Political geography

August 12, 2010 - 11:19am

NTSB investigators are at the site of Monday’s Alaska crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T turboprop-conversion floatplane that killed five, including former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska), and left four others seriously injured, including former NASA administrator and current EADS North America chairman Sean O’Keefe and his teenage son.

August 10, 2010 - 12:47pm

The NTSB this morning dispatched a go team that includes chairman Deborah Hersman to Alaska to investigate last night's crash of a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Otter turboprop single, which was carrying former Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) and former NASA administrator and current EADS North America chairman Sean O'Keefe, among others.

August 2, 2010 - 9:53am

Patients needing aeromedical evacuation from North Africa can now take advantage of a Synergy Aviation Hawker Beechcraft King Air 200 based in Malta. The King Air is based at Malta’s Luqa Airport and is equipped with a Lifeport stretcher and five passenger seats. UK-based Synergy and Medilink International are cooperating to deliver medical transportation and care services to clients in Europe, Africa and the Mediterranean.

July 21, 2010 - 9:16am

Ahmed Reda Chami, Morocco’s minister of industry, trade and new technologies, said here in Farnborough that a European company with 10,000 employees, ranging from clerical workers to senior directors, would save approximately $363 million per year by moving its operation to his country. He pointed out the benefits of establishing factories there, including lower labor costs and the proximity to European markets.

July 20, 2010 - 6:59am

ProMexico, the government agency in charge of promoting trade and investment for Mexico held a seminar here at the Farnborough airshow to promote the “Hecho en México” (“Made in Mexico”) label, highlighting the benefits of building factories and maintenance workshops, as well as research-and-development (R&D) offices in that country. ProMexico officials claim the locale compares favorably with China if all costs are factored in.

July 20, 2010 - 6:59am

ProMexico, the government agency in charge of promoting trade and investment for Mexico held a seminar here at the Farnborough airshow to promote the “Hecho en México” (“Made in Mexico”) label, highlighting the benefits of building factories and maintenance workshops, as well as research-and-development (R&D) offices in that country. ProMexico officials claim the locale compares favorably with China if all costs are factored in.

July 19, 2010 - 8:35am

UK-based ammunition specialist Chemring Group (Hall 4 A12) and Malaysia-based National Aerospace and Defence Industries (NADI) signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday that will allow NADI-owned SME Ordnance to offer Chemring’s full range of products. SME Ordnance will be able to offer military pyrotechnics and demolition materials, for example, to the Malaysian forces and those of other Southeast Asian countries.

July 18, 2010 - 12:39am

The Moroccan government’s military transport wing has taken delivery of the first of four C-27J Spartans that it ordered from Alenia Aeronautica in October 2008. The aircraft, which arrived at Kenitra air base on July 7, is equipped with the self-protection suite but does not feature an in-flight refuelling probe.

June 28, 2010 - 12:47pm

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency expanded the pre-clearance program that allows business aircraft passengers and crew to complete immigration and customs procedures in Shannon, Ireland, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It is now available to aircraft operated under Part 135, rather than just Part 91, and the facility’s hours have been expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday through Friday and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

June 22, 2010 - 11:59am

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency has expanded the pre-clearance program that allows business aircraft passengers and crew to complete immigration and customs procedures in Shannon, Ireland, before crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It is now available to aircraft operated under Part 135, rather than just Part 91, and the facility’s hours have been expanded to 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 
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