Aircraft Supplier & MRO News - North America.
WestJet pilot agreement ratified The WestJet Pilot Association (WJPA) announced today that WestJet pilots have endorsed a tentative agreement with WestJet. The new four-year agreement will be effective January 1, 2015. "We are proud of what this agreement has attained and believe that it meets the priorities of our pilots and the company. We look forward to using the momentum from this agreement to build on WestJet's continued success," said WJPA Co-Chairs Michael Wesolowski and Paul Ysselmuiden. The WestJet Pilot Association represents WestJet pilots as part of the Proactive Communication Team (PACT), WestJet's employee association representing 9,500 non-management employees across Canada. Sun, Dec 21, 2014
B/E Aerospace Completes Spin-off of KLX Inc. B/E Aerospace announced that it has completed the previously announced spin-off of KLX Inc. ("KLX") (NASDAQ:KLXI) from B/E Aerospace. At 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2014, B/E Aerospace distributed all outstanding shares of KLX common stock to B/E Aerospace shareholders at a distribution ratio of one share of KLX common stock for every two shares of B/E Aerospace common stock held on the December 5, 2014 record date. Starting today, December 17, 2014, B/E Aerospace common stock will no longer include the value of KLX. Wed, Dec 17, 2014
Drones, balloons, satellites hold the key to worldwide Internet access
Drones, balloons and the latest technology in geostationary satellites could pave the way for global network coverage, bringing the Internet to an additional 4 billion people. Tue, Dec 16, 2014
BAE agrees to buy Eclipse Electronic Systems for $28M BAE Systems has agreed to buy Eclipse Electronic Systems from Esterline Corp. for $28 million. Texas-based Eclipse makes intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance products. Mon, Dec 15, 2014
Ending sequestration is "a jobs issue" Stopping sequestration is "a jobs issue," said Michael Strianese, chairman, president and CEO of L-3 Communications. "We lost a lot of good jobs last year -- per AIA, tens of thousands," he said. "And some losses can't be measured; this environment has made young people reluctant to go into our industry. Fewer and fewer are making investments in these career paths." Mon, Dec 15, 2014
Northrop delivers first new radar system for Taiwan's F-16s Taiwan has taken delivery of its first Northrop Grumman APG-83 scalable agile beam radar system, a replacement for the APG-68 system in Taiwan's fleet of F-16s. Delivery was achieved within 16 months of the contract award. Mon, Dec 15, 2014
ThalesRaytheonSystems wins radar contract for French military France's Direction Generale de l'Armement has contracted with ThalesRaytheonSystems for a dozen fixed Ground Master 400 radar systems plus four mobile tactical Ground Master 200 radar systems to detect threats in remote locations. Mon, Dec 15, 2014
$577.1B defense budget passes Congress, ready for presidential signature
The Senate's 89-11 passage of the $577.1 billion defense spending plan for the current budget year leaves the measure ready for President Barack Obama's signature. "Congress has come together over the years to make improvements in pay, benefits and health care for the men and women of the military; to reform the way in which we buy the weapons they use to carry out their missions," Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., said of the bill. Mon, Dec 15, 2014 1939-666X
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