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Understanding ATA Specifications When Sending Goods by Air

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Protect shipped goods by air while reducing weight.
Containers for a Boeing 747 Dreamliner

Late in 2012 it was reported that American Airlines was replacing its paper flight manuals with iPads. No doubt, iPads are sleeker and take up less space. But, the switch was justified by weight reduction.

Weight is very important to airlines. More fuel is required to move each additional pound through the air. It is one reason they pay close attention to what goes in the hold. Continue reading