Friday, January 4, 2008

Friday, January 4, 2008

Transportation Communications Newsletter

Friday, January 4, 2008 -- ISSN 1529-1057


1) Federal Aviation Administration Demands Connectivity Security for Boeing 787 Control and Information Network
Link to story in Flight International:

2) Advance Flier Info System Coming to India in April
Link to story in The Times of India:

3) Passenger Jets Get Anti-Missile Devices
Link to story in USA Today:

4) India Civil Aviation Authority Institutes Online Birdstrike Reporting System
Link to Frontier India Defence and Strategic News Service story:


5) Maritime Remains Uncharted Waters for Free Information
UK government has decided to remain in the business of producing and selling navigation information for shipping.
Link to story in The Guardian:

6) Judge Tells US Navy to Reduce Sonar Impact
Link to AP story:


7) Milan Introduces Traffic Charge
Link to BBC News story:
Link to further information from the City of Milan: (in Italian)


8) Emergency Response Plan is Introduced in San Francisco Bay Area
Plan spells out how emergency responders in the region should communicate and work with each other after a disaster.
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:
Link to news release from the City of San Francisco:

9) Federal Communications Commission Moves Forward on Mobile Alert System
Link to story in Washington Technology:

10) Mystery of New Color-Coded Detour Signs Answered in Pennsylvania
Link to story and video report on WCAU-TV:


11) Cameras to Nab Illegal Parkers in San Francisco Bus Lanes
Link to story in the San Francisco Chronicle:

News Releases
1) Unveils Breakthrough ‘Fastest Drive Now’ Feature
2) Mobile Launches Speech-Activated Mobile Driving and Walking Directions
3) Futuristic Traffic Light System for Johannesburg
4) 419 Million NFC Chipsets Will Ship by 2012, Generating $406 Million in Revenue
5) NOAA to Ensure Global Navigation Satellite System Accuracy
6) Douglas Steenland Named Air Transport Association Chairman
7) Ford Showcases Future of In-Car Satellite Communications at International CES 2008

Upcoming Events
Intertraffic 2008 Amsterdam – April 1-4 – Amsterdam

Friday Bonus
Here’s an airline you don’t want to fly, at least in Malawi.

Today in Transportation History
1958 **50th anniversary** - Sputnik I falls to Earth.


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