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January Corporate News Bites

January 04, 2022

January Corporate News Bites

These are shorter pieces about some of AsMA's Corporate Members.

ETC: Environmental Tectonics Corporation’s (ETC’s) Sterilization Systems Group announced it was awarded a contract from an international customer. The contract includes one 12-pallet ethylene oxide sterilization chamber
with automated pallet conveyance for use with the sterilization of medical devices. Please visit https://www.etcusa.com/etc-awarded-1-8-million-contract-for-its-sterilization-systems-group/ to read more.

MedAire: MedAire recently added five new medical scenarios to its app which assists crewmembers with addressing
in-flight medical incidents. The additional scenarios are in-flight syncope (fainting), severe vomiting, abdominal pain, and anaphylaxis, or allergic reactions. The app prompts crewmembers to ask questions for each scenario and communicates with MedLink doctors so they can assess, diagnose, and recommend treatment for the medical emergency. Please see https://www.bjtonline.com/business-jet-news/medaire-enhances-tool-to-help-with-inflight-medical-emergencies for more.

IFALPA: The International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA) recently released two briefing leaflets. The first is on pilots’ responsibilities when accepting ATC clearances, which can be found at https://www.ifalpa.org/publications/library/pilots-responsibilities-when-accepting-atc-clearances—3548 and the second is on visual approach considerations in the USA, which is found at https://www.ifalpa.org/publications/library/visual-approach-considerations-in-the-usa—3549. Please visit https://www.ifalpa.org/publications/ for other leaflets.

ALPA: The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), issued a statement in mid-December in response to the discussion on pilot supply that took place during a Senate Commerce Committee hearing on airline industry oversight. The statement takes issue with the idea that there is a pilot shortage. To read the complete statement, please visit http://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/news-room/2021-12-17-pilot-supply-senate-commerce-hearing.