SEATTLE—Boeing and Safran have named their joint venture for auxiliary power units (APUs), calling it Initium Aerospace. According to their Feb. 13 announcement, the name stems from an obvious origin. “From its Latin roots, initium means ‘the beginning’ or ‘to start,’” the companies explained. “This is what an APU is and does when it provides the power to start the main aircraft engines and systems on the ground and, if necessary, in flight. ...

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