The airport is one of the most vital elements in our air transportation system. A well equipped airport provides a variety of facilities for the aircraft and for crews and passengers. These include runways and taxiways, which may be lighted for day and night use; a terminal building with lounge areas for passengers, and possibly a restaurant and shops; automobile parking lots; ramp areas and hangars for aircraft storage; and maintenance shops for aircraft and avionics.
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Almost every state has an Aeronautics Department or Commission, which consists of a small number of aviation-minded men and women, usually appointed by the Governor to make policies about aviation activities within the state. Persons appointed may not be considered employees and may be paid only expenses connected with their attendance at meetings. If the state's department or commission is well-funded, it may employ people to work in the areas of airport design and operation, flight safety, and promotion of aviation activities in the state. Positions include administrative personnel, pilots, field service representatives, safety officers, engineers, and aircraft mechanics, among others. more >>
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Turbulence is an occupational hazard that we all take very seriously. Recently, our flying partners have confronted the dangers of turbulence on several flights around the system. Especially in light of these events, it is a good time to remember that every day we fly, when it comes to cabin safety, place yourself and your flying partners first. It is only through these efforts that we may fulfill our duties as safety professionals for the passengers in our care. To minimize injuries caused in turbulence or chop, stow all but the most necessary service components when the service is over, especially carts, full coffee pots, and glass bottles. Use of tie downs for carts is not only a federal regulation, diligent use of tie downs and latches will prevent disaster.
A pay philosophy is a company's commitment to how it values employees. A consistent pay philosophy gives the company and the employee a frame of reference when discussing salary in a negotiation. The goal of a pay philosophy is to attract, retain, and motivate employees. For companies in the private sector, this usually requires a competitive pay philosophy. For companies in the public sector, this means a well-rounded philosophy, with a focus on benefits and work life. Companies attract, motivate, and retain through total compensation... learn more>>