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February Corporate News Bites

February 04, 2019

February Corporate News Bites

These are shorter stories about some of AsMA's Corporate & Sustaining Members.

ALPA: The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), recently named David Krieger to serve as general manager effective January 1. As ALPA’s most senior staff member, Krieger will work directly with pilot leadership on the strategic planning, financial, and administrative functions of the union. Throughout his ALPA career, Krieger has been instrumental in the oversight of ALPA’s financial, operational, statistical, economic, and labor-agreement analyses. To read more about this, please visit http://www.alpa.org/news-and-events/news-room/2019-01-08-david-krieger-new-general-manager.

Go2Altitude: Biomedtech of Australia has been chosen by the Royal Australian Air Force to provide its hypoxia training systems to the new air academy at RAAF East Sale. The systems comprise a six-person computerized classroom with a two-person cockpit trainer and includes a simulator for recognizing hypoxia symptoms. Training can be done using a helmet or oxygen mask to assist pilots in recognizing their symptoms. For more on this, please see https://www.defenceconnect.com.au/key-enablers/3396-biomedtech-australia-to-provide-hypoxia-training-to-adf.

IFALPA: The International Federation of Air Line Pilots Association (IFALPA) recently released a position paper on unescorted passengers on the apron. They were made aware that at some airports, passengers are able to walk onto the apron unescorted and unsupervised between the airplane and terminal. They feel this is a threat to safety and security. The full paper can be downloaded at https://www.ifalpa.org/media/3133/18pos22-unescorted-passengers-on-the-apron.pdf.

NKI: NeuroKinetics, Inc.’s (NKI’s) Chief Technology Officer, Alex Kiderman, Ph.D., is a contributing author of a new book on mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). The book, Neurosensory Disorders in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury, combines scientific and clinical work in mTBI to provide a comprehensive view of defining, diagnosing,and treating neurosensory disorders associated with mTBI. To see more on this, please visit https://www.neurokinetics.com/project/kiderman-author-mtbi-book/.