Airport employees working outside in frigid conditions can experience health- and life-threatening cold stress. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration advises employers to provide workers with adequate clothing and footwear, warming stations and hot drinks.
Officials at Chicago's Department of Procurement Services, tasked with choosing an architect for an expansion project at Chicago O'Hare International Airport, are keeping the process close to the vest. Secrecy is so tight that officials' identities are being kept confidential, to prevent lobbying.
Southwest Airlines on March 15 will share $544 million in profits with its 58,000 employees, the third-highest amount since the company began its profit-sharing program in 1974. "Our people are our greatest asset, and they deserve all the credit for our continued success," said Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly.
Republican Sens. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin and Mike Rounds of South Dakota are concerned government security efforts may be hampered by not having a single agency in charge of cybersecurity. To fill any gaps, the senators are considering a centralized agency that would oversee national cybersecurity efforts and "make sure we don't miss the seams between the Defense Department and the Department of Homeland Security, between DoD and the intelligence community," Rounds says.
A joint venture that includes Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems called Sealand Support Services will be a key player in maintenance and service of F-35s. "From 2021, there will be hundreds of F-35s flying across the globe, and SSSL will be central to sustaining operations in the European region and around the world, providing essential MRO services," SSSL's Rear Adm. Rick Thompson says.
The Defense Department's recently released artificial intelligence strategy will boost the department's "focus on defensive cybersecurity of hardware and software platforms as a precondition for secure uses of AI." DOD plans to invest in AI research, including the study of what happens when AI systems encounter one another.
Boeing's joint venture with Safran to develop an auxiliary power unit for commercial aircraft now has a name: Initium Aerospace. "This is an exciting milestone as we bring together the best of both companies to design and build an advanced APU that will create more lifecycle value for our customers," Boeing Global Services President and CEO Stan Deal says.
The Bell 407GXi is cleared for delivery in China after receiving type certification in the country. "We are pleased that Bell has received the Chinese validation of the Bell 407GXi type certificate which will enable us to begin delivering our most advanced Bell 407 model to Chinese customers," Bell North Asia's Jose Jacinto Monge says.