Brasil – OceanAir prorroga promoção para este final de semana

A promoção “PromOcean”, da OceanAir, continua e traz preços especiais para este final de semana (dias 14 e 15).

Além da ponte aérea Rio-São Paulo, a companhia oferece tarifas mais baratas saindo das capitais Belo Horizonte (MG), Brasília (DF), Fortaleza (CE), Campo Grande (MT), Porto Alegre (RS), Manaus (AM) e Porto Velho (RO), entre outras.

A promoção é válida a partir das 22h de hoje e se estende até às 6h de segunda-feira (dia 16).

Vale ressaltar que a compra deve ser realizada neste período, mas o embarque pode ser feito de 14 a 31 deste mês.

As reservas podem ser feitas pelo site da empresa (www.oceanair.com.br) ou pela central de atendimento (telefones 4004-4040 para capitais e 0300-789-8160, para demais cidades).

As tarifas não permitem acumular pontos no Programa Amigo.


Brasil – BRA promove treinamento de vendas em São Paulo

A BRA dá início na próxima quinta-feira (dia 19) a uma série de treinamentos voltados aos agentes de viagens da capital paulista sobre o funcionamento do novo sistema de vendas da companhia.

Todos os encontros acontecem às 19h30 na avenida Ipiranga, 318 bloco B, 12ª andar.

Ainda neste mês, haverá um treinamento também no dia 26.

Em abril, a companhia já programou atividades para os dias 2, 7, 16, 23 e 28.

Interessados em participar devem enviar e-mail para atendimento.agencia@braereo.com.br.

Mais informações pelo tel. (11) 3151-4590.


Brasil – Webjet dá até 90% de desconto neste fim de semana

A Webjet promove neste fim de semana a Super Web Promoção, com descontos de até 90% nos trechos que a companhia opera.

A compra dos bilhetes deverá ser realizada exclusivamente neste fim de semana, a partir de meia-noite deste sábado, dia 14, até as 6h da segunda, dia 16 .

Os bilhetes devem ser usados até o dia 6 de abril e as tarifas podem ser combinadas com todas as outras classes tarifárias, não sendo necessária a compra de ida e volta.

As tarifas promocionais são válidas nas 12 cidades atendidas pela companhia e são sujeitas à disponibilidade na classe de venda específica.

Mais informações sobre regras da promoção e preços praticados pelo telefone 0300 21 01234 ou pelo site www.webjet.com.br


Economy Plus da United pode ser reservada no Sabre

O Sabre Travel Network habilitou o acesso aos agentes de viagens que utilizam as ferramentas do sistema Sabre – MySabre e Turbo Sabre – para a venda do assento Economy Plus da United Airlines, que possuem cerca de 12 centímetros a mais de espaço para as pernas e estão localizados na parte dianteira da cabine de classe econômica.

O recurso fornece diversas oportunidades para os agentes poderem oferecer a classe aos seus clientes.

“A novidade da United é outro testemunho do enorme valor do GDS e da capacidade do Sabre em adaptar nossos recursos de merchandising às necessidades exclusivas de cada companhia aérea cliente”, declarou o CMO do Sabre, Greg Webb.

“Esta é, sem dúvida, outra evidência da adoção contínua dos recursos de merchandising do Sabre que beneficiam as aéreas e a comunidade de agência de viagens”, completou Webb.


Economy Plus da United pode ser reservada no Sabre

O Sabre Travel Network habilitou o acesso aos agentes de viagens que utilizam as ferramentas do sistema Sabre – MySabre e Turbo Sabre – para a venda do assento Economy Plus da United Airlines, que possuem cerca de 12 centímetros a mais de espaço para as pernas e estão localizados na parte dianteira da cabine de classe econômica.

O recurso fornece diversas oportunidades para os agentes poderem oferecer a classe aos seus clientes.

“A novidade da United é outro testemunho do enorme valor do GDS e da capacidade do Sabre em adaptar nossos recursos de merchandising às necessidades exclusivas de cada companhia aérea cliente”, declarou o CMO do Sabre, Greg Webb.

“Esta é, sem dúvida, outra evidência da adoção contínua dos recursos de merchandising do Sabre que beneficiam as aéreas e a comunidade de agência de viagens”, completou Webb.


Boeing Holds ‘Major Join’ Ceremony for 12-Nation Strategic Airlift Capability’s 1st C-17

LONG BEACH, Calif., March 13, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] today marked a key milestone at its C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach — the “major join” ceremony for the Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) consortium’s first C-17 Globemaster III. The unique SAC approach to shared use of the strategic airlifter was hailed as a model for the future acquisition and management of defense capabilities for NATO and European Union (EU) missions.

During major join, the C-17 airlifter’s four major sections — the forward, center and aft fuselages and wing assembly — are integrated, and the aircraft begins to look like a C-17 for the first time. Hundreds of C-17 employees looked on as senior members of SAC and representatives of the government of the Republic of Hungary, NATO, and Boeing drove ceremonial rivets into the aircraft’s fuselage.

Hungarian Minister of Defense Dr. Imre Szekeres played a special symbolic role in the ceremony, since Hungary has agreed to both host the Heavy Airlift Wing (HAW) at Pápa Air Base, where a total of three C-17s will be based, and to register the aircraft under the Hungarian flag.

“SAC is a great example to see that cooperation and mutual finance strengthen capabilities and efficiency both within NATO and two EU countries outside NATO. It is a model for future cooperation,” said Szekeres.

“Strategic airlift is critical in responding to today’s global challenges,” said Peter Flory, NATO Assistant Secretary General for Defence Investment. “SAC1 represents a big step forward in strengthening our ability to support NATO, EU, United Nations and other military, humanitarian, disaster-relief, and peacekeeping missions around the world.”

The SAC1 C-17’s first flight is set for June, with delivery tentatively scheduled for early July. SAC includes 10 NATO nations — Bulgaria, Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, United States — and Partnership for Peace members Sweden and Finland. They will share acquisition and operating costs for three C-17s over the nearly 30-year course of the agreement.

As chairman of the SAC Steering Board, Brig. Gen. Richard Johnston, U.S. Air Force, shared his thoughts during the ceremony: “No nation today is independent of those around it,” he said. “These two Partnership for Peace and 10 NATO nations will succeed in bringing airlift to meet their national needs while working together through unwavering cooperation and partnership.”

“We have more than 70 airmen and families from the SAC nations working and living in Pápa, and our personnel strength grows each week,” said the HAW’s first commander, Col. John Zazworsky, U.S. Air Force. “With loadmasters and pilots already in training, we are on course for multinational flight operations as planned this summer.” The colonel has been at work at Pápa Air Base since October.

“The C-17 is the only tactical aircraft capable of performing all SAC airlift missions, including strategic, tactical, military and humanitarian missions, as well as brigade airdrops, aeromedical evacuations, and landings and takeoffs from standard runways or austere airfields,” said Tommy Dunehew, Boeing International C-17 program manager. “SAC’s commitment to the C-17 is yet another example of the value the C-17 has to international customers.”

Acting on behalf of SAC, the NATO Airlift Management Agency (NAMA), led by General Manager Gunnar Borch, signed an agreement with the U.S. government in November for the acquisition of three C-17s, one of which will be provided by the United States. NAMA provides acquisition, financial and human-resources support to the HAW, and has also been active since the fall in bringing this new concept to life.


Future Combat Systems Unmanned Vehicles Complete Preliminary Design Reviews

ST. LOUIS, March 13, 2009 — Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Science Applications International Corp. [NYSE: SAI], together the Lead Systems Integrator for the U.S. Army’s Future Combat Systems (FCS) modernization program, today announced that the program has successfully completed preliminary design reviews (PDR) for all its unmanned vehicle systems (UVS).

The UVS Integrated Product Team (IPT) completed the five PDRs ahead of the FCS System-of-Systems (SoS) PDR scheduled for later this spring. The SoS PDR will assess the integration of the program’s individual platforms into a complete SoS architecture and help establish baselines for developing prototypes.

“The FCS One Team and our Army partners have taken a big step toward a successful System of Systems review this spring,” said Gregg Martin, Boeing vice president and FCS program manager. “Each of these unmanned systems plays a critical role in providing soldiers with greater surveillance, reconnaissance and logistical capabilities to increase their effectiveness and survivability on the battlefield.”

The FCS platforms reviewed in the PDRs were the Multifunctional Utility/Logistics Equipment (MULE) family of vehicles and its Autonomous Navigation System (ANS); the Small Unmanned Ground Vehicle (SUGV); the Class I Unmanned Aerial System (UAS); and the Class IV Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV).

The MULE and ANS reviews were completed in fiscal year 2008 and included all three MULE variants: the MULE-Transport, the MULE-Countermine and the Armed Robotic Vehicle-Assault (Light).

The UVS IPT and partner iRobot conducted the SUGV PDR at the iRobot facility in Bedford, Mass., in October.

“The combined government and industry team has done an excellent job in developing a design that meets our requirements and has produced the supporting evidence needed to make this a successful review,” said Alan Walls, director for Unmanned Vehicle Systems. “With the completion of this event, we have taken another important step in getting the advanced capability of the SUGV into the hands of our soldiers.”

The UVS IPT and partner Honeywell International conducted the Class I UAS PDR at the Boeing facility in St. Louis in late November.

“I am pleased with the progress we have made in the Class I UAS,” said Glenn Morris, LSI program manager for Class I. “The system’s laser target designator will provide a tremendous capability to the soldier, and the team did a great job of preparing for this review.”

Finally, the UVS team and Northrop Grumman Corp. Unmanned Systems successfully conducted the Class IV UAV PDR at the Boeing facility in St. Louis in December.

“The Class IV PDR review is the culmination of a great deal of hard work by the team and the whole FCS program,” said Doug Jaspering, LSI team lead for UAV. “We are in really good shape as we move into the detailed design phase, and fully expect to have our prototypes ready for qualification testing on schedule in fiscal year 2011.”

More information on the Future Combat Systems program is available at https://www.fcs.army.mil/.