Diehl Aircabin has chosen Siemens PLM Software’s Teamcenter digital lifecycle management portfolio to help with its design, development and manufacture of cabin modules, crew rest compartments and air distribution systems for aircraft, including those for the new Airbus A350XWB.
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Customer service training provider ServiceElements has added a new capability: collecting and analyzing market data to help customers expand their businesses and prepare for the improving economy. Owen Robbins, vice president of survey research and performance metrics and a clinical psychologist, will head the new initiative.
It goes without saying that the development of the Internet is one of the most significant achievements in history. The ability to mass communicate without geographic or time limitations allows even the smallest company to have international market potential at practically no cost. Yet while a company such as eBay, the online auction Web site, has capitalized on the Internet’s potential, aviation has yet to fully embrace it.
EDS (Hall 1A Exhibitor’s Club Restaurant and Bar) and product lifecycle management specialist Siemens PLM Software (Hall 4 Stand E17) are combining their respective aerospace and defense logistics and IT infrastructure services skills to create
Cabin management system specialist IEC International has introduced the new color version of its soft switch panel. The new version makes the cabin management switches more intuitive for users by grouping functions by color. In response to customer feedback, the panel is also about 50-percent slimmer than previous models.
For years one of the most difficult aspects of creating a business aircraft interior has been providing a realistic representation of the finished product to the client. This is the first stage of the completion process, and it is critical to the on-time delivery of the finished airplane, within budget and meeting or exceeding the client’s expectations.
The DOT is proposing to eliminate many of the drug-related questions required to be answered by employers on the annual management information system (MIS) forms. If the proposal is adopted, 14 question areas will be dropped from the MIS form. Elimination of the data will reduce the MIS form to a single page and standardize the information collected across DOT agencies, including the FAA.
People become packrats because they believe it never fails that they will need something the day after they’ve discarded it. Then one day they look at the bulging file cabinets and closets and decide to purge everything. Unfortunately, neither extreme is a good idea.
Van Isle Avionics is now accepting the Multi Service Card for payment. According to the Abbotsford, B.C. company, it is the first service-support provider in Canada–and one of the initial few around the world–to agree to accept the credit card for maintenance work. The card has traditionally been used for FBO services and products such as fuel, ramp charges, air navigation and airport fees and catering.
Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) transmission requirements will again change. Effective on or about October 4, commercial operators must make an APIS transmission using the UN-EDIFACT format, which captures additional passenger information. The NBAA APIS submission service does not use this format and as of that date will no longer be available.