US Airways Group, Inc. provides air transportation for passengers and cargo. It operates approximately 3,100 flights daily to 200 communities in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Caribbean, and Latin America. As of December 31, 2008, the company operated 354 mainline jets supported by its regional airline subsidiaries and affiliates operating as US Airways Express, which had approximately 238 regional jets and 74 turboprops. US Airways Group operates a hub-and-spoke network with hubs in Charlotte, Philadelphia, and Phoenix; and secondary hubs/focus cities in New York, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Las Vegas. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona.
BVR Systems (1998) Ltd. is a world leader in the development, manufacture and delivery of training and simulation turnkey projects for the military and civil markets. BVR offers highly efficient and cost-effective integrated solutions for air, sea and land forces, and has provided outstanding products to our international customer base since 1987.
BVR's products cover the principal training areas of live/embedded, virtual and constructive training. BVR is focused on the delivery of training solutions for joint force, on-board training and distributed simulation systems. BVR Systems - delivering to our customers today, the training systems of tomorrow.
BMT is a well established multi-disciplinary consultancy, operating on a global basis and serving clients in the energy, transport, defence, ports and construction sectors. The company operates through a number of subsidiary companies each focused on particular markets, technologies or geographical areas. BMT was established in 1985 by bringing together research and technology organisations that traced their roots back to the beginning of the 20th century. Building on its deep and specialist knowledge BMT has grown a wide range of business services to assist companies and governments investing in major capital projects and seeking to operate their businesses in the most cost-effective, safe, reliable and environmentally responsible manner. BMT carefully guards its independence and impartiality. The company is constituted as an Employee Benefit Trust, in which all employees participate, and has no external shareholders.
The company maintains its strong maritime core, but offers much more in many fields. Explore this site, use the special BMT search facility and follow the links to our various specialised sites to discover more.
ELDEC is El Great for its parent Crane Aerospace & Electronics . The company makes electronic and electromechanical products for defense and aerospace applications. Its products are used in commercial and military aircraft's flight control, landing, power, and other systems. ELDEC's makes position indication and control systems, battery chargers, power supplies, battery charging systems, and fuel flow systems. It has production facilities in Seattle and in Daventry, England (as subsidiary ELDEC Electronics), and Bron, France. Founded in 1957, ELDEC is part of both the aerospace business segment and the electronics group of Crane Co.
LAN Airlines S.A., together with its subsidiaries, provides passenger and cargo air transportation services in Latin America. It offers domestic and international passenger services in Chile, Peru, Ecuador, and Argentina; air cargo transportation services to other international air carriers, freight-forwarding companies, export oriented companies, and individual consumers in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico; and international passenger services in Ecuador. The company serves approximately 65 destinations around the world through a network that offers connectivity within Latin America, while also linking the region with North America, Europe, and the South Pacific, as well as 63 additional international destinations through its various alliances. It operates a fleet of 93 jet aircraft, including 84 passenger aircraft and 9 cargo aircraft. The company also offers airport ground services, customs and storage brokerage operations, aircraft leases, courier services, on-board sales, tour operator services, third-party maintenance, ground handling, storage, charter operations, credit card co-branding, CRS services, and airline-related security services. LAN Airlines S.A. has strategic alliances with American Airlines, Iberia, and Qantas. The company provides its passenger services primarily under the LAN brand and cargo services under the LAN Cargo brand. It was formerly known as LAN Chile S.A. and changed its name to LAN Airlines S.A. The company was founded in 1929 and is headquartered in Santiago, Chile.
National flagship airline Air India transports passengers throughout India and around the world. Affiliate Air India Express operates as a low-fare carrier, mainly between India and destinations in the Middle East, and Air India Cargo provides freight transportation. Air India took its current form in 2007, when the government of India combined the company with another state-controlled carrier, Indian Airlines, which focused on domestic routes. The combined entity, owned by holding company National Aviation Company of India Limited (NACIL), uses the Air India brand. Overall, Air India and its affiliates have a fleet of about 150 aircraft.
Middle River Aircraft Systems has been designing, building and servicing the world's best aircraft for seventy years. Located on Maryland's Chesapeake Bay, Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS) operates a 1.7 million square feet facility on 180 acres. One of the country's biggest suppliers of aircraft during World War II, today MRAS is dedicated to meeting the aircraft industry's specialized needs.
MRAS works with the industry's major airframers and engine producers to design, build and support the structures that complement their products. MRAS is one of the world's leading suppliers of jet engine thrust reversers -- the brakes of a jet engine - providing reversers for both General Electric and Pratt & Whitney, the world's largest aircraft engine manufacturers.The company also produces a variety of specialized structures for major aircraft manufacturers including Boeing and Lockheed Martin for both commercial and military aircraft.In addition to design and manufacturing, MRAS provides technical support and spares services for a variety of aerostructures. Aftermarket and support customers include nearly every major domestic commercial airline and many international airlines. Our support team, combined with our spare parts distribution center, keeps customers flying around the world.
We develop, manufacture and integrate advanced, high-performance defense electronic and electro-optic systems for customers throughout the world. The Company focuses on designing, developing, manufacturing and integrating command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network centric systems, including unmanned vehicles, for defense and homeland security applications. We also perform upgrade programs for airborne, land and naval defense platforms. Moreover, we develop and manufacture systems and aero structures for the commercial aviation market.
Polar Air Cargo Worldwide provides a critical link in the global logistics chain with the largest fleet of Boeing 747 freighters among U.S. scheduled all-cargo carriers. By connecting major cargo markets with frequent Boeing 747-400 all-cargo service – using the best freighter for long-haul payloads – we deliver high-quality, time-definite scheduled air cargo service, enabling freight forwarders to connect to major markets quickly and dependably.Built on a heritage of highly reliable scheduled air-cargo service, Polar delivers a strong express network through its partnership with DHL Express, which produces performance enhancements for Polar's freight-forwarder customers. In 2007, Polar's parent company, Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., formed a long-term strategic alliance with DHL Express. As the owner of a 49% equity interest in Polar, DHL Express secured access to capacity on Polar’s 747-400 freighter services, combining DHL's leading position in Asia with Polar's unique access on U.S.-Asia routes and industry-leading services and support. This partnership enables Polar to accommodate the high-reliability service required in the express business while continuing to provide convenient schedules and a strong network for some of the world's largest freight forwarders, including Agility, CEVA, Expeditors, Hellmann, Kuehne & Nagel, Nippon Express, Panalpina, Schenker/BAX Global and UTI. These and other shippers rely on Polar to provide modern aircraft, well-trained crews, reliable schedules and on-time service. In fact, we’re so sure of our industry-leading capabilities that our relationship with a few customers includes a commitment to operate flights 98% on time – every time.
Lockheed Martin is a global security company that employs about 146,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The corporation reported 2008 sales of $42.7 billion. Lockheed Martin's operating units are organized into broad business areas. 1) Aeronautics, with approximately $11.5 billion in 2008 sales, includes tactical aircraft, airlift, and aeronautical research and development lines of business. 2) Electronic Systems, with approximately $11.6 billion in 2008 sales, includes missiles and fire control, naval systems, platform integration, simulation and training and energy programs lines of business. 3) Information Systems & Global Services (IS&GS), with approximately $11.6 billion in 2008 sales, includes C4I, federal services, government and commercial IT solutions. 4)Space Systems, with approximately $8 billion in 2008 sales, includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.
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