RATO


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Wikipedia.

rato

[′rād·ō]
(aerospace engineering)
A rocket system providing additional thrust for takeoff of an aircraft. Derived from rocket-assisted takeoff.

RATO

Rocket-assisted takeoff. A system of small rocket engines providing auxiliary thrust on takeoff. The rockets are jettisoned in a safe area after use. The same as JATO (jet-assisted takeoff).
References in periodicals archive ?
Country: NorwaySector: Petroleum/Natural Gas/CoalTarget: Aibel ASBuyer: Ratos AB , Sixth AP FundVendor: Herkules Private Equity Fund IIType: LBOStatus: AgreedComment: Ratos to initially invest USD250m.
Country: DenmarkSector: Telecommunications, MediaTarget: StofaBuyer: Syd EnergiVendor: Ratos AB Deal size in USD: 175mType: DivestmentStatus: Agreed
In 2006 when the ventilation group was re-listed, Ratos reduced by half its stake in it keeping a 22% interest until late 2010 when it disposed of another 11%, the vendor said.
Bisnode is a 70/30 joint venture of Ratos and media group Bonnier AB.
9m) using available liquid assets to fund the transaction, Ratos said in a statement.
Ratos and Canal Digital's Norwegian owner Telenor (OSL:TEL) agreed to scrap the deal after talks with the regulator showed weak chances of approval, the private equity firm said.
As Ratos now holds more than 90% of Biolin, it plans to squeeze out minority shareholders and delist Biolin from the Nasdaq OMX Nordic exchange in Stockholm.
Norwegian wine and spirits group Arcus-Gruppen, controlled by Swedish private equity firm Ratos (STO:RATO B), said on Monday it will buy 51% of Norwegian wine wholesaler Excellars for NOK65m (USD12m/EUR8.
7 January 2011 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today its subsidiary Stofa A/S has acquired the Danish cable TV operations of Canal Digital AS at an enterprise value of some DKK100m.
Swedish private equity firm Ratos (STO:RATO B) announced today an agreement to sell its Finland-based medical devices subsidiary Medisize to US Phillips Plastics Corporation for some EUR99.
16 December 2010 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today it will divest its 33% holding in Danish plastic packaging group Superfos Industries A/S and will book an exit loss of SEK70m.
29 November 2010 - Swedish private equity investor Ratos AB (STO: RATO B) said today it has agreed to buy all shares in car brokerage KVD Kvarndammen AB for an enterprise value of SEK550m.