40

Peter Suciu for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online On Thursday the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted 3-2 to consider whether the decades-old ban on in-flight mobile phones should be lifted. On the same day the federal Department of Transportation, along with three members of Congress, asked for legislation to hang up calls on planes altogether. The Secretary of Transportation Anthony Fox released a statement noting that he is considering the possibility of banning in-flight...


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