The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) awarded an industry
team led by Boeing the contract to provide border security under
the technology component of the department's Secure Border
Initiative (SBI), SBInet.
When Pan Am shut its doors in Dec 1991 after declaring
bankruptcy 11 months earlier, many of its 15,000 employees were
still owed for wages and unused leave. In a surprise move, Pan
Am announced a decision to send them each one last check.
Need to steer around a cumulus build-up while on an Instrument
Flight Rules (IFR) flight plan? Air Traffic Control (ATC) is
usually quite willing to let you deviate as requested, if you ask
in a way they understand and provide some basic information they
can use to predict where you'll be so they can route you around
Source: Walter Curchack, attorney with law firm
Loeb & Loeb. Curchack was referring to Pan Am's final act which
will be to distribute $31 million among its 15,000 former
employees. The money is a settlement from Pan Am's law suit
against the Libyan government for Libya's part in the Pan Am flight
103 bombing. Pan Am folded a few years after the bombing, owing
many of its 15,000 employees for unpaid wages and unused leave.