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Check out the rest of our welcome page...On the left hand side we list our services and explain what we hope to accomplish. We encourage you to click on the Newsletter and the Hot Links for explanatory information.
In the center of the Welcome Page we have links to our training schedule. If you click on a specific training program please note that the new page will have a clipboard image which itself can be clicked on for more information about the training.
Below the training information is a special link for airline employees and airline passengers - after all, 75% of our business is airline-related. This link provides you with further links to the U.S. FAA and IATA. The fifth link ought to be reviewed by airline mechanics and maintenance stores personnel to remind them about dangerous goods that they may be taking for granted. We have been dealing with airline maintenance and stores personnel for almost 50 years and with airline purchasing departments for 26 years. Oxygen generators and electric storage batteries have generated the most enquiries. Believe us. That link is worthwhile and if it sparks your memory or leads to a question or two feel free to contact us. Don't be shy - we try to help everyone when it comes to airline safety.
The third item in the center of our welcome page is a link to the "RAS Operations Center". Click on the Operations Center to find out if our operations are normal or when we might close to celebrate a U.S. Holiday. We provided extensive information about airport closures in the New York Area on 11 September and the terrible days that followed. We will use this area of our website to advise when a particular training class is re-scheduled due to inclement weather or other emergency or when our training facility has reached capacity for a scheduled training class.
At the bottom of our Welcome Page we have a search engine - pick any topic - a single word or a phrase - if we have covered it in past newsletters or in any other format you will be linked to the information you may want. Also at the bottom of the center column of the Welcome Page is a place to enter your name and e-mail address if you wish to be alerted to special information such as training schedules or important information.
At the bottom line of this page we have a "What's New" section. A schedule change has been listed for the last few weeks and a reminder that our 2002 schedule has been delayed. We would also alert you to a significant change in a regulation in this section of our website.
On the right hand side of the Welcome Page we have a link to our current newsletter and quiz as well as a link to older newsletters in case you want to download some information that might be helpful to you.
Just below the Newsletter Link is what we call "Hot Links". Since 11 September it has mostly dealt with that topic but normally we will put some urgent information or particularly useful and timely material, usually via still another link. And you can check out older links there as well. Special information about almost anything that is important and dealing with hazardous materials is likely to show up in our "Hot Links".
The very top of our Welcome Page provides further links. The one on the far right gives links to the FAA, USDOT, IMO, IATA, ICAO, Transport Canada, The Hazardous Materials Advisory Council, and some professional organizations that we have worked with and hold in high esteem.
Thanks, Tom. You deserve the plug.