|Vol. 16 No. 84||
Wednesday October 18, 2017
“We are driven by the pains of our
customer and that’s basically the soul of our organization. Our
core mission is to decentralize things for efficiency and use available
resources in the ecosystem for best use of customers.”
In horse racing, a
“trotter” is a horse harnessed to a light, two-wheeled vehicle
called a “sulky.”
The closest Trotters Club
racetrack to JFK BTW is Yonkers Raceway, north of New York City.
Often the news that comes through can be unbearable.
Terrible is probably not strong enough a word to describe the senseless incident in Las Vegas at a harvest music festival where a lone gunman left 58 people dead and 546 injured.
But hope is still alive as decent people everywhere came forward to offer help and comfort, love and mercy, all around.
Air cargo stepped up as well.
American Airlines President Rick Elieson told FlyingTypers, “When I learned of the attack in Las Vegas, I was heartbroken for the victims and their families.
“We immediately began confirming that all of our team members were safe and accounted for.
“This is one of those times when you want to stand for something and make a difference.
“It probably isn’t much comfort, but one thing we do well, and with which we’ve offered to assist is the respectful return of victims to their grieving families, who have more than enough trials right now. “Working with funeral homes, we are waiving all costs and fees associated with their transport.
“American Airlines Cargo is serious about the care and sensitivity involved with transporting departed loved ones to their final resting place, and we’re committed to help in this small way,” Rick Elieson said.
International Freight Association (BIFA) Heathrow Regional Members Meeting
is set for October 25 at 14:00 at BIFA, Redfern House, Browells Lane,
Feltham. TW13 7EP.
It is an annual event and money is raised to continue Los Angeles Air Cargo Club (LAACA) community outreach in several areas.
But the underlying fellowship and fun of this LAACA 28th Annual Golf Tournament, held last month at El Dorado Municipal Golf Course in Long Beach, is evident on the faces of the Southern California air cargo people who celebrated each other and our industry.
“The ‘Fiesta Buffet’ after the Tournament, Award Ceremony, and Raffles/Give-a-ways were a complete success,” reports Sherri Dunlap (LAACA Treasurer), Harvey Beesen, and Jim Stone (both LAACA Board members and past Presidents).
“Everybody worked hard to make this an event to remember,” Sherri Dunlap declared.
From Tree To Shining Tree
A Kenworth T680 Advantage will transport the 53rd U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree from the November 8 tree-cutting in the Kootenai National Forest in Montana. The trip covers 15 community celebrations during a more than 2,000-mile journey en route to the tree-lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., in early December.
Big Sky. Big Tree. Big Journey.
The T680 also includes
the logo of Montana-based Whitewood Transport.
Dinner For One, Please, James
The T680 is a 76-inch
sleeper equipped with the premium “Driver’s Studio”
option package, which includes the Diamond VIT interior, 180-degree swivel
passenger seat and rotating table to accommodate two people, drawer-style
refrigerator, convenient space ideal for a microwave, premium audio package,
and swivel TV mount for up to a 28-inch flat screen TV. The Driver’s
Studio also offers a full-size wardrobe space for hanging clothes, multiple
storage drawers, large storage space under the lower bunk, and 8-inch
thick, luxury pocket coil mattress.
And when it comes to spotlighting exceptional
airport buildings, why did The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
allow I.M. Pei’s exquisite Aviodrome, an acknowledged masterpiece
of 1960s art & architecture, fall under the wrecker’s ball a
couple years ago despite widespread loud and vocal protest?
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