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Shortage of Ramp Agents and Flight Schedules

Shortage of Ramp Agents and Flight Schedules For the past several months, air carriers have frantically attempted to add staff in preparation for the holiday season and avoid a reoccurrence of the summer flight delays and cancellations. With 14.3% fewer US airline employees in October than before the pandemic, shortages of staff occurred throughout the… Continue reading Shortage of Ramp Agents and Flight Schedules

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Airline Employees: We Appreciate You

LAPLAND, FINLAND: Andrea Hatfield (Cabin Crew) gets into the Christmas spirit onboard a special charter to Lapland from London Gatwick on 07 December 2015

Airline employees get the work done, even on Christmas day, with patience, flexibility and good cheer. Photo courtesy of British Airways. Airline Employees: We Appreciate You The holidays are a stressful time for many of us. Those pressures are even greater for airline staff with the increased demands of the job including moving heavier loads… Continue reading Airline Employees: We Appreciate You

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Ramp Agent Injuries: My Personal Journey

I fully understand the challenges of the ramp agent job. I was a ramper for more than 38 years. Ramp Agent Injuries: My Personal Journey At Ramper Innovations, we are passionate about finding ways to make the physically-demanding job of loading and unloading aircraft safer and easier for ramp agents. This commitment launched the creation… Continue reading Ramp Agent Injuries: My Personal Journey

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Ramp Agents Talk About the Stress of Their Jobs

Ramp Agents Talk About the Stress of Their Jobs Manually loading and unloading baggage in a plane’s belly is an extremely demanding job. Handling thousands of pounds of cargo when constrained by low clearances is not only exhausting, it brings significant injury risks when heavy objects are thrown the length of the aircraft belly. Backs,… Continue reading Ramp Agents Talk About the Stress of Their Jobs

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Resurgence of Air Travel Poses Increased Risk for Ramp Agents

Staff shortages accelerate safety concerns both inside and outside the aircraft. Resurgence of Air TravelPoses Increased Risk for Ramp Agents While the number of passengers traveling by air in the US is nearly at pre-pandemic levels, the issues caused by a lack of staffing are approaching a near-crisis point. For example, a number of airlines… Continue reading Resurgence of Air Travel Poses Increased Risk for Ramp Agents

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Commemorating Innovation in Aviation

Boeing 707-349C N32 (Photo courtesy of Flying Tiger Line Pilots Association) Commemorating Innovation in Aviation This week, we’re celebrating a round-the-world, pole-to-pole flight led by retired TWA pilots, Harrison Finch and Fred Lester Austin, Jr., in November 1965. The journey covered a distance of 26,230 miles during a flight duration of 57 hours and 27… Continue reading Commemorating Innovation in Aviation

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Inspiration Often Arrives Unexpectedly

Sometimes ravens provide inspiration for new ideas.Photo courtesy of Sitka Charters. Inspiration Often Arrives Unexpectedly Thoughts from Tim Fulton, Founder/CEOMost innovation comes from identifying a need and pondering ways to fix it. This innovation was purely the result of a practical joke. During much of my career, I worked as a ramp agent in a… Continue reading Inspiration Often Arrives Unexpectedly

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Stooping vs. Kneeling Accelerates the Risk of Injury to Ramp Agents

Working in a stooped position created 32% more stress on the back than kneeling, increasing the likelihood for injury. Working in a stooped position created 32% more stress on the back than kneeling, increasing the likelihood for injury. The need for ramp agents to lift, twist and throw heavy bags when loading and unloading aircraft… Continue reading Stooping vs. Kneeling Accelerates the Risk of Injury to Ramp Agents

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Inspiration, Ideas, & Innovation

We realize an innovative idea is only the beginning. The real challenge is transitioning from idea to reality.Photo courtesy of Unsplash/Matt Ridley Inspiration, Ideas & Innovation Thoughts from Tim Fulton, Founder/CEO Sometimes inspiration and innovation come to us in circuitous ways. Although I don’t necessarily think of myself as innovative — I tend to reserve that… Continue reading Inspiration, Ideas, & Innovation

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Inspiration, Ideas & Innovation

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