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Cost of Floods Has More Than Doubled in the Last 10 Years and Now Rivals Earthquake Losses, Says New Swiss Re Publication

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ZURICH, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Flood losses are increasing at an alarming rate, while the insurability of floods provides unique challenges for the industry according to Swiss Re’s latest report,Flood – an underestimated risk: Inspect, inform, insure.Coinciding with the release of the publication is the release of a flood app for iPads.

To view the Multimedia News Release, please click: http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/swissre/56573/

No other natural catastrophe impacts as many people as flooding. An estimated 500 million people are affected every year across all parts of the globe. The increase in flood claims has been significant; 1970’s annual claims were USD 1-2 billion, whereas 2011’s insured flood losses amounted to USD 15 billion. Recent flood events in Thailand, Australia and the Philippines show that floods now rival earthquakes and hurricanes in terms of economic losses.

Matthias Weber, Swiss Re Group Chief Underwriting Officer, says: “With this publication we want to raise greater awareness of floods and their risks. We show what it takes to tackle the challenges in flood insurance and how successful solutions might look for homeowners and companies.”

Population growth, a concentration of assets in exposed areas and climate change all contribute to the increasing costs of flood damage and create challenges for insurability.

Jens Mehlhorn, Head of Flood at Swiss Re and the report’s key author, says: “The USD 12 billion insured losses in Thailand really highlighted the potential for flood to cause extreme losses. The insured losses corresponded to 1800% of the country’s total annual property premium.”

The report shows how insurers can support risk-minimization strategies such as flood-walls and urban planning. It also investigates national flood insurance programs.

Thailand’s recent flooding led to the identification of ‘hot spots’ -clusters of industries relevant to global supply chains located within flood prone regions. These areas face extreme losses when claims are triggered by interruptions to international supply-chains. The identification of these hot spots was enabled by Swiss Re’s Global Flood Zones® model, which provides very high resolution flood maps for the entire globe.

Swiss Re is also launching a flood app for iPad, available on the App Store.

Read full release at http://multivu.prnewswire.com/mnr/prne/swissre/56573/ or http://www.swissre.com/media/news_releases.

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September 7, 2012 at 6:08 pm

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Trimble and FARO Sign OEM and Distribution Agreement for 3D Laser Scanners

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SUNNYVALE, Calif. /PRNewswire-Asia/ — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) and FARO (NASDAQ: FARO) announced today that they have signed an OEM and distribution agreement for 3D laser scanners. Under the agreement, FARO will provide Trimble with an OEM differentiated product based upon its successful FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D platform. Trimble will offer the OEM product throughout its worldwide survey and building construction distribution networks, serving the needs of surveyors, contractors, engineers and geospatial professionals. As part of the strategic relationship, future versions of the FARO Laser Scanner Focus3D platform will also be made available to Trimble.
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“FARO’s revolutionary Laser Scanner Focus3D leverages more than 30 years of disruptive product innovation in the 3D measurement space. We are very pleased to partner with Trimble to further expand the 3D laser scanner platform across a broader range of markets,” said Jay Freeland, president & chief executive officer of FARO.
“FARO has successfully challenged the 3D scanning market with a product that is versatile, compact and competitively priced,” said David Fitzpatrick, general manager of Trimble 3D Scanning. “We are excited to offer this solution as part of Trimble’s portfolio through our strong worldwide distribution network.”
The Trimble OEM product is expected to be available in the fourth quarter of 2012.
About FARO
FARO is the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement technology. The Company develops and markets computer-aided measurement and imaging devices and software. Technology from FARO permits high-precision 3D measurement, imaging and comparison of parts and complex structures within production and quality assurance processes. The devices are used for inspecting components and assemblies, production planning, documenting large volume spaces or structures in 3D, surveying and construction, as well as for investigation and reconstruction of accident sites or crime scenes.
Worldwide, approximately 15,000 customers are operating more than 30,000 installations of FARO’s systems. The Company’s global headquarters is located in Lake Mary, Fla., its European head office in Stuttgart, Germany and its Asia/Pacific head office in Singapore. FARO has branches in Brazil, Mexico, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Netherlands, Turkey, India, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, Thailand, South Korea and Japan.
For more information, visit FARO’s Web site at: http://www.faro.com.
About Trimble
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring position or location – including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies, such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user and to ensure a tight coupling of the field and the back office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit Trimble’s Web site at: http://www.trimble.com.
Source: FARO

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September 7, 2012 at 5:59 pm

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Offshore Engineering China 2012 Is Coming Soon

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Offshore Engineering China Conference 2012 will take place on 25-26 September at the Renaissance Shanghai Putuo Hotel, Shanghai, China. The conference is organized by UBM Conferences and is fully supported from SSNAOE.

High level speakers:

Peter HUANG, CEO, Subsea Engineering Inc.
Michael Timmcke, Engineering & Optimization Manager, Bohai Operations, Conoco Phillips
HE Changhai, Technical Director, CIMC Raffles
LI Qingping, Senior Technical Consultant, CNOOC Research Center
Muthu Chezhian, Director of Engineering, Wison Offshore & Marine
DAI Wenkai, Senior Vice President, ZPM
ZHANG Qipeng, Engineering Manager, SWS
Gijsbert de Jong, Plan Approval Office Manager, Bureau Verias Marine(China)
ZHAO Zhiming, Chief Advisor, China Petroleum &Petrol-Chemical Equipment Industry Association
Ketil Hox, Start-up Manager, Teekay Petroljarl
Jason Waldie, Assistant Managing Director, Douglas-Westwood
LIU Feng, Deputy Director, Research center for Oceans Law & Policy, National Institute for South China Sea Studies
YUE Qianjin, Professor, Dalian University of Technology
For more information, please click here or send an email to askconference@ubm.com.

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Marine-related events include Marintec China, Navalshore, Sea Japan, TPM Conference Long Beach ,SST China, TPM Asia, JOC Container Shipping Conference, Cruise Shipping Asia, Cruise Shipping Miami, Breakbulk China and Offshore Engineering China e.t.c.

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September 7, 2012 at 4:56 pm

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SunGard Identifies the Top Ten Asset Management Trends Affecting the Fund Management Industry

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SHANGHAI, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Martin Boyd, president of SunGard’s asset management business said, “The lines between institutional asset managers and alternative investors are becoming increasingly blurred due to investment strategies, priorities and goals becoming aligned. The relocation of assets to either alternative or traditional strategies puts greater pressure on funds to perform. Therefore, fund managers are looking to technology solutions that help reduce platform complexity, increase risk management and maintain compliance to ultimately assist in the generation of alpha.”

SunGard has identified ten trends shaping the asset management industry.  They are:

  1. Business continuity plans are becoming more important to hedge funds due to investor demand.
  2. Automated processes and simplified workflows will be key to helping hedge funds ease reporting requirements and reduce risk associated with the due diligence process.
  3. While central clearing parties (CCPs) provide a solution for the valuation of standardized OTCs, complex products will require additional transparency and will need to be valued on a more frequent basis.
  4. More fund managers will look at cloud solutions due to the lower cost of ownership, quick implementation time and scalability they provide.
  5. To meet increasing big data demands and to clarify information, asset managers will need more analytics tools that help find alpha, correlations and create visualization on large data sets.
  6. Due to a rise in its population’s wealth, China is becoming a hotbed for investment in traditionally riskier, alternative investment funds such as hedge funds.
  7. Mid-sized asset managers will feel squeezed due to cost pressures from the larger asset managers benefiting from economies of scale and will need to satisfy client demand for transparency and reliability in returns.
  8. The new Form PF annual reporting mandates for investment managers in the US will require fund managers to have much more detailed analysis of individual investments, driving a move from siloed to holistic systems that can capture the full breadth.
  9. In order to comply with FATCA mandates, asset managers will need to establish an online tax book with the flexibility to prepare accounting data for tax assessments in numerous countries.
  10. The Euro-zone crisis will move East, and Asian fund managers will need to find scenario analysis techniques to mitigate market risk.

Dushyant Shahrawat, senior research director, CEB TowerGroup, said, “Due to increasing market and regulatory complexity with mandates such as EMIR, Dodd-Frank and FATCA, asset managers have to consistently demonstrate transparency and better disclosure to mitigate risk. A key element of effective risk management is to have a holistic view of information before investment decisions are executed. The ability to focus on core competencies and new delivery models that increase efficiency and lower total cost of ownership will differentiate fund managers from their competitors and help grow assets under management.”

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about US$4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and was ranked 480 on the Fortune 500. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, please visit www.sungard.com.

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September 7, 2012 at 4:34 pm

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Novel Blends Expand the Scope of Emulsifiers’ Application, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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New products such as enzymes replace emulsifiers in the Mexican market

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — New blends in food emulsifiers not only help to popularize emulsifiers in the Mexican market, but also expand their application range to include a wider variety of products from industries other than food and beverage. They are finding considerable uptake in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics markets due to their enhanced product profiles.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.chemicals.frost.com), Food Emulsifiers Market in Mexico, finds that the market earned revenues of $95.2 million in 2011 and estimates this to decline to $75.1 million in 2018.

Not all technological advancements are advantageous to the food emulsifiers market. When every manufacturer adopts the same technology, the market becomes commodity based, wherein participants differentiate their products by price.

To help prevent the market from downsizing, companies are creating new blends to widen the range of emulsifiers. In addition, innovations are also the reason why products such as enzymes are replacing emulsifiers.

“New products that offer the same results as emulsifiers but are more innovative, efficient, or cheaper decrease the demand for emulsifiers and even cause them to be replaced,” said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Florencia Benitez Boiardi.

Market participants can still rely on the expected 4 percent to 5 percent growth in the yogurt market, since the dairy segment accounts for 13 percent of the total demand for emulsifiers.

“The increasing demand for food and beverage will also aid the market, since the production of the latter creates variations in the demand for emulsifiers,” noted Benitez Boiardi. “As almost every group of food and beverage, with the exception of meat, poultry, and fish, uses emulsifiers, giving a leg up to the market.”

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Francesca Valente, Corporate Communications, at francesca.valente@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company email address, company Web site, city, state and country.

Food Emulsifiers Market in Mexico is part of the Chemicals & Materials Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: Plastics for Food and Beverage Packaging Market in Colombia, Brazilian Surfactants Market, Engineering Plastics Market in Argentina, Personal Care Packaging Market, Automotive Paints and Coatings Market Rebounding, Brazilian Animal Feed Additives Market, Engineering Polymers for the Construction Market in Brazil, Mexican Market for Engineering Polymers in the Automotive Market, and Crop Protection Market in Colombia, among others. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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September 7, 2012 at 4:24 pm

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Frost & Sullivan Acknowledges the Value Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences Brings to the Enterprise Imaging Informatics Marketplace

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Dell’s Unified Clinical Archive has set the standard for enterprise-wide management of medical images and related information

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Based on its recent analysis of the enterprise imaging informatics market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences with the 2012 North American Frost & Sullivan Company of the Year Award. The company leverages decades of experience and collaborates with the right type of companies to improve its value proposition in the medical imaging market. Dell’s ability to manage a wide variety of imaging data through its Unified Clinical Archive (UCA) solution remains unmatched in the industry.

As consolidation and normalization of imaging data is a pre-requisite for efficient collaboration and image exchange across the enterprise, Dell’s UCA offers an easy-to-deploy, scalable and cost-effective solution to the Big Data imaging challenge.

Dell’s UCA offers the widest scope of application for enterprise medical imaging in the industry. The technology has been honed to meet the specific needs of radiology, cardiology, pathology and a multitude of other image-using and image-producing departments across the enterprise. Its tight integration of Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) and non-DICOM medical images, fixed content, and variable content data objects is a powerful enabler for enterprise imaging integration.

Through focused R&D efforts, acquisitions and strategic relationships with partners, Dell provides imaging customers with industry-leading vendor-neutral archive (VNA) and enterprise content management (ECM) capabilities. Further, the cloud-based model it innovated is now being validated by the broader IT industry.

“In addition to operating the industry’s largest public cloud for medical imaging, Dell is also ideally positioned for the implementation of private clouds within multisite hospital and imaging center networks,” said Frost & Sullivan Principal Analyst Nadim Daher. “Frost & Sullivan is confident that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences’ industry innovation, experience, and expertise have positioned it at the vanguard of new trends in the medical imaging informatics market.”

Unlike other solutions that merely provide a file-based archiving approach, Dell’s solution actually understands and processes the data under its umbrella. These capabilities aid more intelligent management of the data, which, in turn, empowers customers to develop more advanced clinical and business intelligence capabilities.

Dell’s solution also succeeds in enabling enterprise-wide collaboration and image exchange between medical imaging enterprise stakeholders. Its clinical collaboration portal within the UCA framework, delivers on its promise to improve efficiency and productivity in medical imaging, and illustrates the power of next-generation imaging informatics. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences has been experiencing the highest momentum in the enterprise medical imaging informatics marketplace in the last couple of years.

“The successful business model of the UCA has accelerated Dell’s growth in the medical imaging marketplace, where more facilities are partnering more closely with the company for their online image management and offsite archiving needs,” noted Daher. “By building trust and strong credentials in the imaging community, Dell has been able to raise its service levels from simply offering disaster recovery solutions to providing full-fledged online business continuity solutions.”

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that demonstrated superior entrepreneurial ability in its industry during the research period. This award signifies the company’s identification of a unique and revolutionary product solution with significant market potential. Additionally, it certifies the company’s marketing strategy as sound and poised for success.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Dell Healthcare and Life Sciences

Dell listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. As the leading provider of healthcare IT services in the world, Dell helps healthcare organizations harness the power of information to simplify administration; coordinate and manage patient care; transition from episodic care to prevention and wellness management and ultimately to deliver personalized medicine. For more information, visit www.dell.com/healthcare.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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September 7, 2012 at 4:12 pm

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Frost & Sullivan: Strict Enforcement of Regulations Help Fall Protection Equipment Market Outpace Economy in North America

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Low levels of safety regulation compliance indicates a huge untapped market

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate. More stringent enforcement of safety regulations by the government, oil and gas commissions, the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and Canadian Standards Association (CSA), is expected to continue during the next five to seven years.

Analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.materials.frost.com), North American Fall Protection Equipment Market, finds that the market earned revenues of $453.7 million in 2010 and estimates this to reach $670.5 million in 2017, at a compound annual growth rate of 5.7 percent.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at jeannette.garcia@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

“Government regulators form industry standards across the North American fall protection equipment market by emphasizing the need for personnel working in an unprotected area to wear fall arrest equipment,” said a Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst. “As the legislation becomes more rigorous, the number of workers affected by the requirements will increase, giving a boost to equipment sales.”

Further, the inadequate awareness among workers about different fall protection products and their application has also considerably restrained the market. To increase product acceptance, equipment companies should conduct marketing campaigns and strategies related to fall protection awareness.

Greater knowledge of safety regulations will prompt end-user companies to invest in additional fall protection products for the employees at risk of fall injuries. There is an increasing preference among end-users for first-hand expertise and single-source supply, along with greater demands for managed supply contracts or leasing arrangements.

“Innovation, proximity to end-users, investment in brand awareness, rational resources allocation, as well as new market and sector development are vital to succeed in the fall protection equipment market,” notes the analyst. “Novel technologies and improvements in ergonomics, comfort and convenience are expected to increase equipment reliability and use.”

An aging labor force and obsolete infrastructure has not only intensified the requirement for fall protection, but also heightened the competition. Participants range from small companies focusing on a single type of equipment to large multinational corporations that manufacture and supply many types of sophisticated safety products.

Competition is at its most intense among independent domestic manufacturers that specialize in select segments. Safety products’ industry business cycles reflect a need to regularly replace products due to normal wear and tear or due to their one-time use design.

Overall, tighter governmental control, higher penalties for noncompliance and fear of liability will continue to drive the market.

North American Fall Protection Equipment Market is part of the Chemicals & Materials Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: Asia Pacific Personal Protective Equipment Markets, Western Europe Industrial Protective Clothing, Global Mining Industry Personal protective Equipment Markets, and North American Construction PPE Market. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

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Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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September 7, 2012 at 4:05 pm

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Department of Defense Budget Cuts Stall New Purchases of Helicopters, Finds Frost & Sullivan

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Rotary-winged models find sizeable application in irregular warfare, while focus turned on helicopter upgrades and replacement parts

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Continuing wars and nation building activities in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya and Yemen have generated significant demand for rotary-winged assets for their diverse mission capabilities. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) lists success in counterinsurgency (COIN), stability, and counterterrorism operations as some of the United States’ defense objectives. This can only be achieved by increasing the availability of military helicopters.

New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (http://www.defense.frost.com), Analysis of the DoD Helicopter Market, finds that the helicopter segment will obtain $15.59 billion from the DoD’s 2013 budget with the Army forecasted to account for nearly half of this spending. The top 10 market competitors were responsible for a substantial 91.4 percent of market spending in 2011.

If you are interested in more information on this research, please send an email to Jeannette Garcia, Corporate Communications, at jeannette.garcia@frost.com, with your full name, company name, title, telephone number, company email address, company website, city, state and country.

Testing unmanned rotary-winged platforms for resupply in Afghanistan, as well as for other dull, dangerous and dirty missions, will offer an estimate of the number of manned platforms needed for similar missions in the future. A greater focus on part of the U.S. Armed Forces on Asia Pacific will also enhance the need for maritime helicopters. Conventional combat operations will give way to more irregular warfare that involves no state enemy.

“DoD forces will become more involved with COIN and counterterrorism operations in tactical environments because well-funded, non-state actors will gain access to advanced technologies and capabilities,” said Frost & Sullivan Senior Industry Analyst Michael Blades. “In such a scenario, there will be a steady demand for rotary-winged aviation for the next several decades.”

The constant use of helicopters for combat and humanitarian operations is compelling the DoD to upgrade its existing fleet. There will be fewer ‘new start’ military helicopter projects due to an estimated $1 trillion spending cut over the next 10 years, as proposed by the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011.

If Congress does not decide on the programs that will be shrunk or cut by early 2013, the funding for every DoD program will be reduced by the same percentage through sequestration.

“If sequestration is avoided, $487 billion in program cuts will still be required during the next decade,” noted Blades. “These budget reductions will necessitate continuous remanufacturing and upgrading of current rotary-winged aircraft rather than purchasing new, technologically advanced platforms.”

The DoD must make a decision on platform replacement by the end of this decade to prevent a severe loss of U.S. combat mission capabilities.

In these difficult market conditions, helicopter manufacturers will do well to focus on affordable, miniaturized automatic flight-control systems, sense-and-avoid technologies, redundant sensor/control systems, total systems integration, communications solutions, and data-exploitation efficiencies.

Analysis of the DoD Helicopter Market is part of the Defense Growth Partnership Services program, which also includes research in the following markets: commercial and military aviation, homeland security, and DoD budget. All research services included in subscriptions provide detailed market opportunities and industry trends that have been evaluated following extensive interviews with market participants.

About Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan, the Growth Partnership Company, works in collaboration with clients to leverage visionary innovation that addresses the global challenges and related growth opportunities that will make or break today’s market participants.

Our “Growth Partnership” supports clients by addressing these opportunities and incorporating two key elements driving visionary innovation: The Integrated Value Proposition and The Partnership Infrastructure.

  • The Integrated Value Proposition provides support to our clients throughout all phases of their journey to visionary innovation including: research, analysis, strategy, vision, innovation and implementation.
  • The Partnership Infrastructure is entirely unique as it constructs the foundation upon which visionary innovation becomes possible. This includes our 360 degree research, comprehensive industry coverage, career best practices as well as our global footprint of more than 40 offices.

For more than 50 years, we have been developing growth strategies for the global 1000, emerging businesses, the public sector and the investment community. Is your organization prepared for the next profound wave of industry convergence, disruptive technologies, increasing competitive intensity, Mega Trends, breakthrough best practices, changing customer dynamics and emerging economies?

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September 7, 2012 at 3:58 pm

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Saudia Issues RFP to the World’s Airports

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MANCHESTER, England, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Route Exchange, the online platform for air service development, is delighted to announce the commencement of a Request for Proposal (RFP) from Saudia who are using the facility to support their network growth.

The national airline of Saudi Arabia, based at Jeddah-King Abdulaziz International Airport, operates domestic and international scheduled flights to over 70 destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Mr. Mohammed Binhafeez, Senior Planning Specialist at recently rebranded Saudia said: “We are re-structuring our network and looking forward we aim to reach new destinations. In order to do that Saudia have invested heavily in an expansion of our fleet. Moreover, the opening of the new Jeddah airport in 2014 will make links to new destinations and our current network more efficient. We are using Route Exchange to reach new markets and welcome airports worldwide to join the process to demonstrate what opportunities exist from their markets to our bases.”

Declan Maguire, Business Development Manager for Route Exchange stated: “The Saudia Request for Proposals represents an excellent opportunity for airports worldwide to pitch their route proposals directly to the planning team of a highly successful Middle Eastern carrier. Saudia are prepared to listen to any airport who can demonstrate strong demand between their market and their Jeddah and Riyadh bases. Saudia have specific intelligence requests of airports which are detailed in the full Request for Proposals (RFP) document”

Once airports have met the terms of the Prequalifying Questionnaire (PQQ), they will then be sent the formal RFP where they can complete a pre-defined data requirements and a proposal document. Saudia will then analyse the submissions before scheduling meetings with potential new airport partners at World Routes, The 18th World Route Development Forum which will take place 29 September – 2 October this year in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

For more information on Route Exchange visit http://www.routesonline.com.

Notes to Editors

About Routes

Routes organises world-renowned airline and airport networking events through its regional and global Route Development Forums. Each year, there is one global event and one regional event in Asia, Africa, Europe, the Americas and CIS respectively. http://www.routesonline.com
Routes was founded in 1995 as part of the Manchester UKbased ASM Ltd., a consultancy specialising in the field of route development for airports. http://www.asm-global.com/
Routes and ASM were acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010. From 1st August 2012 Routes, ASM and the Airport Cities Conference and Exhibition become part of the UBM Live division of UBM plc.
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September 7, 2012 at 3:44 pm

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DHL Disaster Response Team Ups Emergency Training in Indonesia Four

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Four-day program with UN puts DHL volunteers through a real-life exercise for 2010 Mount Merapi eruption

JAKARTA, Indonesia, Sept. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — DHL, the world’s leading logistics company, has conducted a four-day emergency relief simulation course in Indonesia with the Indonesian Army, 27 in-country volunteers and 7 volunteers from its South East Asia DHL Disaster Response Team (DHL DRT). DHL DRT has over 400 volunteers worldwide creating a global disaster relief network for vulnerable regions and managed by the DHL GoHelp network in Panama, Dubai and Singapore.

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Carl Schelfhaut, Head of International Relations & Disaster Management Asia Pacific for Deutsche Post DHL, said: “DHL Disaster Response Teams have years of experience in assisting relief efforts during natural disasters. We know that better preparedness and regular emergency logistics training on how to handle the massive support from other countries is critical to getting the right help to the communities that need it faster and more effectively. A total of seven DRT training courses were held across Asia Pacific in 2011, preparing more than 250 DHL employees for future deployments; and this year, we will have held 3 trainings including Indonesia for new volunteers who have joined our contingent during the year.”

In Indonesia, DHL DRT volunteers from every DHL division including DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, DHL Global Mail and DHL Supply Chain participated in the training. To provide the volunteers with a realistic training, DHL DRT used the 2010 Mount Merapi eruption as a disaster scenario for the real-life deployment where volunteers applied their knowledge and training on disaster relief fundamentals, warehouse management of genuine relief supplies for the affected communities, and how to work effectively with UN and other disaster relief organizations.

For the training, DHL Supply Chain’s customer, Unilever also came on board by contributing the products for the community. Abdul Rahim Tahir, Managing Director DHL Supply Chain Indonesia and also GoHelp Manager for the country said: “Regular training courses and intensive simulations like this in Indonesia keep volunteers and professionals deployment-ready. With the gracious donations from Unilever, one of our key partners in Indonesia, we have been able to provide additional provisions and supplies for aid recipients in the Mount Merapi area.”

Together, DHL DRT teams set up an emergency warehouse in Desa Kepuharjo and learned how to create and dispatch speedballs, DHL’s innovative disaster relief solution designed to deliver aid to inaccessible areas. Aid supplies are packed into DHL courier bags, robust enough to be dropped by aircraft and capable of holding up to 25kg of relief supplies. In 2011, DHL DRT teams processed about 115 tonnes of relief supplies for New Zealand and El Salvador, and packed over 10,500 Speedballs during aid relief efforts around the world, mainly in El Salvador.

DHL’s GoHelp program provides the UN with free access to DHL’s logistics expertise, resources and global network as part of a strategic disaster management partnership that provides quick and effective humanitarian relief. DHL DRT, which can be on the ground and operational within 72 hours of activation by the UN, provides critical support in the movement of relief supplies, including unloading cargo planes and conducting professional warehousing and inventory. DRT teams deploy for up to three weeks at a time, with up to 10 employees making up a single DRT.

DHL has signed MOUs with several countries in disaster-prone regions to provide the services of DRTs, allowing governments to request support directly and accelerating DRT deployments. In 2011, El Salvador, Turkey and Chile signed MOUs with DHL and Bangladesh joined the list in 2012.

As part of GoHelp, DHL also runs a disaster preparedness program called “Get Airports Ready for Disaster” (GARD) with partner UN Development Program. GARD trains airport personnel and staff from disaster management agencies for the logistics challenges posed by natural disasters and their aftermath. It was launched in 2009 and piloted successfully in disaster-prone Indonesia. It has been rolled out in Nepal, Bangladesh, Turkey and Lebanon with a follow-up GARD towards the end of the year in Indonesia.

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DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL. The Group generated revenue of 53 billion euros in 2011.

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September 7, 2012 at 11:32 am

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