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In brief

As many as 10,000 companies are to be affected by changes to be made to ISO 9001 and 14001 Standards, which are quality management services needed by firms.

An upcoming seminar will inform Irish companies about the changes and advise them on the steps they have to take to implement them.

Caroline Geoghegan, managing director of CG Business Consulting, is a panelist at the conference which takes place tomorrow in Dublin.

"Irish companies with ISO will be required to upgrade their management system within three years," she said.

"This is daunting for companies as there is a lot of work involved."

Fly $985m sale

dublin-based aircraft lessor Fly Leasing is to sell 33 aircrafts for $985m this year as part of its ongoing fleet rejuvenation plan.

The sale represents a $35m pre-tax gain over the approximate net book values of the aircraft as of June 30 2015, the firm said yesterday.

The sale, which will help the lessor nearly halve the number of aircraft over 10 years of age in its fleet, is expected to generate about $425m that can be invested in newer aircraft, chief executive Colm Barrington said.

Beacon paperless

The Beacon Hospital is to become Ireland's first paperless hospital within 18 months after agreeing a multi-million euro deal with Sláinte Healthcare.

The healthcare technology company's Vitro electronic medical record software will allow the hospital to manage its 100,000 patients a year electronically.

"Moving all our patients' clinical charting from paper to tablets gives caregivers access to their patients' records, regardless of clinician or patient location," said Michael Cullen, CEO of Beacon Hospital.

City Tiles €100,000

Irish company City Tiles & Bathrooms has invested €100,000 in expanding and renovating its Ballymount, Dublin, store and taken on six new staff in response to a lift in the construction and renovation sector in Leinster.

City Tiles has also expanded its trade centre and established a commercial division at Ballymount.

Irish Independent