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Boeing Introduces the Next Generation 737
This airplane is a modified 737-700C, Boeing C-40 Clipper that will accommodate air transport for the United States Navy. This version is incredibly popular for military and commercial customers due to its proven reliability and efficiency.
Using the commercial platform for the 737 makes use of the performance, manufacturing processes and proven efficiencies of the current ‘Next Generation 737’ production system. The ‘Airborne Early Warning and Control, C-40 and ‘ Boeing’s P-8 maritime patrol aircraft’ are amongst these military derivatives for the 737.
The dependability and quality of the aircrafts are linked directly to the hardworking women and men who design and build them. To date, the orders stand at around 6,804 for the Next Generation 737’s and around 2,109 for the 737 MAXs. The total on the 737 orders have now passed 12,000 that include the Classics and over a 100 orders have been made for the military derivatives. With over 280 customers it becomes evident that the 737 is known to be the bestseller airplane worldwide.
Trucking and Freighting News
Statistics, Trends and Reports
The industry for trucking is one of the main lifeblood’s of the United States economy and almost 70% of freight tonnage moved around the U.S is transported by trucks. Without this important industry along with the truck drivers the economy would stop. In order to transport over 9.2 billion of freight tons in a year, it requires around three million truck drivers along with 3 million ‘heavy duty’ Class-8 trucks. In addition it takes more around 37 billion in gallons of fuel to transport this massive amount of freight. To put it simply America would come to a halt without trucks.
The latest trends for American trucking confirms that trucking is indeed the dominant factor for freight mode. The ATA invites every private and for-hire motor carrier to participate in the upcoming ‘Driver Compensation Study’ for 2014.
The TRAC ( Trucking Activity Report) publishes a monthly publication along with to up to date information that is based on ongoing surveys for less-than-truckload and truckload carriers. In addition the ATA provides a monthly report on truck tonnage for banking or investment analysts. This report tracks trucking trends for business purposes.
San Fransisco is Said to Replace the LRV Fleet
The ‘San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority’ has suggested a purchase of around 260 S200 ‘ light rail vehicles’ from the Siemens Industry. This 15 year contract has a worth potential of around 1.2 billion once the SFMTA board grants approval.
Siemens beat the rival bid placed by the CAF. These vehicles are set to be built at the Sacramento factory for the purpose of replacing the current Muni fleet of the Breda LRV’s and at the same time increase on the current capacity. The delivery for the first twenty four cars has been set to be released between 2016 to 2018. This will be around the time of the ‘Central Subway’ extension for the Muni’s T-Third line set for 2019. These new vehicles will be used for this line.
The next 151 vehicles are set to be delivered between the year 2021 up to 2028 and an option for 85 more for the year 2040. These cars will have a life span of around 30 years.
Air Medical Transport News
International and National Air Ambulances, Choosing The Right One
Many individuals tend to think that most air ambulance firms are all alike. However, this is far from the truth. Certain smaller service, usually operate on a part-time basis and do not own the high quality jets or even have their own staff. These smaller corporations rely on contract medical staff and pilots. They lease jets from specific leasing companies.
Unfortunately, you are not guaranteed on the services offered by these types of companies. Patients may be seen to by either inexperience or drowsy medical professionals who may have just completed a shift at another facility. The pilots may also not have the experience in the medical transport field, which means they are not familiar with commonly used medical routes. In addition, the leased aircraft may not be up to standard.
Professional Air Ambulance Corporations Will Own Their Own Medical Jets
These jets are in general business class jets and are of higher quality that usually fly CEO’s and world leaders all over the world. These types of jets have names such as Gulfstream or Lear.
These jets are designed for efficiency, comfort and safety. Patients who fly on these jets will be treated with the utmost care. This is due to the health and comfort of the patient being the most important element for these air ambulance services. These luxury jets are really nothing like some of the amateur prop planes used.
Two other notable advantages in working with these service providers that are critical for safer medical flights. The first would be that these companies always keep their cabins fully supplied and stocks with supplies, medication and support equipment. The second would be that these companies only employ the best professional medical staff.