Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

Bombardier CRJ Series Certified for Higher Maintenance Intervals

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has granted approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of the CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A-check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C-check) at 8,000 flight hours.

“With the longest maintenance intervals on the regional jet market, the CRJ aircraft family continues to deliver more value to operators, along with its excellent reliability and its proven outstanding operational capability”, said Charles Comtois, Head of CRJ Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are thrilled that our operators are benefitting from our continuous improvement mindset as with this evolution, the CRJ Series operators can now take advantage of 14 per cent less maintenance days, meaning more days of revenue flying.”

The maintenance intervals have doubled since the launch of the CRJ aircraft family. The new maintenance intervals are applicable for new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft in service.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of a CRJ900 aircraft in the Bombardier livery is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The CRJ Series aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

Follow @BBD_Aircraft on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

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Bombardier, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and CRJ Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For Information
Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/96017abf-0d4c-44b7-95d2-8b36130188f2

Bombardier CRJ Series Certified for Higher Maintenance Intervals

MONTREAL, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced today that the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) has granted approval for the maintenance intervals escalation of the CRJ700, CRJ900 and CRJ1000 aircraft. The line maintenance interval (A-check) is extended to 800 flight hours, and the heavy maintenance interval (C-check) at 8,000 flight hours.

“With the longest maintenance intervals on the regional jet market, the CRJ aircraft family continues to deliver more value to operators, along with its excellent reliability and its proven outstanding operational capability”, said Charles Comtois, Head of CRJ Series Program, Bombardier Commercial Aircraft. “We are thrilled that our operators are benefitting from our continuous improvement mindset as with this evolution, the CRJ Series operators can now take advantage of 14 per cent less maintenance days, meaning more days of revenue flying.”

The maintenance intervals have doubled since the launch of the CRJ aircraft family. The new maintenance intervals are applicable for new production deliveries as well as all CRJ700, CRJ900, and CRJ1000 aircraft in service.

About Bombardier
With over 69,500 employees across four business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in 28 countries across the segments of Transportation, Business Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft and Aerostructures and Engineering Services. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, Bombardier posted revenues of $16.2 billion. News and information are available at bombardier.com or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier.

Notes to Editors
An image of a CRJ900 aircraft in the Bombardier livery is posted with this news release at bombardier.com

The CRJ Series aircraft backgrounder is available in the BCA Media Hub.

Follow @BBD_Aircraft on Twitter to receive the latest news and updates from Bombardier Commercial Aircraft.

To receive our press releases, please visit the RSS Feed section of Bombardier’s Website.

Bombardier, CRJ700, CRJ900, CRJ1000 and CRJ Series are trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

For Information
Nathalie Siphengphet
Head of Communications and Public Relations
Bombardier Commercial Aircraft
+1 416-375-3030
nathalie.siphengphet@aero.bombardier.com
www.bombardier.com

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/96017abf-0d4c-44b7-95d2-8b36130188f2

Colliers International Appoints Christopher Galvin to Its Board of Directors

TORONTO, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ and TSX: CIGI) (“Colliers”) today announced the appointment of Mr. Christopher Galvin to its Board of Directors, effective immediately.

Mr. Galvin previously served as the Chairman and co-founder of Harrison Street Real Estate Capital LLC, one of the largest real estate investment firms dedicated to the education, healthcare and storage sectors.  Colliers acquired a 75% interest in Harrison Street earlier this year.

Mr. Galvin presently serves as Chairman or board member of Uniquesoft, LLC, Velocidata, evolve24, Three Ocean Partners and MCR-Aerodyne, Inc.  Additionally, Mr. Galvin is a member of the Executive Committee of Northwestern University’s Board of Trustees, and the Boards of Trustees of the American Enterprise Institute, the Legion D’honneur, and Tsinghua University School of Economics Management Advisory Council, among others.

Mr. Galvin has previously served in a variety of executive leadership roles, including as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Motorola, Inc., the Chairman of NAVTEQ Inc. and the Chairman of Cleversafe, Inc.  Additionally, Mr. Galvin has served as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Science and Manufacturing Boards, respectively, as well as a member of the Bechtel Corporation’s Board of Counselors, Rand Corporation, the Business Council (US), American Society of Corporate Executives, the US-China Business Council (Chairman 2003), and adviser to the Chief Executive of Hong Kong.

About Colliers International

Colliers International Group Inc. (NASDAQ: CIGI) (TSX: CIGI) is a top tier global real estate services and investment management company operating in 69 countries with a workforce of more than 13,000 professionals. Colliers is the fastest-growing publicly listed global real estate services and investment management company, with 2017 corporate revenues of $2.3 billion ($2.7 billion including affiliates). With an enterprising culture and significant employee ownership and control, Colliers professionals provide a full range of services to real estate occupiers, owners and investors worldwide, and through its investment management services platform, has more than $20 billion of assets under management from the world’s most respected institutional real estate investors.

Colliers professionals think differently, share great ideas and offer thoughtful and innovative advice to accelerate the success of its clients. Colliers has been ranked among the top 100 global outsourcing firms by the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals for 13 consecutive years, more than any other real estate services firm. Colliers is ranked the number one property manager in the world by Commercial Property Executive for two years in a row.

Colliers is led by an experienced leadership team with significant equity ownership and a proven record of delivering more than 20% annualized returns for shareholders, over more than 20 years.

For the latest news from Colliers, visit Colliers.com or follow us on Twitter: @Colliers and LinkedIn.

COMPANY CONTACTS:

Jay S. Hennick
Chairman and CEO

John B. Friedrichsen
CFO

(416) 960-9500

SolarWinds to Showcase Change Monitoring and Extended Azure Monitoring Capabilities Across Unified Infrastructure Management and SaaS solutions Portfolio at Microsoft Ignite 2018

Highlights support for IT Professionals and DevOps teams operating on and across Microsoft on-premise environments, Microsoft Azure, and Office 365

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its participation at Microsoft Ignite® 2018, September 24-28, 2018, in Orlando, Florida. SolarWinds will demonstrate the latest updates to its unified infrastructure management portfolio, built on the SolarWinds® Orion® Platform, alongside its suite of SaaS-delivered products designed for DevOps teams. These portfolio enhancements are designed to deepen visibility across both cloud infrastructure and applications to simplify full-stack monitoring for DevOps and IT professionals. The company will also preview its upcoming Cost Calculator for Microsoft® Azure® free tool.

“Optimizing performance across even the most complex environments can be accomplished,” said Christoph Pfister, executive vice president of products, SolarWinds. “Creating a more integrated user experience for customers using more than one product is key to our goal of helping technology practitioners quickly identify performance issues and correlations between all layers of the technology stack.”

Visit Booth 1607

Head Geeks Thomas LaRock and Patrick Hubbard, and other SolarWinds product experts are demonstrating the latest unified systems management and SaaS-delivered solutions for IT professionals and DevOps teams, and highlighting support of Microsoft workloads and environments, including Azure and Office 365®. SolarWinds is also previewing its upcoming Cost Calculator for Microsoft Azure free tool, which is designed to simplify reporting Microsoft Azure expenditures in one or more Azure subscriptions.

SolarWinds solutions on display include:

  • Server Configuration Monitor (SCM): Visibility into configuration changes on Windows® servers and applications, while also correlating performance issues to authorized or unauthorized changes to files, binaries, configuration files, the Windows Registry, and hardware configurations.
  • Server & Application Monitor (SAM): Named a 2018 Gartner® Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Application Performance Monitoring Suites, SAM helps customers monitor the health and performance of Windows and Linux® servers and applications deployed both on-premise and in Azure, and new monitoring templates for Azure PaaS services including Azure IOT Hub, Azure SQL Database Elastic Pool, and more.
  • Virtualization Manager (VMAN): Discover and monitor virtual machines running on Microsoft Hyper-V® virtualized or private cloud instances and Microsoft Azure, helping to control sprawl, and optimize environments with capacity planning and performance optimization recommendations.
  • Database Performance Analyzer (DPA): Locate issues, analyze root causes, and optimize performance for popular database technologies including Microsoft SQL Server®, Microsoft Azure SQL Database, MySQL®, Oracle®, and more.
  • Backup for Office 365: Designed to assure protection of your email data on Microsoft Office 365.
  • SolarWinds solutions for DevOps teams: SolarWinds will be showcasing the SolarWinds portfolio of SaaS-based products AppOptics, Pingdom®, Papertrail, and Loggly® offerings. Together these products provide unmatched visibility across both cloud infrastructure and applications to simplify full-stack monitoring for DevOps and IT Ops professionals.

Join the Discussion

SolarWinds Head Geek and Microsoft MVP, Thomas LaRock, will participate in two separate speaking sessions on September 25 and 26 on how to tune your SQL Server databases for optimal performance and best practices for data protection. “Ensuring system and application uptime is a mission-critical task for today’s database professionals, but all too often it is challenging to determine which configurations are creating a detrimental impact on performance,” said LaRock. “In my session, SQL Server Default Configurations: Helping Good People Make Better Choices, I’ll detail which configurations to use, when to use them, as well as a few easy ways DBAs can track changing configurations to ensure performance and availability remain high.”

  • “The Seven Samurai of SQL Server Data Protection:”
    • What: SQL Server has features to help protect data from three different attack vectors: data at rest, data in use, and data in motion. In this session, LaRock will outline seven features (the seven Samurai) of SQL Server data protection and how to deploy them with confidence.
    • When: Tuesday, September 25, 4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. EDT
    • Where: Expo Theater #5
  • “SQL Server Default Configurations: Helping Good People Make Better Choices:”
    • What: It can be difficult to determine which SQL Server configuration options are better than others, and worse, it can be difficult to know which configurations have been changed, resulting in poor performance. In this session, LaRock will discuss several default configurations data professionals should be using, and how to track when they are changed.
    • When: Wednesday, September 26, 1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. EDT
    • Where: Expo Theater #4

Thomas LaRock is a Head Geek at SolarWinds and a Microsoft Certified Master, Microsoft Data Platform MVP, VMware® vExpert, and former Microsoft Certified Trainer. He has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in roles including programmer, developer, analyst, and database administrator.

About the SolarWinds Orion Platform
The Orion Platform is a modular and scalable, unified monitoring architecture. It allows IT departments to add modules as their needs grow, providing visibility into all elements of critical services, while consolidating metrics and data into one view. While modules are sold as individual products, they run on a unified platform, with a single web-based dashboard, centralized management and access control, unified alerting and reporting, and consolidated metrics and data – which enables context-rich dashboards that centralize data form multiple parts of the stack into an application-centric view. The SolarWinds Orion Platform is trusted by 499 of the Fortune 500® companies to monitor, visualize, and analyze the performance of networks, applications, systems, and databases on-premise, in a hybrid environment, or in the cloud.

For more information on SolarWinds IT management products, including downloadable, free 30-day evaluations, visit the SolarWinds website or call 866.530.8100.

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About SolarWinds
SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Targeted for DevOps professionals and developers, SolarWinds’ cloud management products provide cloud-based monitoring of the full IT stack whether deployed in the cloud or on-premise. Our cloud management products enable visibility into log data, cloud infrastructure metrics, applications, tracing and web performance management. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com/cloud-monitoring. Learn more today at www.solarwinds.com.

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