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2010-11-22 09:19:00

Official Statement from Teamsters Airline Division Director David Bourne WASHINGTON, Nov. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, Captain David P. Bourne, Director of the Airline Division of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, addressed the FAA's current Notice of Proposed Rule Making (NPRM) regarding minimum pilot standards. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) "The Airline Division of the Teamsters Union is fully committed to...

2010-09-16 02:00:00

HONOLULU, Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boeing 747-400 cargo airplane that crashed near Dubai airport on September 3rd might have landed safely if the airplane had been equipped with emergency vision technology that permits pilots to see under conditions of unstoppable blinding smoke. Vision safety equipment is installed on approximately 1,500 airplanes, including aircraft flown by high-ranking government officials and on executive business jets; however it is only found on a few commercial...

2010-08-10 09:41:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- ExpertFlyer.com, the premier air travel information tool offering complete and efficient ways to access the ever changing details of worldwide air travel information, recently talked with Captain Karen Kahn, one of the airline industry's most senior female pilots, as part of its One-on-One blog series. Captain Kahn shares her unique perspective from the cockpit, shares some of her strategies for keeping on schedule and passengers informed. She is also...

2010-05-05 17:07:00

FOXBORO, Mass., May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- SOLIDFX®, LLC, makers of digital readers for Jeppesen terminal charts, and Jeppesen announced today that SOLIDFX Aviation Information Managers powered by Jeppesen eChart Reader Services will be used on Air Journey's Around-the-World Adventure. Normally contained in 46 binders weighing 230 pounds and reaching 14 feet high when stacked, the worldwide Jeppesen terminal charts will be instantly available in the portable, half-inch thick,...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

CLEVELAND, July 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ --TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) announced today that it has acquired the stock of Acme Aerospace, Inc. (Acme) from a subsidiary of Actuant Corporation (NYSE: ATU) for approximately $40 million in cash. Acme supplies proprietary, highly engineered components to the commercial aerospace industry. Acme has annual revenues of approximately $18 million and employs approximately 90 people in its Tempe, Arizona facility. Acme produces fibrous...

2009-06-15 01:36:00

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. (NYSE: UTX). Hamilton Sundstrand will provide one pilot and one co-pilot cockpit side stick controller per aircraft. They will be designed and produced at the company's Ratier-Figeac facility in Figeac,...

2009-06-10 09:00:00

OWEGO, N.Y., June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) has delivered the 200th Common Cockpit(TM) avionics suite to the U.S. Navy's MH-60R and MH-60S multimission helicopter programs. The avionics suite has flown more than 250,000 flight hours aboard the two SEAHAWK(R) helicopter types since cockpit deliveries began in January 2000. To date, Lockheed Martin has delivered 47 cockpits for the MH-60R, the Navy's newest and most advanced anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare...

2008-12-16 15:14:00

CLEVELAND, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) announced today that it has acquired the stock of Aircraft Parts Corporation ("APC") from Unison Industries LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Electric Company's GE Aviation business unit, for approximately $68 million in cash. APC has been a supplier of proprietary, highly engineered components to the commercial aerospace industry for almost 50 years. APC, located in Holtsville, New York, has...

2008-08-13 12:00:42

SkyEurope Airlines has selected AD Aerospace's CabinVu-123 cockpit door monitoring system to improve safety and security across its fleet of 15 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The CabinVu-123 system reportedly increase cockpit security by giving the pilots' a clear view of any activity outside the cockpit door and in the adjacent galleys and therefore improving their situational awareness. The system, which is claimed to have less line replaceable units, lower weight and simplified installation...

2008-08-04 00:00:14

By LYNNE WALKER Theatre CHARLIE VICTOR ROMEO Udderbelly's Pasture **** Anyone who has just flown in for the Edinburgh Fringe might be tempted to tear up their return ticket after checking in to Charlie Victor Romeo. Adapted from transcripts of black-box recordings of actual airline emergencies - its title is the military phonetic alphabet code for "cockpit voice recorder" - this will surely count as one of the scariest shows to hit this year's festival. Staged by the...


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