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The week in brief

By control on March 1, 2013
  • Lambert-St. Louis International Airport (pictured above) is the first in the U.S. to use a new bio-based de-icing fluid that is more environmentally friendly and more cost effective for commercial carriers. Airport Terminal Services began using Kilfrost DFSustain Type 1 bio-propanediol for its de-icing operations earlier this February.
  • DHL Express has been awarded global 9001:2008 certification. The certification confirms that DHL has met the requirements of the ISO standard for its Quality Management System. In order to obtain ISO 9001:2008 certification, companies must demonstrate that they have implemented effective quality management systems across all areas of the business.
  • Norbert Dentressangle had a sound financial 2012. Consolidated turnover grew by 8.5 percent and earnings before interest, tax and amortization increased by 9.1 percent to almost $186 million (€142.3 million).
  • L-3 Link Simulation & Training’s Crawley, U.K.-based operation has completed the updating of a Lufthansa Flight Training A380 Full Flight Simulator to the latest Airbus 1.3 product baseline. L-3 is a world leader in providing training solutions for operators and maintainers.
  • Etihad Airways concluded a transaction with Jet Airways to purchase the Indian carrier’s three pairs of Heathrow slots for $70 million. The purchase is part of a sale and lease back agreement. Jet Airways will continue to operate flights to London using these slots.
  • Air Partner, an air charter services provider, has been awarded the International Organisation for Standardization's prestigious ISO 9001 (v 2008) accreditation. This certification recognizes Air Partner's adoption of a quality management system across the its European offices. The accreditation is based on three areas: safety, transparency and quality of service.
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