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A4A applauds Shuster-DeFazio legislation.
Airlines for America    Washington, DC 20004
March 13, 2014 DOT's Full Fare Advertising Rule unfairly prohibits airlines and travel agents from providing full disclosure of government-imposed taxes and fees in advertised prices, thereby masking excessive federal tax rate on cost of air travel. A4A applauded legislation introduced by House Transportation Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), which ensures airline customers are aware of exactly how much of their ticket price goes to federal taxes.
A4A Urges Congress to reject air travel taxes proposal.
Airlines for America    Washington, DC 20004
March 13, 2014 Airlines for America (A4A) opposes FY2015 White House budget proposal, which calls for $4.2 billion in higher and additional taxes on airlines and their customers. In addition to urging Members of Congress to say no to said proposal, A4A cited commercial aviation as key enabler of job growth and U.S. economic activity that could contribute at greater level if not impeded by excessive taxes and regulations. Tax burden on aviation and its customers has more than tripled since 1998.
EPA and CEC Partners announce NAPECA grant recipients.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
March 13, 2014 U.S. EPA, Environment Canada, and Mexico Ministry for Environment and Natural Resources awarded $1.2 million in grants under the Council of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) North American Partnership for Environmental Community Action (NAPECA) program to help communities address environmental challenges. Of 18 grant recipients, 6 are from USA. Grants include efforts to support wastewater treatment, improve nutrition in local communities, and protect water quality at beaches.
MTConnect Institute Announces MoU with NCDMM.
MTConnect Institute    Mclean, VA 22102
March 13, 2014 As announced by MTConnect® Institute, Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining (NCDMM) will establish cooperative forum resulting in collaboration to continue defining, developing, and securing programs aimed at furthering MTConnect standard. MTConnect's Courtney Hill said "This MoU furthers our longstanding and strong relationship with NCDMM that began when AMT...formed the MTConnect Institute in 2009."
AIA Claims FY15 Budget poses challenges for NextGen program.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
March 13, 2014 Responding to President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request, AIA's Marion C. Blakey brought up FAA programs facing challenges. She noted Next Generation Air Transportation System modernization program, saying funding cuts pose new obstacles to meeting milestones. "The economic benefits of the NextGen program far outweigh the nominal budget gains that would be realized if the proposed cuts are enacted," said Blakey who also cited risks to safety, environment, and U.S. competitiveness.
BIO Honors Senator Stabenow as Legislator of the Year.
Biotechnology Industry Organization    Washington, DC 20024
March 13, 2014 BIO Legislator of the Year award honored Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) for her successful championship of reauthorization of Farm Bill energy programs as well as their expansion to include renewable chemicals. Citing Stabenow's unrelenting efforts, BIO President and CEO Jim Greenwood noted her "Grow It Here, Make It Here" initiative and called final Farm Bill "exactly the type of comprehensive policy making that supports long-term innovation and job creation."
AIA Urges Security Threats to be Considered for FY15 budget.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
March 11, 2014 In her statement regarding release of President's Budget Request for the Department of Defense, AIA's Marion C. Blakey cited Secretary Hagel's comment on choice between smaller but more technologically advanced military and retaining current size but not creating and deploying new capabilities. Blakey called allotted $154 billion "far less than what we need to maintain technological superiority" and noted that "these caps will force bad choices at a time of increasing global instability."
AIA is pleased with stable and steady investment in space.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
March 11, 2014 According to statement made by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA is pleased to see that President Obama's proposed budget request for NASA in fiscal year 2015 continues stable investment in space programs for nation’s future while also making key investments in aeronautics, science, and technology development. At $17.5 billion, request is nearly even with last year’s request and is a significant increase over the $16.6 billion NASA received in 2013 under sequestration.
MetalForming Conference to address die design software.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44130
March 11, 2014 MetalForming magazine, the flagship publication of PMA, announces The Die Design and Simulation Software Experience conference. Scheduled for May 28-29, 2014 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL, event will include software demonstrations from leading suppliers, case-study presentations describing successful software-implementation projects, variety of keynote presentations, and social events to network with software experts and other conference participants.
Web-Based Tool aims to improve building energy performance.
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)    Golden, CO 80401
March 11, 2014 NREL has developed a web-based tool to help users better understand energy performance of building-related products. The Technology Performance Exchange™ portal helps manufacturers and other organizations that measure and test products share performance data with product consumers. TPEx helps to reduce analysis uncertainty through use of data entry forms, which are standardized documents that identify minimum product-specific parameters needed to evaluate energy performance.
EPA sets cleaner fuel and car standards.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)    Washington, DC 20460
March 10, 2014 EPA finalized emission standards for cars and gasoline that will reduce harmful pollution and prevent thousands of premature deaths and illnesses, while also improving efficiency. Action will reduce standards for smog-forming VOCs and nitrogen oxides by 80%, establish 70% tighter particulate matter standard, and virtually eliminate fuel vapor emissions. Standards will also reduce vehicle emissions of toxic air pollutants, such as benzene by up to 30%, and reduce gasoline sulfur levels by more than 60%.
Flando and Grealis named PMA Vice Presidents.
Precision Metalforming Association    Independence, OH 44130
March 10, 2014 Andrew F. Flando, formerly group publisher and director of exhibitions, has been named VP of publishing and exhibitions, responsible for leading PMA’s publishing and tradeshow activities. Allison R. Grealis, formerly director of membership services, has been named VP of membership and association services, responsible for leading PMA’s membership acquisition and retention efforts, along with development and delivery of broad-based membership services available to member companies.
FAA proposes $55,125 civil penalty against helicopter company.
Federal Aviation Administration    Washington, DC 20591
March 10, 2014 FAA is proposing $55,125 civil penalty against Whirlybird Helicopters LLC of Ogden, UT, for allegedly violating DOT's drug and alcohol testing regulations. FAA alleges Whirlybird failed to conduct pre-employment drug tests on 8 employees prior to their being hired to perform safety-sensitive functions on company’s helicopters, which it uses in commercial air tour operations. Agency also alleges 3 of these employees were not in Whirlybird’s random testing pool as required by DOT regulations.
AIA mourns loss of Dr. Assad Kotaite.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
March 10, 2014 Universally known as master conciliator and consensus-builder, Dr. Kotaite served with the International Civil Aviation Organization for more than 50 years, including 30 years as elected President of the Council, making him the longest-tenured senior executive in the history of the United Nations. Dr. Kotaite’s dedication to the safe and orderly development of international civil aviation was a key factor in its phenomenal growth. The global aviation community will miss his visionary leadership.
Global Design Contest challenges engineers and students.
Sae International Global Location    Santa Clara, CA 95050
March 10, 2014 Produced by Tech Briefs Media Group, 12th annual "Create the Future" Design Contest is open and runs through July 1, 2014. For this event, participants create innovative new product idea that benefits society and economy for opportunity to receive global recognition and $20,000. This year’s categories include Aerospace & Defense, Automotive/Transportation, Consumer Products, Electronics, Machinery/Automation/Robotics, Medical Products, and Sustainable Technologies.
NEMA Assistant VP honored with IEEE Senior membership.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
March 7, 2014 NEMA announced that its Assistant Vice President of Operations, John Caskey, has been named an IEEE Senior member. This honor is bestowed only to those who have made significant contributions to the electrical engineering profession. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers and its members inspire a global community through IEEE's highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities.
AMT applauds new manufacturing hubs in Illinois and Michigan.
AMT - The Association For Mfg. Technology    McLean, VA 22102
March 7, 2014 President Obama announced the next expansion of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation with The Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute, to be located in Chicago. DMDI will change the way America does manufacturing by focusing on democratization and data integration across the supply chain. Announcement coincided with news of another manufacturing hub, the Lightweight and Modern Metals Manufacturing Innovation Institute, to be located in Canton, MI.
IREC Seeks Comments on clean energy certificate program standard.
Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC)    Latham, NY 12110-1156
March 7, 2014 To rectify marketplace confusion and workforce skills inconsistency, IREC is developing IREC Standard 14732:201X General Requirements for the Accreditation of Clean Energy Certificate Programs. IREC identified need to differentiate between certification and certificate programs as well as describe best practices and requirements that form foundation for accrediting clean energy certificate programs. Parties are encouraged to comment on this standard until April 14, 2014.
NEMA publishes standards for panelboards and switchboards.
National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA)    Rosslyn, VA 22209
March 7, 2014 ANSI/NEMA PB 1.1-2013 provides general instructions for proper handling, installation, operation, and maintenance of panelboards, which are used in the distribution of electricity at 600 V or less with 1,600 A mains or less and 1,200 A branch circuits or less. Another standard, ANSI/NEMA PB 2.1-2013, provides general instructions for proper handling, installation, operation, and maintenance of deadfront distribution switchboards rated 600 V or less and 6,000 A or less.
AIA welcomes Manufacturing Innovation Institutes.
Aerospace Industries Association    Arlington, VA 22209-3928
March 6, 2014 According to statement by AIA President and CEO Marion C. Blakey, AIA welcomes Obama's announcement of two new public-private manufacturing innovation institutes. It demonstrates a clear commitment on the part of the administration to strengthen American manufacturing and invest in innovative new technologies that will grow the economy and support national security. AIA is encouraged that so many member companies are already fully engaged with this initiative.

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