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March 15, 2006 | From Bloomberg News
UAL Corp.'s United Airlines said it would spend $165 million upgrading first- and business-class seats on international flights to attract more customers willing to pay for premium service. The seats will be designed and made by B/E Aerospace Inc. and will be installed in phases beginning in 2007, Elk Grove, Ill.-based United said. * Northwest Airlines Corp. is testing a $15 fee for customers who want to reserve aisle and exit-row seats on U.S. flights as the company tries to increase revenue.
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September 3, 1999 | Bloomberg News
A European company that owns a 51% stake in Sextant In-Flight Systems has acquired the remaining 49% of the Irvine-based maker of video entertainment systems for airlines. Paris-based Thomson-CSF, Europe's biggest defense electronics maker, said Thursday that one of its units bought the 49% stake from Florida-based B/E Aerospace Inc. for up to $125 million. B/E Aerospace said the transaction will allow it to focus on its other businesses and pay down debt. B/E, which is based in Wellington, Fla.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2001 | Sarah Hale
B/E Aerospace Inc., a Wilmington, Fla.-based designer of airplane interiors, has acquired three Southern California aerospace industry suppliers that make aircraft components. The companies, T.L. Windust Machine Inc. of Fontana; Alson Industries Inc. of Compton; and DMGI Inc. of Long Beach, supply precision-machined components such as floor and sidewall beams, wing and fuselage skins, and gears used in aircraft engines.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1999 | John O'Dell
B/E Aerospace Inc. said Monday it will sell a 51% stake in its Irvine-based In-Flight Entertainment business to a subsidiary of Sextant Avionique S.A. for up to $82 million in cash, depending on operating results over the next two years. The new joint venture company, to be called Sextant In-Flight Systems, will be headquartered in Irvine. The deal is expected to be completed by the end of February.
BUSINESS
June 22, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Advanced Thermal Sciences Inc., which makes temperature-control systems for chip makers, withdrew its plan to go public in a market that has cooled toward new issues and semiconductor stocks. The Anaheim unit of B/E Aerospace Inc. had expected to raise up to $44 million when it announced its initial public offering in August under the name Advanced Thermal Technologies Inc.
BUSINESS
July 14, 2000
Francis E. Capitanio is the new president of the diagnostics division of Biomerica Inc. in Newport Beach. Capitanio most recently was president and chief executive of Kalisto Biologicals Inc. in Brighton, Mass., a company he founded in 1997. He has also been president and chief executive of Diatech Diagnostics, formerly Immunotech Corp., and director of manufacturing at the Clinical Assays division of Baxter International. * Reza Marivani has joined DWD2 Success Distribution Inc.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Advanced Thermal Technologies Inc., a unit of B/E Aerospace Inc. that designs temperature control systems for semiconductor manufacturing, plans an initial stock sale worth as much as $44 million to become a publicly traded company. Anaheim-based Advanced Thermal plans to offer 4 million shares of Class A common stock for $9 to $11 a share, said Wednesday's filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If the shares sell at the middle of the range, the stock sale would raise $40 million.
BUSINESS
August 24, 2000 | From Bloomberg News
Advanced Thermal Technologies Inc., an Anaheim designer of temperature control systems for semiconductor manufacturing, said Wednesday it is planning to go public with an initial stock sale worth as much as $44 million. The company plans to offer 4 million shares for $9 to $11 a share, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. If the shares sell at the middle of the range, $10 each, the stock sale would raise $40 million. Advanced Thermal is a unit of B/E Aerospace Inc.
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September 8, 1996 | KATHLEEN DOHENY
Giving airline passengers a comfortable ride only sounds simple. Seat designers know better. "The objective is to try to fit this range of passengers--from a 4-foot, 10-inch female up to a 6-foot, 3-inch male," said Raymond Tollman of B/E Aerospace Inc., a Wellington, Fla.-based aircraft seat manufacturer. "You can't make a seat that will fit all people comfortably," he said, because bodies vary significantly within those height ranges.
BUSINESS
March 21, 2001 | MARLA DICKERSON JERRY HIRSCH and NANCY CLEELAND, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As blackouts moved from theory to reality, many Southern California businesses spent Day 2 assessing their losses and digging in for what they expect to be a long, hot summer. An hour without electricity may be an inconvenience for most residents. But for manufacturers and many other businesses, even a brief loss of power can generate tens of thousands in losses.
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