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2014-06-17 08:20:54

Aerial Firefighters Assure Aircraft Availability Through Aggressive Prep Work WASHINGTON, June 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Operational readiness of firefighting aircraft during mandatory availability periods (MAPs) is assured, annually, thanks to an ongoing focus on heavy maintenance events scheduled for the low fire risk winter months. MAPs are the specific time frames, usually ranging between 90 and 180 days, when the operators are contractually obligated to Federal or State...

2010-04-20 11:43:00

PHOENIX, April 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that it has extended a maintenance agreement with GoJet Airlines through 2023, increasing aftermarket service and support on Honeywell products to include 25 Bombardier CRJ700 aircraft. The total contract is valued at $4.5 million. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080425/LAF040LOGO) "Honeywell's engineering expertise will ensure our safety products are operating at peak performance, enabling...

2008-06-15 00:00:00

By Alice Wright An airline pilot carried out an emergency landing after fumes on board left crew members feeling "inebriated, light-headed, sick and distressed", accident investigators said. A report into the incident said pilots and crew members on the Exeter-based Flybe airline flight from Belfast had to put on oxygen masks and make an emergency landing because of "terrible- smelling fumes", believed to have been formaldehyde. The incident, on September 6 last year, was the latest in a...


Word of the Day
sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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