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Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril

Firm's Goal: Keeping Birds Out Of Engines, Flyers Out of Peril
A Pine Bluff company, Shield Aerodynamics LLC, is working on a deflector shield to protect jet engines from sucking up birds and drones. This simulation shows how the part would fit in front of the engine housing.

“Sully” might have never become America's best-known pilot, let alone a Tom Hanks movie hero, if the Airbus he flew in January 2009 had been equipped with an engine shield like the one a Pine Bluff company is developing now.
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USA Truck Hires New Logistics SVP

USA Truck Inc. of Van Buren announced Monday that George Henry wil be its senior vice president of USAT Logistics. James Craig, the division's current president, will retire May 1.
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In Personal Use of Company Jets, Tyson Soars

Arkansas Business reviewed proxy documents from 17 publicly traded companies based in Arkansas to report on those that offer executives the perk of using the company jet for personal trips.
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