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Making Your Next Flight More Eco-Friendly

August 30, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

Summary: Paying attention to how you choose to travel can impact the environment.

 

As the topics of pollution and global warming become more relevant, more and more people are starting to think about how we, as humans, are affecting the planet. Paying more attention to which foods are ethically sourced and trying to cut back on water and energy consumption ultimately make the planet a better place to be.

 

While some people might cut back on the amount of driving they do by walking, cycling, or carpooling to get around, there are few alternatives to flying for long-distance travels. There are, however, steps you can take to make your next air travel more environmentally friendly.

 

Book Nonstop Flights

 

Depending on where you are traveling to, you might be asked if you would like to take multiple flights with layovers. This can greatly increase the amount of travel time, which is why some airlines might offer direct flights instead. Nonstop flights, while more convenient, are usually priced at a premium. However, choosing to take only one flight will ultimately reduce the amount of fuel to get you to your destination.

 

Research Plane Models

 

Before you purchase your next airplane ticket, take a moment to research which airplane model the airline will be using. Older airplane models will likely be less fuel-efficient than newer ones, leading to more air pollution into the atmosphere when traveling the same route.

 

Additionally, you should look into what different airlines are doing to make their flights greener, so you can make your next reservation knowing that you are keeping your carbon footprint as small as possible.

 

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Keeping Your Aircraft Equipment in Top Shape

August 22, 2018 by · Leave a Comment 

 

Summary: Taking good care of your equipment can keep your tools in working condition all year long.

 

In nearly any profession, the tools you use can make a large impact in your effectiveness, efficiency, and safety. A construction worker using a dull saw or a faulty drill could be slowed down drastically and could very well be putting his physical well-being in danger by using tools that are not in the best working condition.

 

Those who work with aircrafts are no different. If you fly a private jet, a commercial plane with several passengers, or an aircraft to bring packages from one end of the country to another, there is a good chance you work with a variety of equipment on a regular basis. General maintenance can guarantee your tools will be ready to use whenever you need them.

 

Cable Longevity

 

Some of the appliances you use on your aircraft may require the use of cables for power. Some cables are unfortunately fragile and can break, sometimes rendering the rest of the item useless. After using your lithium ground support equipment, for example, try not to pull on the cable directly to unplug it. Rather, grip your hand on the head of the cable and slowly remove it from the outlet. Pulling directly on the cable can harm internals and rip wires.

 

When storing equipment, keep them in cool, dry places. Wrapping up the cables can prevent you or others from accidentally stepping on them, which can cause gradual damage.

 

Work with Professionals

 

While there are many steps you can take on your own to keep your aircraft and tools in good condition, having a professional who can take a closer look can give you an added layer of confidence that you will be good to go during each flight. Have a professional take a look at your Start Pac ground power unit, your engine, and tires to let you know if everything is working smoothly.

Lowest Drop In Demand For U.S Capital Goods Such As Machinery And Communications Gear

August 29, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The demand for U.S capital goods such communications gear and machinery has dropped to its lowest in July in comparison to figures in the past eight months – a sign that indicates that the contribution of manufacturing to the economic expansion is anything but substantial.

Citing reasons for this drop in demand, Millan Mulraine, a senior U.S strategist at New York’s TD Securities says, “There’s uncertainty domestically about the tax environment, and there’s uncertainty globally about the outcome of the European crisis. This would bolster the case for the Fed, suggesting that the soft underbelly of the recovery may be extending into the third quarter.”

Analysts say that tax increases and spending cuts are making companies and individuals nervous coupled with the global slowdown that threatens overseas sales of companies such as Deere & Co. and Caterpillar Inc. (CAT).

With Federal Reserve policy-makers signaling that they would take steps to ensure recovery despite slow or no growth, stocks began to climb, reducing the first weekly decline at the Standard and Poor’s 500 Index. There was much speculation that this observed drop in orders would then lead to the aforementioned steps taken by the Federal Reserve to provide additional stimulus.

As mentioned earlier, most companies are holding back orders in waiting for the end of year ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline, and which amounts to $ 600 billion in reduction and taxes in defense among other government programs.

Not requiring any action from lawmakers, this ‘fiscal cliff’ deadline will take effect next year and threatens to push the U.S economy into another recession.