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Postby Saltbridge » Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:36 pm

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Exclusive interview with Dr Kennedy Lee, Chief Executive of the Legion Hospital Corporation

Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s CEO interview series. This series is with healthcare & global hospital operator CEOs talking about the Future of their conglomerate and some insight regarding the operations of Legion Hospital Corporation.

Dr Kennedy Lee is the Chief Executive of the Legion Hospital Corporation, and concurrently the dean of the School of Medicine at the University of Dion. Dr Lee is not only accredited for western medicine, but is also a certified TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) physician as well. Dr Lee has held various significant posts in the field of medicine, such as the Medical Commissioner of the Recon Health Board, as well as member of the the Board of Administrators of Pryston City Hospital, Dion Imperial Hospital and Reconwood Hospital.

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Q. Could you give us an idea of the scale of Legion Hospital's operations?
Legion Hospital Corporation is growing to becoming one of the Legion Corporation's most promising new subsidiaries, with its wide-spread operations and huge investment potential. Currently operating up to 8 foreign hospitals and 3 clinic chains, the company holds great confidence that its operations will grow significantly in the future, as more nations learn about our operations.

Q. How would you describe your leadership style and management philosophy?
In my leadership style, we've always understood our position in the company. Every employee needs to know what they were brought in to do, even myself, as the CE. Working closely with Dr Myers of Legion Health Group, we push for the endeavors of our company ideals and make them a reality. We must lead our own employees by being role models ourselves. Almost all of our executives in the company have been promoted from bottom-up, so we know what we should expect from our own employees.

Q. Where does innovation stand among your priorities?
Innovation has always been the idea of the Legion Corporation. From His Majesty King Lee, as CEO of the Legion Corporation, he has guided all his various companies in the same method of success that is the continued development of every aspect. We can't stagnate, because the market changes so quickly, and innovation is our way of survival, that's why we will never stop pursuing innovation.

Q. What drives innovation, strategy, or the availability of a specific technology?
As mentioned before, innovation has held top priority throughout all our operations, not just restricted to the LHC. As the Legion Corporation operates as a conglomerate, we are a team. When we were brought into the company, all employees are held with great discipline to treat our sister subsidiaries as our own, which has helped breed a very endearing culture amongst our fellow colleagues in other subsidiaries. This has helped our global operations as we are able to reach out for help and provide help to our friends at Legion Hypermarkets, Pegasus Petrol and other areas. This may be our grand strategy, but it has made many obstacles a lot easier to overcome

Q. Is Legion Hospital an early adopter of technology or in the tried-and-tested camp?
As an avid innovator, we are willing to try and experiment with new technology that no one has ever dared to. Of course, we ensure it is done in the safest environment possible that does not cause casualties or danger to our employees and clients. We spend a large amount of our profits going into R&D, as I can't reiterate enough how much innovation and research means to us.

Q. How can the IT help drive business performance?
IT is not our strong suit, to be fair; hence we have a very capable Nexus Group International that supports these operations. They're an internal company, probably not heard of by anyone out of the Legion Corporation that manages our logistics and technological needs. Covering security, resources, software, hardware, the job of NGI is to scout for external companies that fill up our gaps. We don't deny that we are vulnerable in some areas, and that is where they come in. We have connections with Trelatche Computing Development, who's President happens to be a non-executive director in the Legion Corporation's Board of Directors. But they provide us with the top-notch computing powers and IT expertise to help us reach our maximum efficiency. Recently, Nexus has brought in Mr Bobby Ferwood to serve as the Chief Technological Officer, and we believe this is a new step in seeing the importance of IT in our global operations.

Q. How can this engagement be made more seamless and painless?
As the size of the Legion Corporation grows continuously, the formation of NGI has fulfilled its important role of supporting all our internal operations, and with the flexible fluidity of capital and labor, all the subsidiaries balance out one another to allow these developments to remain stable. It is not just about Legion Hospital Corporation, it is more about teamwork between all of the Legion subsidiaries.

Q. What is next for Legion Hospital?
We seek to continue reaching out to new clients from different nations, and work hard to provide the best quality healthcare offered internationally, and with that, comes great obstacles that we must overcome. I personally see the Legion Hospital Corporation as a promising new subsidiary that will bring our parent company to greater heights as all our fellow colleagues in other subsidiaries will do as well.

Thank you so much for your interview and I hope I've given some insight regarding the operations of not just the Legion Hospital Corporation, but also about our Legion Corporation internal culture and our common passion and drive.


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Postby Saltbridge » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:59 pm

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Oldwich Skypark Appoints Chief Procurement Officer
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Oldwich Skypark, a Saltbridge airport company, today announced that Ms. Catalina Stanton,joined the Company as Chief Procurement Officer effective January 2015. According to a statement of Oldwich Skypark, she will report directly to the COO, Sebastian Lawson Kell. Some of her jobs is oversees the administration of all goods and services contracts, and manages purchasing at Oldwich SkyPark.

Oldwich SkyPark also appoint Novi Pambudi as Sr. Vice President, Aviation Support.


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• Flood strike Mormer Down, 4,000 evacuates

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Kauvers International Holdings LLC Agrees to Acquire 10% Stake in Oldwich Skypark
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Oldwich Skypark Airport

Oldwich Skypark, a Saltbridge international airport management, today announced that Kauvers International Holdings LLC, a global investment firm based in The Recon Empire, has agreed to make a strategic investment in Oldwich Skypark.

Kauvers will make a minority investment in Skypark by purchasing a portion of the equity investment held by SaltAC, which will continue to be a minority shareholder in Oldwich Skypark. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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• Kauvers International Holdings also acquired Saltgas Plantation and Saltgas Bioproducts equities.
• NOCHADIM start acessing damage done by flood at Mormer Down
• President Blend visits effected area and conducts humantarian efford with Saltbridge Army

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Saltbridge Sun’s CEO Interview Series: Exclusive Interview with CEO of Paladin Cinema, Mr. John Craft


Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s CEO interview series. This series is with CEO of most successful cinema chains with more than 70 countries around the world, Mr. John Craft of Paladin Cinema

Mr.John Craft, of Kinborough, an experienced movie producer who until 2010 ran Master Theater; John Craft was made CEO upon the merger of his company with Paladin Cinema's. Corporate HQ is now in Fineberg in New Edom.

1. What are your most important professional achievements at your current company?
"I think that when we changed our approach to customer service, we brought a sense of new life into the company. It is part of what took us from being a largely regional cinema company with some international outlets in a few large nations to a truly international one, which is one of the largest cinema companies in the world."

2. What lessons did you learn on your way to becoming a CEO?
"I learned to balance leadership and delegation. It involves some risk taking to not simply focus on executive decisions supported by a network of management. Leadership involves acceptance and good judgement about risks."

3. What is the concept behind Paladin Cinema?
"Paladin Cinemas combines a nostalgic sense of the cinema experience of yesteryear with providing the most up to date in movie excellence. It's a chance for regular people to go out and enjoy a movie with other people and have a lot of fun doing it."

4. As close to layman’s terms as you can get, how does the process work? What have you figured out at Paladin Cinema that others have not?
"The most important part of the process is the online contact. We've made the website as user friendly and intuitive as possible, so that it's easy as pie to click and find what you want, find out what movies are up to date, how to apply as a supplier, advertiser, or to promote a film for distribution."

5. Why are you convinced this is the right time for addressing entertainment industry, or is it more of the right technology that is making it the right time?
"People still need to get out and get away from work and home to have some recreational time. There's something about the experience of seeing a movie in a theatre on a big screen that I think won't go away any time soon. The latest technology keeps making the experience get better and better."

6. Why is Paladin Cinema an exceptional company?
"Paladin Cinema is exceptional because we have the concept of adventure in the hearts of our leadership. Anyone can establish cash flow and make money--we are glad to provide our community--the community of the whole big world of many nations out there--an important service. That service is getting excited, laughing, getting scared without being in actual danger, enjoying entertainment and the relaxation that comes after that. Something all civilizations need that we're glad to work hard to provide our very best for, every day."
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Postby Saltbridge » Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:01 pm

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Flooding in Mormer Down: 529 Tonnes Goods Aid has been distributed
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A total of 529 tons of essential goods were channeled through the Disaster Relief Collection Centres in Oldwich Air Station to the flood-ravaged country, said Deputy Secretary of Defense, Abraham J Jansing.

He said to facilitate the distribution of supplies to the city Mormer Down affected by the floods, three sub-centers established collecting supplies. Meanwhile, Jansing said as of today, a total of 46 veteran and former soldiers identified affected by the floods and the government will help ease their burden.


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• Mormer Down flood: ARECOM setup Special Taskforce
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Postby Saltbridge » Thu Jan 01, 2015 7:58 am

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Lt-Gov.Oswald Ian Brenserf appointed High Commissioner to World Assembly

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Lt-Gov Brenserf
Saltbridge has appointed Lt-Gov Brenserf, as the new High Commissioner to World Assembly, effective 10 January. Saltbridge Foreign Affairs Department said in a statement on Wednesday said Brenserf been joined the department in June 1983 and served as deputy governor in Plumden from August 2011 to October 2014.

Brenserf also served as Secretary of State Plumden in 2009, and was appointed as Chairman of the Committee on citizens without identification (Task Force Brenserf) in 2014.

Meanwhile Preseident agreed to appoint the mayor of Michalon, Chester Armando Stelzl as Saltbridge Permanent Representative to the Security Council. He was a banker before becoming mayor. He also served as Minister Counselor at the Embassy of Saltbridge in Old Plainton, Moorburgh in late 2012.


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• New hotel, SkyHotel open at Oldwich Skypark
• Inheritance Act get protests by the people. VP Driessen among who voted to disagree
• SAL Properties to sell the property to international markets
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Postby Saltbridge » Fri Jan 02, 2015 6:34 am

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SaltINVEST Corp. to acquire 37% stake in Pambudian Airlines
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Saltbridgeans investment company SaltINVEST will pick up 37% stake in Pambudian Airlines Co, which owns the Pambudian Airlines, according to a company communication. The formalities would be completed within the next two months, sources said.

Harry Kasey Freudenberger , CEO of SaltINVEST Corp declined to comment.


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• Sky Sactuary float 25% of their share at IDX
• Mayor Ronald Javier Grinvalsky of Exekeld appointed as our ambassador to Holy Queendom of Brellach

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Postby Saltbridge » Fri Jan 02, 2015 7:52 am

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Saltbridge successful test missile systems
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ACADEMIC (Ground base - Aerials Deniable Missile - Medium)

Saltbridge today announced the successful testing a new missile system when the mass training of air defense known as Fortress Gambit.

The army spokesman, said the system known as ACADEMIC (Ground base - Aerials Deniable Missile - Medium) developed by scientists of Saltbridge and were able to track and hit targets at low and mid altitudes. ACADEMIC has been intended to respond to a wide variety of air-borne threats, such as: several combat aircraft (fixed-wing or helicopter), anti-ship missiles, anti-radiation missiles, UAVs and drones as well as supersonic cruise missiles.

When attached with a modern air-defense system and multi-function surveillance track and guidance radars, ACADEMIC enables the potential to at once engage multiple targets through saturation attacks. The new systems will be useful for protecting national infrastructure, as well as key military bases.

ACADEMIC was build by SaltArms Aerospace Division, group of SaltArms.


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Postby Saltbridge » Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:12 pm

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Oldwich Skypark users Reaches 7:06 Million Between January Until November 2014
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Oldwich Skypark recorded an impressive performance by operating 7.06 million users in January to November this year, compared to 4.75 million for the same period last year.

"The positive growth is believed to be achieved over the December holiday season is long most regional countries as well as aggressive promotion since 1 December last year, says CEO of Oldwich Skypark, Dr Coe.

About Destiny Airlines flight which began yesterday, Dr Coe said, it makes the airport more competitive and bring economic gains to tourism products in the country as most tourists prefer to shop at Oldwich.


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Postby Saltbridge » Sat Jan 03, 2015 6:26 pm

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Presidential jet to be equipped with anti-missile gear
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The Saltbridge's presidential jet will be equipped with anti-missile gear by 2016 under a new project expected to cost more than S$47 million, government and military officials said Sunday.

Under a renewed contract with the nation's flagship carrier, SaltAIR, a SaltArms Aerospace SAe 3000 aircraft will be on lease to the presidential office until 2020.

"Until today, the presidential jet doesn't have its own antimissile gear, but the new jet is expected to be met with such gear as the missile approach warning system (MAWS) and directional infrared countermeasures (DIRCM) by 2016," a government functionary said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

In addition to paying S$140 billion for the jets lease, S$30 billion has been earmarked for the new equipment, granting to the officials.



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Postby Saltbridge » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:03 am

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AEROMIS Partners submit DREAM bid to Saltbridge DOD
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DREAM by AEROMIS Partners

The AEROMIS Partners, comprising SaltArms Aerospace Division and SaltCom Missile Defense, have submit their revised bid in response the Saltbridge Air Requirement Order (SARO No 56-14) for DREAM (Digital-aid beyond-visual Range Anti-air Missile). The missile has been designed specifically as the principle BVRAAM (Beyond Visual AAM) system for Saltbridge Next Generation Fighter Project knows as Project SNIPE (Saltbridge Next Fighters Project).

The missile’s principle performance characteristics have been validated by risk reduction activities and are summarized as follow;

• Multi target engagement capability
• Shoot-up/ shoot-down performance
• Mid-course data link capability
• Very high resistance to advance ECM environments.



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Postby Saltbridge » Tue Jan 06, 2015 2:07 am

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SaltAIR book of 15 new aircraft
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SAe 3K-200 wide-body commercial airliner

The national airline, SaltAIR make a reservation for 15 aircraft SAe 3K-200 wide-body commercial airliner worth $ 2,565,000,000.00, which is the largest orders in a single agreement by the airline for the aircraft type.

Latest booking it increases the number of aircraft to be received Saltair to 42 units by 2019 and strengthen their position as the largest customer of SAECAD. SaltAIR CEO, Ms. Christina Margaret Avila said, the book shows their desire to dominate the long-haul market. They also specialized in desin the aircraft liveries according customer request, she added.


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Postby Saltbridge » Tue Jan 06, 2015 6:43 am

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Salt IT & Entertainment (SITE) will supply ESCORT™
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Some of ESCORT™ interface

Salt IT & Entertainment (SITE) received a contract for its ESCORT™ (Electronic Simulator for Special Operation Tactics) system for the Saltbridgeans Army to train special ops. tactics on company and battalion level. Worth over $$57 million, the contract call for August 2015 to be the installation/ test and commission date for the first of it kinds simulation system.

“with this kind of simulation, our operators were able to conduct rapid crisis response operations and see it through from the planning stages, the execution, and the final retrograde with success,” said one of SASF team leader.


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• Average Salary Per Employee reach $33,328.55 at December 2014

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Postby Saltbridge » Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:40 am

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Welcome Andrei Chechevko to iStudio ™
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Andrei Chechevko

Figura named Andrei Chechevko aka BighChev is among the gems of art that adorn the local entertainment industry. No doubt his art career quite consistent since becoming champions Estenian X-Factor. However, BighChev want to look for abnormalities in establishing a career in singing.

To that end, BighChev have chosen to jointly under iStudio ™ and today the signing of a contract between her and Eric X, CEO iStudio ™ formalized.


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Andrei Chechevko Holds Concert Tour this January
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Andrei Chechevko

Renowned singer, Andrei Chechevko, will hold a concert world tour that began on January 12 to 23 this January. According to the Big Chev, the concert will be held in several towns, in Murin, Rannin, Turtu, Sehsuan, Gianlang City, Philipstad, Oremstad, Sasutaria, and St. Sasutaria.

Event organizer iStudio™, announced SaltAC official sponsorship for the concert tour


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SAECAD completed supplies second President Aircraft today, SAe 3K-200V One dot One will be equip with more defensive system and rumor added with offensive weapon too.

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SAe 3K-200 SaltAIR Features SAECAD FlyMonitor Applications in iPAD
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SAe 3K-200A

All SAe 3K-200 SaltAIR is now equipped iPad with electronic navigation charts from SaltTECH Systems and composite applications SAECAD FlyMonitor. The airline said in a statement on Monday, said the move would pave the way for a paperless solution to the process to improve operational effectiveness and flight safety.

Interactive electronic information it contains all the routes and airports, made in a way that is easy for pilots, from boarding to landing. Chief Technology Officer, Dr. Norris Damon Rodgers said application system will allow an easier setup cost without compromising safety. According to Dr. Rodgers, the application will allow better access for pilots and flight information acquisition more quickly



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Saltbridge Sun’s CEO Interview Series: Exclusive Interview with CEO of Vicacci Airlines, Mr. Pablo Vicacci


Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s CEO interview series. This series is with CEO of Vicacci Airlines, Mr. Pablo Vicacci
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Mr. Pablo Vicacci

Pablo Vicacci is the current Chief Executive Officer of Vicacci Airlines. He is a symbol of Zeledon and is one of the most famous people in Zeledon. He is the son of the creator of Vicacci Airlines, Sir. Deryck Vicacci. He is a lot like his father, a man of quality, fairness, creativeness, leadership and passion.

There are lots of risks in the airline business. What do you see as the biggest?
Terrorism. Terrorism is definitely the biggest risk in the airline business.

How has the airline performed in 2014?
In 2014, Vicacci achieved many things such as multiple new partnerships from around the world, and Shadow of course from Zeledon. We also had an increase in destinations which was good as we like to offer our passengers a chance to explore and experience new and different cultures.

What are your plans for 2015?
Our plans for 2015 is just to keep our passengers and employees safe and to keep our immaculate safety record intact.

How challenging is the local regulatory environment?
We do not find it challenging as we are an airline that loves to protect the environment.

Apart from smarter regulation, what do you think are the biggest challenges for the aviation industry?
Keeping all passengers safe and ban terrorism.
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Saltbridge Sun’s CEO Interview Series: Exclusive Interview with CEO of Cirdiana Airways, Ms. Helena Schreiber


Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s CEO interview series. Today we have, CEO of Cirdiana Airways, Ms. Helena Schreiber. Cirdiana is the flag carrier and largest airline in Cirdia serving more than 70 destinations, both internationally and domestically, from its hub at Stanton-Andersen International Airport.
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Ms. Helena Schreiber

Helena Schreiber is a registered nurse, pilot, former flight attendant, and the CEO of Cirdiana Airways since 2013. Born in Stanton on April 14,1970, her childhood home provided a view Andersen International Airport, allowing her to watch planes as they took off and landed. Inspired by this, she made it her mission to work for the airlines.
She became a registered nurse in 1992 after graduating from the prestigious Stanton Medical University. During her studies, she learned how to speak German and French fluently. This proved to be an asset during when she become a Cirdiana flight attendant in 1994. In 1998, she began learning how to fly and worked her way up from commandeering small prop planes to jet aircraft. She then became the head of the Pilot's Department in 2006 and made an effort to learn more about the inner workings of Cirdiana by taking the time to visit other company divisions such as the Maintenance Department and Global Operations Center after her working hours. This made here very popular among Cirdiana's employees and her curiosity and willingness to learn caught the attention of then-CEO Travis Martin.
He began to mentor Helena and taught her all he knew, later revealing to her that he was training her to become his successor. Though hesitant, she took the challenge of leading Cirdiana and became Vice President of Operations in 2011. In November of 2013, Mr. Martin retired, leaving Cirdiana in the hands of Helena. Under her, Cirdiana blossomed and feedback from employees and passengers proved that the airline had never been better.
Today, Helena Schreiber is a happily married mother with 2 children. Aside from her duties as CEO of Cirdia's favorite airline, she also occasionally provides additional instruction to Cirdiana's flight attendants and pilots and holds classes at the National Institute of Aviation.

What’s the secret behind the rapid expansion of Cirdiana Airways?
Well, today, Cirdiana is in a great financial position and that means we have the resources to open up new routes to more destinations around the world. We send our passengers online surveys of where they'd want to see Cirdiana fly to and take that into account, along with research and studies from our Route Planning Department. About 5 years ago, we weren't doing so well so we were stuck with only a few routes. Thankfully, now we can expand.

What does loving the passenger entail?
As a former flight attendant who worked with passengers, I can say that loving a passenger is feeling what they feel - having empathy and being one step ahead in attending to their needs. When you have that, you can serve your passengers better and make them feel cared for and attended to. It's difficult in today's world with life moving at a really fast pace, but it's something we should all have. Not just in the airline industry, but also in everyday life. It allows you to be understanding of others and we incorporate that into our training programs.

Even though you’re spending money and expanding, the airline has remained profitable. How has that been achieved?
Aside from that, we also try to minimize costs, but never at the expense of safety...

Like I said, we're in a better financial position today than in the past, but we're also careful. We try to balance costs and benefits and really scrutinize if we'll be having a return on our investments. Aside from that, we also try to minimize costs, but never at the expense of safety or the promise of providing our employees with the salaries they rely on. If we see that we're losing money somewhere, we try to come up with a solution that would solve the root of the problem without affecting the company too much. For example, we've slashed our flight frequencies to destinations that don't have the demand and increase flights to those that have it. As much as possible, we'd like to have all our flights turning a profit and destinations with a weak demand just won't work.

Are you looking to expand in any particular markets?
We're looking into expanding our regional network and having a stronger customer base. The demand for regional travel is very high, but there's not a lot of flights from Cirdiana and other airlines going around, so we plan on doing something about that. As for the International market, we've teamed up with several other airlines through our membership in the GlobalOne Alliance that allows for more destination options through codeshare flights. This is also good for our finances since we only operate half the route while one of our partners operates the other half. It's like evenly splitting the bill for dinner.

What do you believe are the biggest challenges facing aviation in general and what are the potential solutions?
Basically, it's running a safe company, a sustainable and profitable company, the passenger experience, and the impact of aviation in our environment.

Let's start with safety. Safety is the utmost priority for all airlines. Flying is the safest way to travel and the various global aviation security agencies and airlines make sure it stays that way, but there are some situations that could quickly spiral out of control. What's worse is that these situations can come at any time. There's just no schedule for them. My belief is that to uphold safety, an airline should never, ever cut costs when it comes to maintenance, safety checks, and training. If Cirdiana has to cut costs, those areas are out of the question. That ensures that aircraft are always fit and ready for travel and that employees will stay calm, alert, and know what to do in case of an emergency or other sudden situation both on the ground and in the air. This has been Cirdiana's policy ever since the 70's. The result is that we've never has a crash or a major security problem since 1973.
Take care of your people and they will take care of your company

The next thing is keeping an airline sustainable and profitable. This is the tricky part. Many airlines - and I've seen it happen way too many times before - hemorrhage money and go bankrupt because they expanded too quickly, have bad management, or just simply couldn't keep up with the competition. Here at Cirdiana, we follow a principle. "Take care of your people and they will take care of your company." We treat our employees right, take notice of them and make them feel they have a purpose, and give them fair wages and benefits. In turn, they work well and are happy. Their happiness carries over when they interact with our passengers and our passengers feel happy because they received great service. Now that cycle goes on and on and improves the work environment and the passenger experience simultaneously. Basically, everyone's happy. But that might not be enough, so we also look to innovate and offer higher standards of comfort, along with being aggressive in our efforts to attract more people to fly Cirdiana. That, in turn, elevates our image and brand awareness and gains the trust and loyalty of our passengers. What follows is financial stability, provided that costs are kept in check like I explained awhile back.

Now closely related to what I just said is passenger experience. Our passengers like flying Cirdiana because we offer an experience in which people are people and not numbers. We treat each and every guest as a human being, regardless of what class they're in. In addition, we train our crews to "love the passengers" like I said earlier. We teach them to notice the little things passengers might appreciate and go beyond their call of duty to those who may need it. Along with that, we are constantly looking to provide better, or improve on, amenities and facilities our guests use. Two years ago, our Cerulean Lounges were very difficult to get around in if you were in a wheelchair because they had no ramps and few staff. Today, our disabled passengers can get around easily since the installment of ramps and the presence of additional staff who would be ready to assist with their needs. We also made some processes easier by introducing mobile boarding passes and check in processes. Surely enough, the lines at our counters became either shorter or moved faster. Sometimes, even both! With waiting times slashed, passengers' experiences were greatly improved.
We currently have 20 aircraft operating on biofuels and the positive results from data collected from their flights might see Cirdiana using biofuels completely in the future.

Finally, the impact of aviation on the environment is a constant issue. We're doing our part by phasing out our fleet of older, gas-guzzling aircraft and replacing them with more fuel efficient ones. We've also partnered with the Cirdian Biofuel Initiative to help provide alternative, cleaner fuel for our planes to use. We currently have 20 aircraft operating on biofuels and the positive results from data collected from their flights might see Cirdiana using biofuels completely in the future. We've also taken the initiative to use more energy-efficient lights and electronics in our daily operations including headquarters, the airport, and ticket offices and are utilizing various equipment and policies to help minimize garbage, water usage, and other forms of pollution.


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Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Series: Exclusive Interview with Sir Nigel Cochrane-Dyet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Recon Empire

Diplomatic was a interesting and tricky issue. Peace and war are parts of the playground. Therefore, we in SaltbridgeSun.com try to get more inside about diplomatic arena. Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Series was our tools to dig more about that issue.

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Sir Nigel Cochrane-Dyet

Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Seriess. Today we have, Sir Nigel Cochrane-Dyet, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Recon Empire. At 33, he is one of the youngest senior executives in the government, and has already been knighted for his knowledge and contributions to the diplomacy of the Recon Empire. Graduating from the Imperial University of Dion, Sir Nigel currently holds a double Master's in Political Science and Sociology, as well as a doctorate in International Relations. Being the President of the Dion Gentlemen's Club, he is currently a member of MENSA and is currently a post-doc fellow at the university. Sir Nigel has served important roles in government ever since his career began when he was 24, such as the Recon Empire Ambassador to The Armed Republic of Recondia, the Director of Communications for the office of Sir Michael Clark, Colonial-General of International Southern Union, Secreterial-Director of the Internal Diplomacy Department, and presently the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

What are the main challenges you expect to face in Saltbridge?
Saltbridge is a new nation, and the Recon Empire believes that it has great potential to grow into something much more in the near future. We are investing heavily in Saltbrige, in hopes of the potential to be realized. Some challenges that we expect to face include increasing competitors in our operations, both government and corporate, the political developments and systems of Saltbridge, as well as trade relations between the two nations.

How can Recon Empire –Saltbridge business and cultural ties be strengthened?
As Saltbridge has recently joined the Crown Federation of Recon, we can expect greater increase in communications and support between the two nations, and we are looking forward to assisting the growth of Saltbridge, considering its passionate governance and innovative mindset. In terms of cultural ties, we are still evaluating this aspect at the moment, and we will expect to see more development as Saltbridge participates in our RP events.
we are looking forward to assisting the growth of Saltbridge, considering its passionate governance and innovative mindset.


Which industries in the Recon Empire have the most potential for increasing their business with Saltbridge?
We believe that at the moment, the Legion Corporation, as the nation's largest company, has its foothold in Saltbridge, in several industries. We can expect these various industries to grow. However, upon seeing its fairly untouched industries in entertainment, that is certainly an area that the Recon Empire companies and our investments can look towards.

Which Recon Force dignitaries can we expect to visit Saltbridge this year?
At the very moment, we can expect a visit from the Diplomatic Minister, HRH Prince Gabriel, to visit Saltbridge to discuss expansion of trade relations, as well as a visit from Dr Lauren Ysaye, the Deputy Lady of the Federation, who will be discussing regional direction and duties for new nations in the region. As H.I.M. Emperor-King Lee I is unlikely to make a trip to Saltbridge, the imperial and royal visits will most likely be represented by HRH Crown Prince Thomas, the Grand Consul of the Recon Empire, or HM Emperor Stefan, the Grand Consul of the Crown Federation of Recon.

Any special message to the Recon Empire community in Saltbridge?
As we have recently formed a new embassy in Saltbridge, we can safely assure our citizens currently in Saltbridge, that we are here to provide support for your endeavours, and we look forward to reaching out to you, via some of the associations and unions that are currently in place, such as the Saltbridge Association of Reconians(SAR) and the International Reconian Alliance(IRA), to protect and safeguard our citizens' safety, assets and rights. We will also be hosting the Recon Day, every year in all Saltbridge states, on our national day, which would include performances by local Recon artistes and bringing in Recon delicacies for all our people who are living so far away.
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Pambudian Airlines celebrate delivery of first aircraft ordered from SAECAD
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Pambudian Airlines SAe 3K-200A

Pambudian Airlines have celebrated the deliverance of its first SAe 3K-200A ordered directly from SEACAD at a special ceremony in Oldwich today. The event was attended by top management of the airline. The delivery marks the beginning of a major expansion at the airline, which will see it take up to 10 3K-200A firm orders with SAECAD.

“Grounded on this experience, we look ahead to growing our business across the region, with the most economic and comfortable aircraft. We are pleased to celebrate this delivery as we embark on a fresh stage in our expansion.” Said one of their top management.


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Bigponds Island Targets 4 Million Tourists This Year
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Lancaster Mills Port, Bigponds Island

Bigponds Island aims to attract 4 million tourists at home and abroad this year compared to 3.5 million last year, said Chairperson of the Tourism Committee of Belasfirth. She said to accommodate tourists coming to this island resort, the government also aims to create 15,000 rooms within the next two years.

At present, there are 8,700 guest rooms to meet the demand of domestic and foreign tourists. Key players are Lancaster Mill resort, where projects to improve tourism and add infrastructure are underway to attract more tourists to the central coastal province. Tourism Committee of Belasfirth in media statement said, "The international tourism marketplace is a competitive one, so it is crucial that we show no signs of complacency where the increase in our overseas visitor numbers is concerned.


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Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Series: Exclusive Interview with Ambassador Xavier Tucker, Bresdennian Mission to Saltbridge

Diplomatic was a interesting and tricky issue. Peace and war are parts of the playground. Therefore, we in SaltbridgeSun.com try to get more inside about diplomatic arena. Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Series was our tools to dig more about that issue.

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Ambassador Xavier Tucker

Editor’s Note: This interview is part of Saltbridge Sun’s Diplomatic Interview Seriess. Today we have, Ambassador Xavier Tucker, Bresdennian Mission to Saltbridge. Member of Nobility; distant relative of the Sovereign. He has a Master's in International Politics from Bresdennian University. He has worked for the government in various positions. He is married and has 2 children

Why did you join the Foreign Service?
I joined the Foreign Service as an act of patriotism and service to the Sovereign and my country. As a member of nobility, its expected to enter a service- whether it be military, public or like myself in the Foreign Service. Those qualities that my family instituted that have given me so much pride and shaped my character as a foreign service member.
We do a lot in the world to improve health, hunger, promotion of diplomacy and education especially through the work of Bresdennian Aide for International Development (BRAID) and the Bresdennian Educational Advancement & Development Service (BREADS)

If you were given the power, are there any elements of Bresdennian foreign policy that you would seek to change today?
I stand by and back the policies of my government. We do a lot in the world to improve health, hunger, promotion of diplomacy and education especially through the work of Bresdennian Aide for International Development (BRAID) and the Bresdennian Educational Advancement & Development Service (BREADS). I applaud the current work of the Bresdennian Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade.

What is your proudest achievement while you were in Foreign Service?
In my career serving the Sovereign, I have been blessed to serve in a variety of useful positions and have achieved a lot. But I would have to say serving as an Ambassador is my greatest achievement. In this role, I am able direct, help and implement change abroad.

What do you see as the single biggest threat to Bresdenn today?
The biggest threat to the Bresdennian Realm as an empire is keeping up with the expanding economy and economic security. The Realm is booming and leave the ''dark ages'' behind. Our economic growth has tripled over the last 5 years. We are such a large empire with expanding influence and some nations and groups seek to stifle our progression. I would like to see more jobs created for the surge of new residents in urban area and foreigners who wished to become Bresdennians.

What your plans for the future?
My plans for the future are simple. I plan to keep growing and working hard for The Realm, for Mankind and God. For a better future we have to work harder today!

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OFFICIAL DIPLOMATIC COMMUNICATION
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Le Royaume le plus Chrétien de Bresdennian
THE MOST CHRISTIAN BRESDENNIAN REALM
Kingdoms of Bresdenn, Varionae, Bresdennique, Antionique & Territories
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HIM King Brian IV Paul, Sovereign & Monarch



The Bresdennian Embassy to Saltbridge

Row 16, Quayberg District

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THE OFFICE OF THE AMBASSADOR
The Honorable Lord Xavier Tucker, Abassador



To:
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The Saltbridge Sun
The Principality of Saltbridge




January 13, 2015


Greetings;


Firstly, Kudos to you and your staff at the Saltbridge Sun! I was thoroughly pleased when I received your offer to have an interview, but I was truly outdone by the final piece.

The quality of work you do is highlighted and made noted by the Bresdennian Mission to the Principality of Saltbridge. I eagerly look forward to many more exchanges between us two. As a top media outlet in Saltbridge, we hope to build a lasting tie.

Once again, I commend you and thank you for allowing me the opportunity to reach your readers.

Signed in Cooperation

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Hon. Lord Xavier Tucker

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SALTBRIDGE NAVY TO RECEIVE THE LATEST RESEARCH VESSEL, RV SALTBRIDGE SURVEYOR
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RV Saltbridge Surveyor

Research vessel, RV Saltbridge Surveyor, safely arrived at Naval Base Lewsworthing here at 4.40 pm on Friday. Official welcome the arrival of the Surveyor RV Saltbridge graced with the arrival of the President Blend.

The construction of these boats were with the cooperation of SaltYards and SaltArms Marine Division. With the operation Saltbridge Surveyor, the navy can take a lot of experience and marine science to add to their strength.


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Saltbridge Tanker reported Seized
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MT Granada Giant

FLASH : A Saltbridgeans tanker lost in transit from Port Bradington to Recon Empire and feared hijacked, amid concerns over the growing threat of piracy in the waters of Playlock, according to naval sources. No communication occurred with MT Granada Giant soon as it took off from Bradington last Thursday, Oceanic & Navigation Agency said in a news alert.

News agency said the ship owned by Granada Oil Tankers and brings more than 63.515 tons of oil and 38 crew members. Ship that was registered in Oldwich have a clean record before this. CEO Granada Oil has yet to be reached, but a navy frigate was mobilized in order to monitor and SAR. Playlock waters is the area where a group of pirates known as Playlock Militia terrorize.


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