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A type of flight-control system where input command signals are sent to the actuators through the medium of optical-fiber lines. The feedback from the control surfaces and other systems is routed in a similar way. The inputs from the control column, aircraft control surfaces, and other data, such as static and dynamic pressure and angle of attack, are fed into a computer connected to fiber-optic lines. The computer then provides data for movement of the aircraft control surfaces through these cables.
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"I am pleased to announce that FBL registered a profit after tax of $10.6 million during the first quarter of 2018, compared to a profit of $16.2m during the corresponding period in 2017.
It is coherent with FBL's business strategy to improvise and enhance customer experience through our cutting-edge banking solutions to valued customers.
FBL continues to increase its core deposit base and enhance its financing book with primary focus on SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) and Consumer Finance.
Brannen, FBL Financial Group's chief executive officer, in a press release.
FBL believes that this strategic business alliance will play a vital role to develop a very strong mutually beneficial business relationship between Faysal Bank and EFU Life Assurance in the days to come.
Olivier Fleury-Bellavance qualified in 2005, joining accountants Girard Lavoie Mooney in 2008 prior to the firm's merger with FBL in 2014.
Karachi-based Faysal Bank (FBL) will convert itself into a full-fledged Islamic lender as its majority shareholder, Bahrain's Ithmr Bank, looks to consolidate its business lines.
"This follows almost four years of business acquisition and reorganisation within the group that included the seamless integration of business and systems at Ithmr Bank and Shamil Bank in April 2010 as well as at Ithmr Bank and First Leasing Bank last year; and FBL's acquisition of the Pakistan operations of Royal Bank of Scotland in 2010.
The divestment will enable FBL to pay more attention to its Farm Bureau market, the vendor said, adding that it will also cut risk and raise its financial flexibility.
As a result of the talks, which started on 30 September 2009, Metso will reduce its FBL workforce in Sundsvall by 150, in Karlstad -- by 64, and in Hagfors/Solna -- by 25.
Brannen held a variety of positions in the tax and accounting areas after joining FBL in 1991.