Chautauqua Airlines provides connecting flights from major airports to smaller markets, mainly in the eastern half of the US. The carrier maintains partnerships with American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and US Airways. Under its partners' regional banners, Chautauqua operates a fleet of about 115 jets, ranging in capacity from 37 to 50 passengers, made by Embraer and Bombardier. Republic Airways Holdings owns Chautauqua Airlines, which coordinates its operations with those of sister companies Shuttle America and Republic Airlines.
Astrotech Corporation (Nasdaq: ASTC), formerly SPACEHAB, Inc., has led the commercial space industry for 25 years, preparing and sending satellites, cargo and science into space. With the goal of facilitating the most demanding of projects, we offer the following unique capabilities 1) Satellite and spacecraft pre-launch processing, 2)Payload processing and integration. 3) Space hardware design and manufacturing.4) Third party space access acquisition and integration. 5)Microgravity commercial drug development.6) Space technology product commercialization for Earth applications, Government Services Our new initiative, End-to-End Mission Assurance, enables Astrotech to support our satellite customers from conceptual design through orbital insertion and command and control. And through other business initiatives such as Astrogenetix, 1st Detect and AirWard, the Astrotech Corporation continues to pave the way in the commercialization of space by translating space-based technology into terrestrial applications.
JetBlue Airways Corporation provides passenger air transportation services in the United States. As of December 31, 2008, it operated approximately 600 daily flights serving 52 destinations in 19 states, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Latin America with a focus on Boston, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles/Long Beach, New York/JFK, or Orlando; and a fleet of 107 Airbus A320 aircraft and 35 EMBRAER 190 aircraft. The company, through its subsidiary LiveTV, LLC, also provides in-flight entertainment systems, voice communication, and data connectivity services for commercial aircraft and general aviation aircraft, including live in-seat satellite television, XM satellite radio service, wireless aircraft data communication service, and cabin surveillance systems. JetBlue Airways Corporation was founded in 1998 and is based in Forest Hills, New York.
Terma has evolved into a global supplier of high-tech products and technology to the defense and aerospace industries. The group's international customers contribute more than 80% of Terma's total sales. Non-defense businesses of Terma include air traffic management systems, radar systems, IT services, and equipment for the space industry. The group has established a presence in the US with the 2004 formation of subsidiary Terma North America in Georgia and Washington, DC. Customers of the group include the Royal Netherlands Air Force, the Royal Danish Navy, the US Air Force, and Northrop Grumman. Orla and Svend Aage Jargensen founded Terma in 1944.
Horstman Defence Systems wants your next tank ride to be smooth and safe. The company designs and builds high performance suspension and running gear systems for military vehicles, including infantry fighting vehicles and battle tanks. It also makes other defense equipment and parts, such as turret gear drives, auxiliary power units, screened ignition systems, and light gun firing switches. Clients include the Jordanian Air Force and the British and Oman armies. Horstman traces its roots to 1913 when Sidney Horstmann began making racing cars, though the company has undergone numerous transformations over the years.
Bombardier makes the goods to get people moving. Its Bombardier Aerospace subsidiary is among the world's leading manufacturers of commercial aircraft; Bombardier is the #1 regional aircraft maker, with its CRJ and Q series; and it is one of the largest makers of business jets (Global, Challenger, and Learjet). Its Bombardier Transportation division is one of the world's largest railway equipment makers. The company sold its recreation vehicle business, which made Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, ATVs, and Sea-Doo personal watercraft. Bombardier makes about one-third of its sales in North America. The Bombardier family controls the company.
For this company, Australia and the Asia/Pacific remain Virgin territory for low-fare airlines. Virgin Blue Holdings' main subsidiary, Virgin Blue Airlines, serves more than 20 cities in Australia, where it is #2 behind Qantas. Virgin Blue carriers include Pacific Blue, which serves New Zealand, and Polynesian Blue, which flies to several Pacific islands. In February 2009 Virgin Blue launched V Australia, an airline flying between Australia and the US West Coast. Overall, Virgin Blue operates a fleet of about 75 Boeing 737s and Embraer E-Jets and serves some 30 destinations. The company also sells tour packages and offers cargo services. Virgin Blue is an affiliate of UK-based Virgin Group.
If you're going from Vienna to Vilnius, you might very well be venturing via Austrian Airlines (AUA). The national carrier, operating from its hub in Vienna, serves more than 100 destinations in some 60 countries through its Austrian Air, Austrian Arrows, and Lauda Air units and their fleet of about 100 aircraft. AUA also offers air cargo transportation and charter flights. The carrier extends its network as part of the Star Alliance, an airline marketing and code-sharing group led by United Airlines and Lufthansa. (Code-sharing arrangements enable airlines to sell tickets on one another's flights and thus serve more destinations.) Lufthansa took control of AUA in September 2009, upping its stake to 95%.
Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. provides logistics services in the United States and internationally. The company's services include consolidating or forwarding air and ocean freight; distribution management; vendor consolidating; providing cargo insurance; purchase order managing; and offering customized logistics information. Its airfreight services comprise the procurement of shipments from its customers; determination of the routing; consolidation of shipments bound for a particular airport distribution point; and selection of the airlines for transportation to the distribution point.The company also offers breakbulk services that include receiving and breaking down consolidated airfreight lots and arranging for distribution of the individual shipments. Its ocean freight and ocean services include freight consolidation from Asia to the United States; and handling full container loads.The company also acts as a customs broker, who assists importers to clear shipments through customs by preparing required documentation and calculations, as well as provides other value added services at destination, such as warehousing and product distribution, time definite transportation, and inventory management. In addition, it offers custom clearances for goods moving by rail and truck. The company's customers primarily include computer retailers, distributors of consumer electronics, department store chains, clothing and shoe wholesalers, manufacturers, and catalogue stores. Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. was founded in 1979 and is based in Seattle, Washington.
Pacer International, Inc. operates as a non-asset based third-party logistics provider in North America. The company operates in two segments, Intermodal and Logistics. The Intermodal segment provides stacktrain, rail brokerage, and local cartage services principally to intermodal marketing companies, truck brokers, truckload carriers, automotive intermediaries, and international shipping companies. This segment also offers ramp-to-ramp and door-to-door services. As of December 26, 2008, the company's equipment fleet consisted of 1,849 double-stack railcars, 28,681 containers, and 29,904 chassis. The Logistics segment provides highway brokerage and truck services, international freight forwarding, warehousing and distribution, and supply chain management services to end-user customers. This segment also offers airfreight forwarding services as an indirect air carrier. The company was founded in 1974 and is headquartered in Concord, California.
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