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2010-04-14 22:59:00

XI'AN, China, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies, and Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC) held a contract-signing ceremony today naming Parker the primary fly-by-wire flight control actuation system provider for the new COMAC C919 large aircraft. The ceremony was attended by Parker Aerospace, COMAC executives, and local city officials....

2010-04-14 10:05:00

EL CAJON, Calif., April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Phyre Technologies, Inc. announced today it has received a United States patent (7,694,916) for its "Green On-Board Inert Gas Generating System" - GOBIGGS(TM) fuel tank inerting system. GOBIGGS(TM) is the first closed-loop, environmentally friendly inerting system for use in aircraft, ships and land based storage units. GOBIGGS(TM) was developed in part to address flammability of aircraft fuel tanks and newly mandated FAA rules; in response to...

2010-04-13 22:59:00

NANJING, China, April 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Parker Aerospace, a business segment of Parker Hannifin Corporation (NYSE: PH), the global leader in motion and control technologies; the Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China, Ltd. (COMAC); and China Aviation Industry Systems Company (AVIC Systems) held a contract-signing ceremony today naming Parker the fuel, inerting, and hydraulic systems provider for the new COMAC C919 large aircraft, and to announce a joint venture between Parker...

2008-09-26 03:00:25

By Anonymous AVIATION SAFETY The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) commended Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its final rule on reducing fuel tank flammability in transport category airplanes. The issue has been on the board's Most Wanted List of Transportation Safety Improvements since 2002, and NTSB Chair Mark Rosenker says the rule "represents a significant step toward avoiding future aviation accidents of this nature." NTSB said the rule is a result of the board's...

2008-07-21 12:00:54

By JOAN LOWY ASHBURN, Va. -- A device to prevent airplane fuel tanks from exploding must be installed on certain passenger jets and cargo planes, federal officials said Wednesday, 12 years after such an explosion destroyed TWA Flight 800, killing all 230 people aboard. The new safety requirement, announced by Transportation Secretary Mary Peters, applies to new passenger and cargo planes that have center wing fuel tanks like TWA 800, a Boeing 747, which exploded over the Atlantic Ocean...

2008-07-17 09:00:52

By Tom Brune, Newsday, Melville, N.Y. Jul. 17--WASHINGTON -- Within five months of the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996, the National Transportation Safety Board suggested a federal regulation to address the fuel tank explosion that caused the jet's destruction. But for the next 12 years -- until yesterday -- that regulation was delayed by a stiff wind from the hard-pressed airline industry, complaining about the rule's cost and technical practicality, say safety experts. Just weeks...

2008-07-17 09:00:00

By Matthew L. Wald Twelve years after TWA Flight 800 exploded off the coast of Long Island, New York, killing all 230 people aboard, the secretary of transportation headed to the site of the reconstructed fuselage Wednesday to announce a final rule designed to prevent more accidents caused by explosions in fuel tanks. The rule, which will require airlines to pump inert gas into the tanks, will cover all new passenger and cargo airliners plus passenger planes built in most of the 1990s, but...

2008-07-17 09:00:51

FAA to announce new safety measures prompted by 1996 air crash NEW YORK, July 16 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is ready to make a major safety improvement in the light of the investigation into the crash of TWA flight 800 in 1996. Investigators concluded that an explosion in the fuel tank of the 747 brought the plane down off Long Island, shortly after takeoff from John F. Kennedy International Airport, according to a website report available on www.ny1.com...

2008-07-16 18:00:29

Phyre Technologies applauds the new fuel tank safety rule announced today by the Department of Transportation aimed at preventing future fuel tank explosions on commercial airlines like the 1996 TWA flight 800 disaster. The company has pioneered an effective "green" on-board system that removes oxygen and vapor in fuel tanks to avoid the possible ignition of combustible gasses. Phyre Technologies is the global pioneer and leader in closed-loop fuel tank safety technology for commercial...


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