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March 14, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
While the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded westward amid concerns of foul play, a satellite company confirmed that signals from the plane were registered by its network. British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat said Friday that signals from the Boeing 777 were “routine” and “automated.” It did not disclose, however, when the communications occurred in relation to the aircraft's March 8 disappearance. Inmarsat said the information was given to SITA, a multinational air transport communications and information technology company, which in turn has shared it with Malaysia Airlines.
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March 14, 2014 | By W.J. Hennigan
While the search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has expanded westward amid concerns of foul play, a satellite company confirmed that signals from the plane were registered by its network. British satellite telecommunications company Inmarsat said Friday that signals from the Boeing 777 were “routine” and “automated.” It did not disclose, however, when the communications occurred in relation to the aircraft's March 8 disappearance. Inmarsat said the information was given to SITA, a multinational air transport communications and information technology company, which in turn has shared it with Malaysia Airlines.
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BUSINESS
May 7, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The House passed, on a 403-16 vote, legislation that would require two government-backed international satellite organizations, Intelsat and Inmarsat, to be sold to private investors by 2002. Intelsat has 143 member countries, and Inmarsat has 81. Each member nation decides which companies have access to the satellite services. In the U.S., Comsat Corp., a publicly traded company, provides that access.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2010 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Boeing Co.'s sprawling satellite-making operation in El Segundo got a major lift Friday when it won a contract worth about $600 million to build satellites for British telecommunications giant Inmarsat. The deal to build three communications satellites marks the second big commercial contract in as many years for the company, which has been beset by layoffs amid a dearth of orders. "It's good news for Boeing, which has hit a rough patch in the satellite business in recent years," said Jay Gullish, a space and telecommunications analyst at Futron Corp.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After attempting to shake up the U.S. telecommunications industry in recent years, Congress now wants to take on an equally controversial target: the global commercial satellite industry. Key lawmakers are pushing bills that call for privatizing the powerful international satellite consortiums Intelsat and Inmarsat, hoping that they will slash telephone and video costs for U.S. consumers by nearly $3 billion during the next decade. The effort also aims to break the monopoly held by Comsat Corp.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2000 | From Reuters
The European Union on Tuesday launched fresh attacks on a number of U.S. policies and accused the Americans of hypocrisy in their free-trade posture, especially in technology and telecommunications. In its annual "Report on United States Barriers to Trade and Investment," the EU assailed U.S. barriers to everything from foreign satellites to telephone companies and wheat gluten. It also questioned a new export-subsidy program proposed by the Clinton administration.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1996 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday called for overhauling the powerful international satellite organizations Intelsat and Inmarsat, saying the government-owned consortiums are relics of 1960s telecommunications policy and impediments to robust competition. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley (R-Va.
BUSINESS
August 7, 2010 | By W.J. Hennigan, Los Angeles Times
Boeing Co.'s sprawling satellite-making operation in El Segundo got a major lift Friday when it won a contract worth about $600 million to build satellites for British telecommunications giant Inmarsat. The deal to build three communications satellites marks the second big commercial contract in as many years for the company, which has been beset by layoffs amid a dearth of orders. "It's good news for Boeing, which has hit a rough patch in the satellite business in recent years," said Jay Gullish, a space and telecommunications analyst at Futron Corp.
WORLD
March 16, 2014 | By Barbara Demick
The possibility that Malaysia Air Flight 370 was hijacked has heartened the relatives of passengers who are holding out hope that the missing plane landed in some remote location, perhaps a tropical island. "My gut feeling is that it landed. I still feel his spirit. I don't feel he is dead," said Sarah Bajc, a 48-year-old American teacher living in Beijing whose partner, Philip Wood, a 50-year-old IBM executive, was a passenger on the flight. A former technology executive, Bajc has been one of the most proactive of the family members, setting up Facebook and Twitter accounts encouraging people to keep looking for the plane.
BUSINESS
July 21, 1995 | JAMES F. PELTZ
Hughes Electronics Corp. said Thursday that it has won the biggest commercial satellite contract in its history, a $1.3-billion pact to build 12 satellites for a global mobile telephone system to be operated by an affiliate of the Inmarsat consortium. The award extends a prosperous year for Hughes' El Segundo-based satellite manufacturing operation, whose order backlog now stands at 41 satellites valued at a record $4.3 billion.
BUSINESS
August 2, 2000 | From Reuters
The European Union on Tuesday launched fresh attacks on a number of U.S. policies and accused the Americans of hypocrisy in their free-trade posture, especially in technology and telecommunications. In its annual "Report on United States Barriers to Trade and Investment," the EU assailed U.S. barriers to everything from foreign satellites to telephone companies and wheat gluten. It also questioned a new export-subsidy program proposed by the Clinton administration.
BUSINESS
May 7, 1998 | Bloomberg News
The House passed, on a 403-16 vote, legislation that would require two government-backed international satellite organizations, Intelsat and Inmarsat, to be sold to private investors by 2002. Intelsat has 143 member countries, and Inmarsat has 81. Each member nation decides which companies have access to the satellite services. In the U.S., Comsat Corp., a publicly traded company, provides that access.
BUSINESS
March 23, 1998 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
After attempting to shake up the U.S. telecommunications industry in recent years, Congress now wants to take on an equally controversial target: the global commercial satellite industry. Key lawmakers are pushing bills that call for privatizing the powerful international satellite consortiums Intelsat and Inmarsat, hoping that they will slash telephone and video costs for U.S. consumers by nearly $3 billion during the next decade. The effort also aims to break the monopoly held by Comsat Corp.
BUSINESS
August 7, 1996 | JUBE SHIVER Jr., TIMES STAFF WRITER
The chairman of the House Commerce Committee on Tuesday called for overhauling the powerful international satellite organizations Intelsat and Inmarsat, saying the government-owned consortiums are relics of 1960s telecommunications policy and impediments to robust competition. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley (R-Va.
BUSINESS
September 14, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Lockheed Martin Corp. agreed to sell about a third of its stake in a marine satellite venture to Norway's Telenor to defray costs at its satellite telecommunications business. Lockheed expects to receive $100 million from the sale of the stake in Inmarsat Ventures Ltd. Lockheed's ownership of the venture will drop to 14% from about 22%, a spokesman said. The stake of Telenor, Norway's largest telephone company, will rise to 15% from 6.8%.
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