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Panamanian Bell 412 Helicopter Down, One Person Fatally Injured
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Order For Three Next-Generation 737-700s With Purchase Rights For Additional Three Airplanes
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Mobile Applications Support Rapid Fleet Growth And Tight Operations Schedules
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Camera Mount Incorporated On Tornado Jet At Wharton Facility
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Long-Range Defense Plans Reveal Little About Actual Acquisition
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FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. has promoted Matt Bradley to the position of president effective January 31, 2014. This realignment will allow Bill Tempany, FLYHT’s current chief executive officer and former president, to focus on FLYHT’s public market participation and broader business initiatives. Mr. Tempany will remain on the Board of Directors.
Fog that forms when warm, moist surface air is forced up a slope by the wind. It is adiabatically cooled to below its initial dew point, which means the air cools by expansion as it rises. It forms best where there is a gradual slope, and it can become quite deep, requiring considerable time to dissipate.
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“The Board of Directors at FLYHT would like to recognize Bill for his leadership over the past eleven years as CEO and two years as president. Mr. Tempany will continue to lead the company as a member of the board, and CEO. Mr. Bradley is an excellent candidate for president based on his expertise in the industry and leadership at FLYHT for the past half-decade.”
Source: Doug Marlin, chairman of the FLYHT board, commenting as FLYHT Aerospace Solutions Ltd. promoted Matt Bradley to the position of president effective January 31, 2014. This realignment will allow Bill Tempany, FLYHT’s current chief executive officer and former president, to focus on FLYHT’s public market participation and broader business in