STOCKHOLM — Haldex announced that it has reorganized the company into a “functional organization.” The Group Management structure will be extended to include business development and global sourcing and logistics functions. Haldex says this new functional organization will reduce complexity and optimize the processes through the entire value chain, from R&D to the final customer product. Effective immediately, the new functional organization will replace the present structure for the company’s two business units, Air Controls and Foundation Brake. The Group Management will reflect the organizational change and will include the new functions of Business Development and Global Sourcing & Logistics. As a result, Paul Bale will take the new position of SVP, Business Development. Bale joined the Haldex Group in 2000 and has held several senior-level management positions within the company. Bjarne Lindblad will take the new position of SVP, Global Sourcing & Logistics. Lindblad brings nearly 10 years of relevant experience within Haldex and has held several vice president positions in the controlling and purchasing functions within the company. Ulf Ahlén, CEO and president of Haldex, commented, “The new functional organization is a natural step in our continuous ambition to reduce complexity and to streamline the company. A functional organization simplifies the execution of our long-term R&D strategy, the rationalization of the supplier network, and supports the continuous work of standardizing business and production processes. “I welcome Paul and Bjarne into the Group Management. Paul’s comprehensive product and technology knowledge, along with Bjarne’s extensive experience in strategic sourcing, will add valuable competence and creativity into the Group Management,” Ahlén said. The company noted that this organizational change will not have a major effect on Haldex’s quarterly reporting format. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement
Phased-array antennas from ThinKom Solutions are now fully interoperable with the next generation of low-earth orbit (LEO) and mid-earth orbit (MEO) networks as well as geostationary (GEO) satellites. Agility tests have shown that the company’s antenna design achieves switching speeds of less than 800 ms. This has been determined by LEO and MEO service providers to be more than sufficient for beam switching among the fast-moving satellites with virtually no interruption in connectivity.ThinKom’s patented phased-array architecture provides rapid switching speeds without the limitations of electronic scanning antennas in terms of instantaneous bandwidth, low-look-angle performance, power consumption and aperture efficiency.The new LEO and MEO satellite networks currently under development have the potential to disrupt the SATCOM market with inexpensive bandwidth and offer unique benefits in terms of latency, coverage, throughput and redundancy. At the same time, GEO high-throughput satellites (HTS) represent proven lower-risk technology but have limitations in terms of high-latitude coverage, lower spectral efficiencies and latency. This presents a dilemma for companies facing multi-year planning cycles for SATCOM terminal selection.ThinKoms’ antenna technology has the versatility to support an integrated multi-constellation solution offering gap-free pole-to-pole coverage with automatic beam switching, rapid outage recovery and network optimization for different geographical regions. Their antennas are field-proven with nearly 750 installed units currently flying over 3,000 flights per day. They have more than 2.5 million hours of accrued service time and are consistently achieving 98 percent availability rates. In addition, the extremely low-profile antenna radome virtually eliminates aerodynamic drag, dramatically reducing fuel usage when flying with the SATCOM antenna.ThinKom is showcasing its Ku- and Ka-band phased-array antenna technology at the 2018 Global Connected Aircraft Summit in San Diego from June 4-6. The satellite demo vehicle will be positioned in the Washington, D.C. area for the next few months to conduct private demonstrations.
Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson has won one of the most prestigious individual awards in England – that of Footballer of the Year, presented by the Association of Journalists Writing for Football (FWA). The midfielder, who two days ago lifted the long-awaited championship title at Anfield, left behind the playmaker Mann. City Kevin De Bruyne, Mann’s top scorer. United Marcus Rashford, as well as his teammates Virgil van Dyke and Sadio Mane, writes Standard. Henderson is the undisputed winner with nearly a quarter of the total vote. He is the 12th player in Liverpool history to win the prestigious award. In just over 12 months, the 30-year-old midfielder has managed to lift trophies in the Champions League, the UEFA Super Cup, the Club World Cup and the Premier League title.In January 2020, he was also named the best player of the England national team for the past year.
Trans-tasman business travellers “rack up huge charges” The New Zealand and Australian governments will open formal investigations into Trans-tasman roaming services provided by the two countries’ mobile operators following a meeting between NZ communications minister Steven Joyce and Australian counterpart Stephen Conroy in Tasmania. Analysis of traffic and revenue information as well as views expressed by respondents to a consultation taken last year prompted the decision to proceed with the probe, with findings expected to be released in early 2012. “Many New Zealanders take their mobile phone, tablet or laptop with them when they travel to Australia,” Mr Joyce said. “They need to have confidence that they are purchasing services in a competitive market. “If this investigation finds they are not, then regulatory intervention will be considered.” Welcoming the investigation is TravelSIM New Zealand, a prepaid mobile phone service for international travellers. “New Zealand consumers have for years been paying over the odds when using their mobile phone in Australia,” TravelSIM New Zealand chief executive James Currah said.“Business travellers particularly are caught out when using their phones as normal to take and make vital calls in Australia, which is not that far away. “Consumers rack up huge charges when checking emails, and taking / sending photos and video from offshore.” Source = e-Travel Blackboard: M.H