Triumph Actuation to provide landing gear actuation systems to Airbus

Triumph Group, Inc. (NYSE: TGI) subsidiary Triumph Actuation Systems-UK & IOM has entered into a long term agreement with Airbus S.A.S. to continue manufacturing its landing gear actuation systems including actuators, valves and uplocks for the A320ceo and A320neo programs, the company said.

Production of the actuation systems will be performed at Triumph´s facility in Deeside, Flintshire, with the aftermarket support being provided from the Staverton, Gloucestershire facility. The contract is worth approximately USD500 million over the life of the contract.

Triumph Group, Inc., headquartered in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aerostructures, aircraft components, accessories, subassemblies and systems. The company serves a broad, worldwide spectrum of the aviation industry, including original equipment manufacturers of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft and aircraft components, as well as commercial and regional airlines and air cargo carriers.

Alcoa board announces quarterly dividends

The board of directors of Alcoa (NYSE: AA) has declared a quarterly common stock dividend of USD0.03 per share payable May 25, 2016 to holders of record of the common stock at the close of business on May 6, 2016.

The company also declared a dividend of USD0.9375 per share on Alcoa´s USD3.75 cumulative preferred stock payable July 1, 2016 to holders of record of the Class A Stock at the close of business on June 10, 2016.

A global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world.

The Cooper Hotel Conference Center partners with Stash Hotel Rewards

Stash Hotel Rewards has partnered with the Cooper Hotel Conference Center & Spa in North Dallas, the company said.

As a result of the new partnership, the Cooper Hotel offers new and returning guests valuable Stash rewards points that can be redeemed at one-of-a-kind, independent hotels throughout the United States and Caribbean.

In addition to rewarding individual business and leisure travelers, the Stash Rewards program can also serve as a valuable incentive for meeting and event planners considering The Cooper for their next corporate event.

Amedisys, Strategic Healthcare Programs to help enhance patients' care experience

In an ongoing effort to improve the quality of patient care and patients´ home health experience, Amedisys, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMED) is partnering with Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) for real-time data and benchmarking solutions, the companies said.

SHP, a leader in performance improvement for post-acute care providers, will empower Amedisys with real-time reports on critical clinical and process measures. With the largest benchmark database and real-time access to metrics, SHP provides quantitative insights for performance management. This data will allow Amedisys to track performance and proactively make informed decisions and adjustments where needed.

Amedisys, Inc. is a leading healthcare at home company delivering personalized home health and hospice care. Amedisys is focused on delivering the care that is best for our patients, whether that is home-based recovery and rehabilitation after an operation or injury, care focused on empowering them to manage a chronic disease, or hospice care at the end of life.

More than 2,200 hospitals and 61,900 physicians nationwide have chosen Amedisys as a partner in post-acute care. Founded in 1982, headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA with an executive office in Nashville, TN, Amedisys is a publicly held company. With more than 13,000 employees, in 395 care centers in 34 states, Amedisys is dedicated to delivering the highest quality of care to the doorsteps of 360,000 patients in need every year.

Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) is a leader in performance improvement for post-acute care providers.

Straightline letter to buy 12 Lockheed Martin Airships

Straightline Aviation (SLA) intends to buy up to 12 Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) Hybrid Airships with a potential value of approximately USD480 million, the company said.

SLA is working with Hybrid Enterprises, Lockheed Martin´s Hybrid Airship reseller, to finalize the purchase agreement.

Based in the UK, the leadership team of SLA has deep-rooted experience in airship operations and established the company specifically to act as an owner-operator of Hybrid Airships.

The Lockheed Martin Hybrid Airships provide affordable and safe delivery of cargo and personnel to virtually anywhere – on water or land. Hybrids were designed to enable a more sustainable future.

With its unique, tri-lobe shape and air cushion landing system, the Hybrid Airship can affordably transport cargo and passengers to and from the most remote locations. They require little or no fixed ground infrastructure and burn significantly less fuel compared to conventional aircraft making them an environmentally friendly solution to remote cargo delivery.

Headquartered in the United Kingdom with offices in New York and Los Angeles, SLA was co-founded by a team of experienced airship and aviation executives with the sole purpose of bringing Hybrids into operation.

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, Hybrid Enterprises is the exclusive reseller of Lockheed Martin´s Hybrid Airships. Hybrid Enterprises is comprised of industry professionals who have sold, leased and operated cargo aircraft in over 120 countries on six continents. Hybrid Enterprises is solely focused on sales and marketing of Lockheed Martin´s Hybrid Airships.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that – with the addition of Sikorsky – employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

BlueLine Rental unifies company culture using Jive

Jive Software, Inc. (Nasdaq: JIVE) said that BlueLine Rental is deploying Jive to drive strategic alignment and engagement across the organization.

The company selected Jive´s interactive intranet to enable two-way communications and cloud-based collaboration for thousands of employees located across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

BlueLine´s human resources and communications teams wanted to expand employee communications channels beyond a static intranet, paper newsletter and email updates.

To cultivate a vibrant culture amongst its distributed workforce, the company decided to create a modern intranet that would serve as a central collaboration hub for employees´ daily work, while giving salespeople in the field a direct line to executives at BlueLine´s corporate office.

Jive provides modern communication and collaboration solutions for business. Recognized as a leader by the industry´s top analyst firms in multiple categories, Jive enables employees, partners and customers to work better together.

Frontier Airlines picks Lockheed Martin as engine MRO provider

Frontier Airlines has awarded Lockheed Martin Commercial Engine Solutions (NYSE: LMT) an eight-year, exclusive contract to perform engine maintenance, repair and overhaul on CFM56-5 engines for their Airbus A319s and A320ceos, the company said.

Under the new agreement, services will be performed at the LMCES Montreal facility with initial delivery orders beginning in the first quarter 2016 and continuing through 2023. The facility has a long track record of excellent performance on CFM56-5 engines.

Before selecting LMCES as their CFM56-5 MRO provider, Frontier Airlines sent several engines to the Montreal facility for repair and the performance results were among the reasons Frontier selected LMCES.

The LMCES Montreal facility provides aircraft MRO and test as well as parts and component repairs for five different commercial engines that power the A318/319/320/321, 737-3/4/5/6/7/8/900, 707, DC-8, and CRJ-1/2/400.

Frontier Airlines offers more than 60 destinations in the United States, Dominican Republic, Mexico and Jamaica on more than 270 daily flights. Headquartered in Denver, Frontier´s hard-working aviation professionals pride themselves in delivering the company´s signature Rocky Mountain hospitality to customers.

Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that — with the addition of Sikorsky — employs approximately 126,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services.

Phoenix Tower buys 145 wireless tower sites, marketing rights to over 400 tower sites

Phoenix Tower International, via its subsidiary Phoenix Tower Dominicana S.A.S., has closed its transaction with Trilogy Dominicana, S.A. to acquire the ownership or management and marketing rights relating to over 400 wireless communication tower sites from Viva, the company said.

Terms of the transaction remain confidential between the parties.

Phoenix Tower International owns and operates towers and other wireless infrastructure and related sites throughout Latin America, the Caribbean and the United States. PTI was founded in 2013 with a mission to be a premier site provider to wireless operators across various high-growth markets internationally.

Phoenix Tower International and Phoenix Tower do Brasil currently own and operate wireless infrastructure in Costa Rica, Panama, the Dominican Republic, Colombia, Peru, United States and Brazil. PTI´s investors include funds managed by Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, as well as various members of the management team. PTI is based in Boca Raton, Florida.

wx24 Pilot 'Aviation Weather at a Glance' app launches

Aviation technology company 1 Echo Charlie, LLC has launched its aviation weather application for Apple mobile devices, wx24 Pilot, the company said.

Unlike other aviation weather apps which display text versions of weather data, the wx24 Pilot interprets the same data and then presents them in an easy to understand graphical presentation.

wx24 Pilot pulls together the myriad of aviation weather reports into a simple visual format allowing pilots to quickly see “Aviation Weather at a Glanceâ„¢.” Now pilots can instantly view METARs, TAFS, Airmet, Sigmets, and even TFRs on one screen with minimal time and effort.

The graphical presentation of aviation weather by wx24 Pilot allows pilots to quickly assess aviation weather reports and improves situational awareness and safety of the flight.

wx24 Pilot is an iOS app developed by Paxton Calvanese, owner and CEO of 1 Echo Charlie, LLC. Paxton has the unique blend of technical and creative talent — as a software developer, user experience expert, and talented photographer.

Aegis Secure key offers highest storage capacity

Apricorn has added three new sizes to its Aegis Secure Key 3.0 line, raising the total number of capacity options to seven (8, 16, 30, 60, 120, 240, and 480GB), the company said.

With last year´s introduction of the 240GB Aegis Secure Key 3, Apricorn had already doubled the storage capacity of the nearest competitor. This year, Apricorn has again doubled down on that size advantage with their new 480GB Secure Key: roughly four times the competition´s max size of 120GB.

And with the falling cost of flash storage, these larger capacity, super secure hardware-encrypted flash keys have rapidly become the ideal tool for corporate data security deployment.

Beyond the expansion in size range, the Secure Key 3.0 carries the highest portable device security validation that the NIST grants: FIPS 140-2 level 3, and boasts an impressive list of features that surpasses other flash keys in its class such as a separate admin and user mode, two read-only modes, forced enrollment, programmable brute-force defense, a lock-override mode, plus a host of additional features that permit the Secure Key 3.0 to adhere to most security policies.

Headquartered in Poway, California, Apricorn provides secure storage innovations to the most prominent companies in the categories of finance, healthcare, education, and government throughout North America and Canada.