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NWC Fights Back Chamber of Commerce/KBR Attack on Whistleblowers at Supreme Court
10/22/2014 6:06:38 PM
Yesterday, the National Whistleblower Center filed a  “friend of court” brief  in  Kellogg Brown & Root Services, Inc. v. United States ex rel. Carter  before the U.S. Supreme Court.  The extensive brief delivers a full rebuttal of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (Chamber) and Kellogg Brown & Root’s (KBR) attack on the integrity of whistleblowers. The Chamber and its …
CAE and Bombardier Continue to Grow Authorized Training Provider Network for Bombardier Business Aircraft Customers
10/22/2014 12:26:03 PM
Bombardier and CAE today announced at the National Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA 2014) that they are expanding their Authorized Training Provider (ATP) network to include the Bombardier Challenger 350 business jet. Bombardier has appointed CAE as ATP to offer flight and technical training to operators of Challenger 350 business jets. As an ATP, CAE …
Two Named to Leadership Roles for Aviation Project Site at GreenWood, Inc.
Two Named to Leadership Roles for Aviation Project Site at GreenWood, Inc.
10/22/2014 11:52:34 AM
Greenville, SC - - October 22, 2014 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated maintenance, operations and construction solutions provider has named Bob Gafner as maintenance site supervisor and Greg Hyatt as maintenance data analyst for the company’s aviation engine manufacturing project site in South Carolina.  GreenWood is delivering ongoing production equipment maintenance …
TWI Awarded GSA Logistics Worldwide Contract
TWI Awarded GSA Logistics Worldwide Contract
10/17/2014 3:26:41 PM
Earlier this week, the General Services Administration (GSA) awarded TWI a contract on the Logistics Worldwide (LOGWORLD) Schedule 874 V program. With this flexible contract vehicle, TWI is able to offer tailored procurement and logistics solutions to USG agencies and other authorized customers around the world. The LOGWORLD Multiple Award Schedule 874 V assists federal …
Ubisense to Host Webinar on Visibility in Manufacturing on October 23
Ubisense to Host Webinar on Visibility in Manufacturing on October 23
10/15/2014 12:00:00 PM
Oct. 15, 2014 — Ubisense , the leader in location intelligence, announced today it will host a webinar on October 23: Visibility in Manufacturing: Discover the Path to Industry 4.0.   Industry 4.0, known as the next Industrial Revolution, involves integrating data from many kinds of sensors to gain the necessary visibility to predict issues and self-diagnose as problems …
Industry-First Automated RNP AR NavData Validation Service Introduced
Industry-First Automated RNP AR NavData Validation Service Introduced
10/14/2014 9:48:09 AM
Garmin International Inc. and Jeppesen, a part of Boeing Commercial Aviation Services, today introduced the RNP AR NavData Service, a new tool for pilots utilizing Required Navigation Performance – Authorization Required (RNP AR) procedures. The new service automates time-consuming data validation processes that are required for business, general and commercial aviation RNP AR …
TransDigm Announces the Hiring of Kevin Stein as Chief Operating Officer of Power Group
10/14/2014 9:30:35 AM
TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE: TDG) today announced that it has hired Kevin Stein as Chief Operating Officer of its Power Group. TransDigm’s Power business group makes up roughly half of the Company’s revenues and a modestly higher portion of its EBITDA As Defined. Mr. Stein was most recently the Executive Vice President of Precision Castparts Corporation (NYSE: PCP) …
Creative Electron Announces New Custom and OEM X-Ray Division
10/13/2014 1:33:39 PM
Creative Electron announced today the creation of a new division dedicated to the design and manufacture of custom and OEM x-ray inspection solutions. The new division will be lead by Dr. Glen Thomas, an industry veteran with decades of experience in designing custom solutions for a wide range of applications – from wood to small animal radiographic inspection. The Custom …
Bombardier Showcases its Leading Business Jet Portfolio at NBAA 2014
10/10/2014 10:45:37 AM
Bombardier, the world’s largest business aircraft manufacturer, will showcase its leading business jet product portfolio at the 67th annual National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida from October 21-23, 2014. “The annual NBAA conference and exhibition is a key event and we’re proud to showcase the largest portfolio of products …
Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Deliver Payload for Fourth SBIRS Missile Defense Early Warning Satellite
10/9/2014 8:53:56 AM
Prime contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT ) and payload provider Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC ) have delivered the payload for the fourth Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO) satellite of the U.S. Air Force’s Space Based Infrared System ( SBIRS ). The payload, delivered on Sept. 30, will now be integrated with the SBIRS GEO-4 satellite bus in final assembly, integration and test …
Inmarsat signs MOA with TECOM for Global Xpress government aviation terminals
10/8/2014 8:17:04 AM
Inmarsat and TECOM, a part of Smiths Microwave and a leader in innovative design and manufacturing of high-performance antenna systems, have established a Memorandum of Arrangement (MOA) to manufacture Global Xpress aviation terminals for the government market. TECOM’s initial offering for the government aviation market is the recently-developed Ka-5000 SATCOM antenna system. …
Global Aviation Engine Manufacturer Chooses GreenWood, Inc. for Production Equipment Maintenance Services
Global Aviation Engine Manufacturer Chooses GreenWood, Inc. for Production Equipment Maintenance Services
10/7/2014 12:07:05 PM
Greenville, SC - - October 7, 2014 - - GreenWood, Inc., an integrated operations, maintenance and construction solutions provider, was recently awarded a contract to deliver on-going production equipment maintenance services for a world-leading provider of aviation engines, components and integrated systems located in South Carolina.  In addition to continuous maintenance …
New Manned UAVs Cost Half of Drones, with No Restrictions
10/7/2014 8:00:00 AM
Cessnas flown solo as  manned UAVs  are inherently less expensive than unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and are legal in all airspace. Equipped with the same unmanned aerial systems (UAS) sensors, the manned UAVs on large commercial missions will:  Operate at a lower cost per mile, or per acre Have longer flight duration and better stability Provide faster and greater …
Creative Electron Inc. Launches High-Quality Desktop X-Ray Inspection System
10/3/2014 4:29:34 PM
Creative Electron , a leading manufacturer of x-ray inspection systems announced today that it has added the TruView™ Cube  to its growing line of made in the US TruView™ X-Ray products. The TruView™ Cube provides a high quality desktop solution for x-ray inspection of BGA’s, small LED/luminary assemblies, and surface mount devices. Ideal for process validation and process …
Why Most New Product Ideas Fail: Our Brains are to Blame
Why Most New Product Ideas Fail: Our Brains are to Blame
10/2/2014 2:59:30 PM
ZURICH (October 2, 2014) – According to creativity and innovation expert Andrey Schukin, once we focus on developing our own product idea, our brains tend to delete most of the information that comes from the market. Frustrated with the success ratio of the new products, Schukin has developed and launched the Innovation Deck — a new set of playing cards for engineers and …
Whistleblowers Blog Series: “Whistleblowers Are Key to the DOJ’s Ability to Protect the Taxpayers from Fraud”
10/2/2014 1:17:30 PM
A new installment of the  Whistleblowers  Blog’s  25 part series on the False Claims Act was published today.  “Whistleblowers Are Key to the DOJ’s Ability to Protect the Taxpayers from Fraud”  is the third post in this series.  The purpose of this series is to combat the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most …
News Brief: AVSEC World Conference to Discuss Critical Challenges to Aviation Security
10/2/2014 10:10:29 AM
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that AVSEC World, the leading conference and exhibition devoted to aviation security, will take place 27-29 October in Washington, D.C. The annual event is expected to attract more than 300 delegates in security-related activities at airlines, airports, government agencies, defense and equipment and technology …
McMurray Stern to Partner with BeCode Keyless Lock System to Bring Consumers the New EVO and EVO+ Keyless Lock
9/30/2014 4:43:46 PM
McMurray Stern, Southern California’s leader in innovative storage development and records management solutions, is proud to announce their partnership with BeCode Keyless Lock Systems. McMurray Stern aims to bring down the cost of maintenance and support for keyed locker stations by eliminating the need for a key. The new BeCode EVO and BeCode EVO+, electronic locking systems …
TWI Provides Rapid Supply Support to US Government Effort in Liberia
TWI Provides Rapid Supply Support to US Government Effort in Liberia
9/30/2014 10:22:34 AM
With the growing US Government activity in West Africa, TWI has started to deliver urgently needed building materials and heavy equipment for the establishment of temporary facilities in the regional fight against the Ebola virus. TWI is working closely with the Defense Logistics Agency to source large amounts of lumber, plywood, gravel and other construction materials …
Future USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) achieves successful light-off of first main turbine generator set
9/26/2014 10:47:31 AM
Rolls-Royce is proud to announce that the future USS Zumwalt, the first ship of the DDG 1000 multi-mission destroyer class, performed a successful Generator Light-Off of its first Main Turbine Generator Set (MTG) this week. It is now power self-sufficient enabling follow-on systems testing and trials. Neil Pickard, Rolls-Royce, Program Executive said: "On behalf of the …