With more and more attention paid to the quality of drinking water, it’s critical for operators to properly and routinely clean and test their potable water trucks.
There is now some evidence from the fast food industry that even small hourly increases in wages and increased benefits can have a significant impact on reducing turnover.
Rookies might not realize temperatures on hot ramps can exceed the ambient air temperature by more than 10 degrees.
Initial reports point to the possible failure of the ground handling company to place chocks behind the aircraft wheels.
An unplanned for increase in traffic could clearly disrupt operations and cause untold headaches for everyone.
Moving aircraft too quickly is one of the most common causes of aircraft damage at general aviation airports, just as at air carrier ones.
The GTAA undertook a 90-day review of just what happened on five particularly cold days in January this year that wreaked havoc on its operations.
Even if this particular aircraft disappearance does not end up involving ramp security, these are good questions to ask ourselves in reviewing our own ramp operations.
Grappling with the difficulty of attracting the attention of GSE operators during aircraft movement.
There is another argument for increasing worker pay – and that is that it improves the safety and efficiency of ramp operations.
The Vice President's comments also do not reflect some of the infrastructure improvements that have already taken place.
An extra margin of time is just as important as an extra margin of safety.
No matter the size, all airports should re-check their emergency plans and look for vulnerabilities.
One safety check frequently overlooked is the condition of tires on GSE, especially any equipment that operates in close proximity to aircraft.