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Prescott Support Company Achieves Safety Management System (SMS) Certification

Mar 9, 2018 7:41 am

Prescott Support Company is proud to announce that it has been certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) as having met all requirements for a fully functional Safety Management System (SMS). This is a voluntary program in which participants implement SMS methods and regulations to improve safety for clients and employees and signifies that Prescott has successfully implemented an SMS aligned with U.S. and international standards.

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Fragmented air cargo services industry

Jul 23, 2014 12:03 pm
The fragmented air cargo industry has received a promising boost towards better performance through the collaboration of strategic alliances. Through such innovative unification efforts, deliveries across the entire supply chain could show improvements in both time and cost efficiency.
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Air cargo operations increase

Jul 20, 2014 12:02 pm
The following table shows cargo volumes at Washington Dulles International Airport for May from data provided by the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority.
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X-raying all shipping containers

Jul 11, 2014 12:01 pm
In 2009, a goal was set that by now, all containers used to ship items into the United States would be able to be screened. The goal was to be able to find anything hidden within the containers, such as weapons, bombs, or other destructive materials that could harm America's citizens.
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The many concerns shippers have

Jun 16, 2014 12:01 pm
In the world of air cargo shipping, there are many sides to each problem. There are the air cargo carriers that are struggling to survive in a world that relies on them less and less, there are the shippers that are being asked to rely on these carriers, and there are the regulators which cause delays and hiccups that both sides have no choice but to deal with.
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The battle rages on over air cargo carriers

Jun 12, 2014 12:11 pm

Over recent years, more and more carriers are picking up cargo on the side to help create a little bit more revenue whenever possible. While this can be great for some carriers, there are also carriers that focus solely on cargo, causing them to lose out on business. With the increase in air cargo needs that the first quarter of 2014 saw, this may not seem like a major issue, but since that number has shown signs of stagnation, this could have some long-term effects on some air cargo carriers.

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Air cargo carriers to benefit from FAA

May 8, 2014 12:13 pm

The FAA recently came out with good news for pilots and the airlines they serve, when they approved the iPad mini for use with Jeppesen's electronic flight bag (EFB) solutions. The iPad has been authorized for several years and has reportedly saved the airlines millions in fuel costs, since it eliminated the pilots’ 35-pound kit bags, but the iPad mini is even lighter – only ¾ lbs, and its smaller 7.9 inch touchscreen, which makes it even easier for pilots to use the EFB, since it is half the weight of an iPad.

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Air cargo carriers may benifit

Apr 22, 2014 12:15 pm

In early April the International Civil Aviation Organization’s Dangerous Goods Panel (DGP) recommended the ban of all lithium metal batteries on passenger airlines. Certified Hazmat Air Cargo Carriers may benefit from tightened regulations and greater oversight of transporting potentially dangerous goods by air.

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Airline industry is poised to grow

Apr 6, 2014 11:27 pm

A year that has shown an increase in fuel costs has shocked the majority of people by announcing a second straight year of growth. This is largely thanks to the increase in demand for air travel.

The International Air Transport Association, also known as the IATA, has announced that for the second year in a row, air transport is showing signs of amplified profitability. Plus, this comes after a minimal downgrade in how the industry guessed profits would be for 2014 ($19.7 million down to $18.7 million).

Reasons for the Boost

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World airways ceases operations

Apr 6, 2014 12:25 pm

Despite the long and drawn-out struggle to save World Airways since November of 2013, Thursday the airlines announced that it would no longer be operating flights.

It was announced, Tuesday, that the Peachtree City, Georgia-based company, had defaulted on its loan and that the lien holder stopped providing any funding to the struggling airline. As a result, 109 pilots and an additional 146 flight attendants were laid off as the company began to shut down the different phases of operation.

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FAA aircraft dispatcher

Apr 6, 2014 12:23 pm
Prescott Support Company is an established transportation company that provides air transport for over-sized, high-value, and time-sensitive items. Now, they are looking to add to their workforce. Specifically, they are looking to add in a new dispatcher to the team because of the increased demand for their services!
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2014 Air freight market analysis

Apr 6, 2014 2:30 am

Recently, the air freight transportation market was analyzed to see what kind of profit margin the industry as a whole may be looking at for the year 2014. The findings were that January had a growth of 4.3%, and February followed up with a 2.9% rate of growth. This was up over the same month last year. During the same two months in 2013, the market saw 1.4% overall growth, but 2014 has shown a 3.6% growth, more than doubling the overall growth of last year's numbers.

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