G12 solution receives Microsoft Lync 2013 qualification

Seattle US-based unified communication services provider G12 Communications said that its Session Initiation Protocol Trunking solution has successfully completed independent qualification with Microsoft Lync 2013 (NASDAQ: MSFT).

With this qualification, Microsoft´s Lync partners can confidently recommend G12´s SIP Trunking service knowing that customers will be able to take full advantage of everything the Microsoft Lync platform has to offer.

Microsoft Lync customers with G12 Lync SIP Trunking will benefit from seamless communication regardless of location or device, encompassing voice, chat, video, and conferencing.

G12 Communications offers portfolio of cloud-based enterprise-grade VoIP services including G12 Hosted PBX, G12 SIP Trunking (for Microsoft Lync and for most other VoIP environments), G12 Toll Free, and G12 Audio Conferencing.

Find out more at www.g12com.com.

Beechcraft B100 factors in investigation of 2012 emergency landing at Canadian airport

24 September 2014

The Transportation Safety board of Canada (TSB) TODAY released its investigation report (A12Q0029) into the appearance of smoke in the cabin and emergency landing of a Pascan Aviation Inc Beechcraft B100 aircraft.

On 21 February 2012, flight PSC123 left the Montreal/Saint-Hubert airport at 9: 07 Eastern Standard Time on a chartered flight to Bagotville, Quebec, with 2 passengers and 2 flight crew on board.

During the climb out, through 15 400 feet above sea level, the crew noticed very light smoke in the cabin. At 9:28, the flight crew declared an emergency and requested a return to the Montreal/Saint-Hubert Airport.

The aircraft touched down at 9: 51 on Runway 24R with emergency services in attendance. There were no injuries and there was no fire.

The TSB investigation found that three hot air duct sections carrying air that is bled from the engines to heat the cabin, were melted, collapsed and perforated due to overheating. The air ducts are located under the floor on the right side of the main cabin and the heat escaping from them likely caused the appearance of light smoke in the cabin.

This led the board to conclude that the material employed to manufacture the hot air ducts does not resist the highest temperatures to which they may be exposed under operating conditions and consequently may not have been suitable for this purpose.

Pascan Aviation Inc. has taken steps to address the issues by reminding its maintenance personnel to inspect the hot air ducts and underfloor bleed air line installation closely.

The TSB is an independent agency that investigates marine, pipeline, railway and aviation transportation occurrences. Its sole aim is the advancement of transportation safety. It is not the function of the board to assign fault or determine civil or criminal liability.

Find out more at www.bst.gc.ca.

SAS posts November 2013-July 2014 results

Stockholm-based Scandinavian Airlines has posted MSEK 10,697 (11,593) for the November 2013-July 2014 period.

The airline operator said its unit revenue declined 7.1% during the period, while its unit cost decreased 5.6%.

SAS posted anEBIT margin of 8.7% (12.1%) and income before tax of MSEK 756 (1,176).

The firm discloses this information pursuant to the Swedish Securities Market Act and/or the Swedish Financial Instruments Trading Act. The information was provided for publication on September 10, 2014, at 8:00 a.m.

Scandinavian Airlines or SAS, previously Scandinavian Airlines System, is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway, and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia.

Part of the Scandinavian Airlines System Aktiebolag and headquartered at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sigtuna, Sweden, the airline operates 182 aircraft to 90 destinations. The airline´s only major intercontinental hub is at Copenhagen-Kastrup Airport.

In 2012, SAS carried 25.9m passengers, achieving revenues of SEK 36bn.

Find out more at www.flysas.com.