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Jeppesen Announces Three-Year Partnership With BP Shipping

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— Jeppesen Optimization Solutions Will be Used Aboard LNG, Product and Crude Oil Vessels to Increase Efficiency, Reduce Risks and Save Fuel Costs
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. /PRNewswire/ — Jeppesen has finalized a contract to provide its advanced optimization solutions to BP Shipping, one of the world’s largest operators of oil and liquid natural gas (LNG) tankers. The contract will result in the installation of Jeppesen’s Vessel and Voyage Optimization Solution (VVOS) on 52 BP vessels carrying crude oil and LNG shipments globally. The contract also provides for integration of Jeppesen’s FleetManager shoreside component into BP Shipping operations. FleetManager will be used to track BP’s owned and chartered vessels.
VVOS will help BP vessels optimize ship routes and engine settings to increase efficiency, minimize risks such as cargo loss and weather damage, and reduce fuel costs. Jeppesen’s FleetManager component allows BP’s shoreside managers to monitor vessel performance at sea, while receiving detailed reports on any vessel’s current operating environment. In addition, Jeppesen’s Vessel Routing Services provide the support of seasoned Ship Masters to analyze ship data and respond with 24/7 route planning and advisory services to optimize operational efficiency.
“Over the years, BP Shipping has demonstrated a strong commitment to improved vessel efficiency and reduction of carbon emissions,” said Jeppesen director of Professional Services Joel Meltzner. “We’re honored that — following an in-depth evaluation of today’s most advanced technologies — BP Shipping selected Jeppesen as its optimization partner for these vessels.”
These Jeppesen solutions provide several key operational advantages to BP Shipping and its vessels at sea. These include the ability for Ship Masters to optimize routes according to Speed, ETA, Fuel Consumption and Ship Motions (based on detailed computer models of BP vessels and predicted impacts according to weather). In addition, C-MAP electronic charts are built into both the shore and vessel based software interface, allowing vessels to perform depth and obstruction checks before accepting a route.
“After a thorough tender process and onshore/offshore trials, we determined Jeppesen’s quality weather data and forecasting models, combined with its advanced user interface for both vessels and shore staff, made the company’s solutions a good fit for BP Shipping,” said Dan Read, Global Voyage Operations Manager, BP Shipping. “We are excited to continue working with Jeppesen on this suite of solutions for our vessels and shipping operations.”
For additional information on Jeppesen solutions for shipping companies, go to http://www.jeppesen.com/marine. To learn more about BP Shipping, visit http://www.bp.com/shipping.
About Jeppesen
Jeppesen, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, is a market-leading provider of vessel operations services and digital navigation solutions, based on worldwide vector chart data type approved to ISO19879, meteorological information and transmission technologies. Jeppesen offers a wide range of navigation and operations products and services to both recreational and commercial marine markets. Safety-conscious boaters and operators of vessels ranging from coastal to SOLAS class, rely on Jeppesen for innovative navigation solutions that improve safety and efficiency.
Source: Jeppesen

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November 15, 2012 at 12:37 pm

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Shad Peterson Named President of Sasser Family Holdings, Inc.

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CHICAGO /PRNewswire/ — During the most recent meeting of their Board of Directors, Sasser Family Holdings, a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company, elected Shad Peterson as President of Sasser Family Holdings. Fred Sasser will continue to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors for the organization.
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“Shad being elected to the role of President illustrates that we are all only temporary stewards of the business, the future belongs to the coming generations. In operating and growing this business, we are not just supporting our current team and business community, but we are responsible for handing down a business that is stronger and more competitive, so that the next generations can do the same.” said Fred Sasser, CEO.
Shad Peterson represents the 4th generation of the Sasser family and has served within the organization since 2005 when he joined the organization as President of subsidiary business, Union Leasing. Since that time, Shad has been a key figure establishing a secure foundation for the future growth and expansion of the business.
“We are very fortunate to have a strong set of family values that has enabled us to stay committed to the businesses for nearly 85 years. These same values are reflected in our businesses and have been at the core of our stability and growth. I look forward to carrying this forward to prepare us for the next generations.”
Peterson additionally holds the title of Chief Operating Officer of Sasser Family Holdings, as well as head executive of each of the subsidiaries business units. Mr. Peterson has spent 20 years in the transportation and strategic consulting services industries with an education background in economics and government.
About Sasser Family Holdings: Sasser Family Holdings, Inc. is a 4th generation, family-held transportation asset services and management company with roots dating back to 1928. Subsidiary business units and investments include Chicago Freight Car Leasing Co., Union Leasing Inc., CF Rail Services LLC, Chicago Freight Car Leasing Australia Holdings and NxGen Rail Services. The subsidiary units are leaders in providing customer focused rail and vehicle transportation equipment solutions including asset leasing, fleet administration management, asset repair and maintenance, and innovative technology services throughout North America, Australia, and Europe.
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November 13, 2012 at 11:29 am

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Aviation Week Accelerates Innovation and Fosters Key Collaboration in Asia-Pacific

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– MRO Asia will take place on November 13-15 in Singapore
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Asia is positioned to overtake Europe and North America in terms of air traffic in the near future, and Singapore continues to drive itself as Asia’s largest, most qualified and accessible MRO hub. Asia-Pacific’s aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) will bring together first-rate speakers, trusted data and analytics and the most reliable information on aviation maintenance in the Asia Pacific region. Aviation Week’s 12th annual MRO Asia 2012 will take place on November 13-15 at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. MRO Asia aspires to galvanize success in innovation in the global MRO sphere.
Themed “Accelerating Innovation and Collaboration in Asia-Pacific,” the forum will deliver integrated content that encompasses end-to-end MRO from leasing to IT to engines. Attendees will hear from key decision makers, airline buyers and industry leaders, and gain exposure to peer-to-peer learning with case studies and proven methodologies. As an open platform for OEMs, airlines, MROs, suppliers and buyers to build contacts and exchange ideas, this event is the one-stop-shop for all MRO products and services in the industry’s leading exhibition floor.
Together with local government, regional and international airlines, MRO suppliers and maintenance providers, MRO Asia is expected to draw 2,500+ attendees from around the world. Kicking off with a series of in-depth, interactive workshops, MRO Asia hones in on providing valuable solutions and tactics. Attendees will meet the industry’s finest experts to gain insights, network, and examine best practices. MRO and aviation leaders and experts include the guest-of-honor, Josephine Teo, Minister of State (Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Transport), and opening remarks from Charles Chong, President, Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore). Additional speakers include:
Ran Ackerman, Head of Aircraft Acquisitions & Sales, Maintenance & Engineering, El Al Israel Airlines Ltd.
Alimir Aimbetov, Technical Procurement Manager, Air Astana
Herve Alexandre, VP Technical Procurement, Air France
Felix Ammann, SVP Component Services, SR Technics
Leonardo Machado Amorim, Director Customer Support, Asia Pacific, Embraer
Robert Anton, SVP Component Services, Air France Industries
Erwin Bamert, SVP Component Maintenance, SR Technics
Adrian Beirne, Engineering Manager (Deputy CTO), Jetstar Pacific Airlines
Frank Bodenhage, President & CEO, MTU Maintenance Zhuhai
Ian Britchford, Director of Fuel Saving, ETS Aviation
Jonas Butautis, CEO, FL Technics
Gina DeNunzio, Foreign Repair Station Program Lead, Office of Global Strategies, TSA
Noutchemo Simo Fadimatou, Logistics Manager, Camair-Co (Cameroon Airlines Corporation)
Hiroki Fukuyama, Assistant Manager, Airframe Group, JAL Engineering Co, .Ltd.
John Gough, Director Fuel & Carbon Solutions, GE Aviation
Dr. Orkun Hasekioglu, R&D Projects Manager and former CIO, Turkish Airlines Technic
Mark Hayman, Executive Director Engineering, Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company (HAECO)
Dinesh Jeganathan, Flight Safety Representative, Embraer Asia Pacific and former Safety & Security Executive, SilkAir
Kham Joon Wui, VP Commercial Business, Engineering & Development Centre, ST Aerospace
Tom Lane, Managing Director, HEATCON Composite Systems (Europe)
Peter Lendermann, CEO, D-SIMLAB Technologies Pte. Ltd.
Michael Leung, Director, AAR Engineering Services-Asia
Peter Lundberg, VP Sales, Satair SG
Olivier Mazzucchelli, Managing Director & CEO, Spairliners
Mike McBride, CFO & EVP, TeamSAI
Sunny Mirchandani, VP Engineering & International Sales, Taikoo Spirit AeroSystems (Jinjiang) Composite Co. Ltd
Michael Parsons, Director Applications Centre of Excellence, MRO Solutions Asia-Pacific, Oracle
Richard Patry, Head of Engineering & Manufacturing, DHL
Mark Pettitt, Managing Director, Permagard Australasia
Raj Ramanujam, Managing Director, Fokker Services Asia
Pierre Reville, Head of Services Solutions, Airbus
Tohru Saito, GM Engine Maintenance Center, JAL Engineering Co., Ltd.
Ivo Schindler, Customer Project Manager, Aircraft Component Services, Lufthansa Technik
Ravinder Pal Singh, CIO, Air Works
Jan Steenbock, VP Marketing & Sales Far East Asia, MTU Maintenance
David Stewart, VP, SH&E
Jeff Tomei, Director, Business Development, Sales, & Marketing, Spirit AeroSystems
Arjo Widjoseno, GM Internal Audit & Control, GMF AeroAsia
Lutz Wierschin, Director, Component Development, Guangzhou Aircraft Maintenance and Engineering Co. Ltd
Mohd Yuzer Mohd Yusoff, Senior GM, Malaysian Aviation Training Academy
Attendees will enhance their experience at the conference by downloading the free MRO Asia 2012 App, which features customized event information, access to planning the day’s agenda, scheduling meetings with other attendees for networking, interactive show map and exhibitor floor, updates on speakers and sessions, and identifying favorite exhibitors and sponsors. Additionally, this free app provides attendees with simple access to work through the MRO Asia Web portal just a screen tap away to utilize these show features from a desktop PC. Additional information and online registration are available at http://events.aviationweek.com/current/mas/register.htm. On Twitter, follow @avweekevents or search for #MROA.
MRO Asia is produced by Aviation Week, in partnership with Association of Aerospace Industries (Singapore). Silver sponsors include Airbus, Avmat, Embraer Commercial Aviation, Heico Seal Dynamics, Spirit Aerosystems and UTC Aerospace Systems. Bronze sponsors are Bombardier, Pratt & Whitney and StandardAero. Abu Dhabi Aircraft Technologies, Mubadala Aerospace MRO Network and SR Technics are the titanium sponsors. Supporting organizations include Airlines for America, Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, Association of European Airlines, Agency for Science, Technology and Research, Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore, EDB Singapore, IATA, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau, YourSingapore, and Future Ready Singapore. Aviation Week & Space Technology and Asian Aviation are media sponsors.
About Aviation Week:
Aviation Week, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. Customers include the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, airlines, militaries, governments and other organizations that serve this global market. Aviation Week produces data and analytics services including the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN), industry-leading events around the world, as well as ShowNews and Business & Commercial Aviation.
On July 2, 2012, the group’s flagship Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST) relaunched with an even greater focus on technology, business and operations that has long been the brand’s hallmark. In addition to civil, military and space, AW&ST’s market coverage is further expanded with new monthly Defense Technology and MRO editions to include land and sea and aftermarket insights.
Aviation Week’s 2012 digital expansion includes a redesigned AviationWeek.com for deeper community engagement and navigation and a comprehensive technology upgrade to the Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN). AWIN, the industry’s essential integrated business tool, now has increased capability through more fleet and MRO data and an expanded team of data analysts.
About The McGraw-Hill Companies:
McGraw-Hill announced on September 12, 2011, its intention to separate into two companies: McGraw-Hill Financial, a leading provider of content and analytics to global financial markets, and McGraw-Hill Education, a leading education company focused on digital learning and education services worldwide. McGraw-Hill Financial’s leading brands include Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, S&P Capital IQ, S&P Dow Jones Indices, J.D. Power and Associates and Platts, a leader in commodities information. With sales of US$6.2 billion in 2011, the Corporation has approximately 23,000 employees across more than 280 offices in 40 countries. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com/.
Source: Aviation Week

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