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Author: JayEtta Z. Hecker
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: underlying, structural, issues, symptoms, problems, aviation, bankruptcy, pension, commercial
Number of Pages: 90
Published: 2006-03-01
ISBN-10: 1422304329
ISBN-13: 9781422304327

Since 2001 the U.S. airline industry has lost over $30 billion. Delta, Northwest, United, & US Air. have filed for bankruptcy, the latter two terminating & transferring their pension plans to the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC). The net claim on PBGC from these terminations was $9.7 billion; plan participants lost $5.3 billion in benefits. Many in the industry have maintained that airlines' use of bankruptcy protection as a means to continue operations is harmful to the industry. This debate has received even sharper focus with pension defaults. This report details: (1) the role of bankr

Author: Gerald Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: safety, concerns, congressional, testimony, ambulance, address, potential, strategies, aviation, air
Number of Pages: 21
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437917496
ISBN-13: 9781437917499

Air ambulance transport is widely regarded as improving the chances of survival for trauma victims and other critical patients. However, recent increases in the number of air ambulance accidents have led to greater industry scrutiny by govżt. agencies, the public, the media, and the industry itself. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and others have called on the FAA, which provides safety oversight, to issue more stringent safety requirements for the industry. This testimony discusses: (1) recent trends in the air ambulance industry with regard to its size, composition, and safe

Author: June Gibbs Brown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: sponsored, clinical, research, industry, pressures, human, subjects, recruiting
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2008-08
ISBN-10: 1437903223
ISBN-13: 9781437903225

Evaluates the Dept. of Health and Human Servicesż oversight of sponsor and investigator efforts to recruit human subjects for industry-sponsored clinical trials (CT). It focuses on industry-sponsored CT because in recent years industry sponsors have assumed a more prominent role in the search for new drugs. Sponsors and investigators are facing increasing difficulty finding enough subjects in a timely manner to bring drugs to market within their desired time-frame. This report explains the recruitment practices used in industry-sponsored CT for investigational drugs; identifies major concerns

Author: United States Rebecca A. McNerney
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: industry, update, power, electric, structure, changing
Number of Pages: 197
Published: 1998-11-01
ISBN-10: 0788173634
ISBN-13: 9780788173639

Intended for both lay & technical readers, this report serves as a basic reference tool that provides a comprehensive delineation of the electric power industry & its traditional structure, which has been based on its monopoly status. In addition, it describes the industry's transition to a competitive environment by providing a descriptive analysis of the factors that have contributed to the interest in a competitive market, proposed legislative & regulatory actions, & the steps being taken by the various components of the industry to meet the challenges of adapting to & prevailing in a compe

Author: Unknown
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: industry, workshop, second, processing, composite, polymer
Number of Pages: 106
Published: 1992-06
ISBN-10: 0941375684
ISBN-13: 9780941375689

The proceedings of an industry workshop on polymer composite processing with participation by 24 organizations representing the automotive, electronics, aerospace, marine, construction and material supplier sectors of U.S. industry. Identifies the most promising processing methods for the future and the technical and scientific barriers that currently hinder the use of these methods.

Author: Gerald L. Dillingham
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: oversight, federal, international, competitiveness, hearing, congressional, affecting, issues, transportation, space, industry, trends, key, commercial
Number of Pages: 25
Published: 2011-08
ISBN-10: 1437985483
ISBN-13: 9781437985481

The commercial space launch industry has evolved and moved further toward space tourism. Commercial space tourism promises to make human space travel available to the public for the first time. In addition, NASA plans to use private companies to transport cargo, and eventually personnel, to the International Space Station after NASA retires the space shuttle later in 2011. The FAA oversees the safety of commercial space launches, licensing and monitoring the safety of such launches and of commercial spaceports, and promotes the industry. This testimony addresses: (1) recent industry trends; (2

Author: Julie Throne
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: computer, components, peripherals, computers, trade, summary, industry
Number of Pages: 48
Published: 1994-12-01
ISBN-10: 0788115405
ISBN-13: 9780788115400

Contains: U.S. industry profile, foreign industry profile, U.S. trade measures, foreign trade measures, U.S. market, foreign markets, and U.S. trade balance. Also: tariff and trade agreement terms, and glossary of terms. 17 charts and tables.
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