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The week in brief

By Staff Reports on March 6, 2014
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  • Norbert Dentressangle’s freight forwarding division, Norbert Dentressangle Overseas, is implementing SAP’s transportation management, event management and ERP services. The project supports the flow of information between Norbert Dentressangle’s freight forwarding offices worldwide, electronic data interchange with airlines, agents, customs authorities and customers, and provides track and trace capabilities.
  • The Wichita City Council in Kansas voted to rename the city's Mid-Continent Airport in honor of former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower, who is from Abilene, Kansas.
  • Iberia is the first Spanish airline to take part in the IAGOS air quality and composition measurement project, a part of the European Union’s Infrastructures Research Strategy. The Spanish airline has installed air-sampling equipment on an Airbus A340-300 used on Spain-Latin America routes in order to measure quantities of H2O, O3, CO, CO2, NOx and aerosols at high altitudes. The aircraft will collect and report the data for several years, showing variations over time. The IAGOS project is intended to monitor and predict climate change, in order to help design policies.
  • Officials from the U.S. Transportation Security Administration and the Canadian Air Transport Security Authority toured the Wilmington, Mass., headquarters of Implant Sciences Corporation, a supplier of systems and sensors for homeland security and defense markets. During the tour, officials learned about the manufacturing processes of the QS-B220 and QS-H150 explosives trace detectors.
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