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SITA, a provider of IT business solutions and communication services for the air transport industry, and Servisair, announced a working partnership to provide ground airport services in Europe and North America for 20 million passengers annually. The agreement includes use of the SITA DCS (Departure Control Services) along with e-ticketing and web check-in applications, Advance Passenger Information System (APIS) processing and network connectivity. The Passenger Handler common language facility provided as part of the SITA DCS solution will help Servisair to deliver faster check-in services to new airline customers and to offer improved levels of service. The SITA DCS will operate across a number of existing airport common-use check-in applications, including SITA’s CUTE (Common Use Terminal Equipment) solution and other third party applications.

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Airline Capital Associates (ACA) announces George W. Hamlin has joined the firm as a managing director. He will be based in the Washington, D.C. area. Hamlin has more than 35 years experience in the commercial aviation and aerospace industries. “We are delighted to welcome George Hamlin to our company,” says Don Schenk, Airline Capital Associates president. “His experience at both aircraft manufacturers and airlines as well as his specialized knowledge of cargo and airport operations make him a valuable addition to our team and will enhance our ability to serve our clients worldwide.”

Unitron, LP a designer and manufacturer of solid-state power conversion products, announces William (Bill) Bubolz has been appointed director of quality. With more than 15 years experience in the quality control field, Bubolz brings extensive experience to Unitron. Prior to joining the company, he served as the senior quality engineer for Tekelec, where he was responsible for the implementation and registration of the TL 9000 telecommunications standard.

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