Danielle Connelly

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Adding to The Ledger of the Deep

by Danielle Connelly on 05. Jun, 2017 in Marine

What’s really in a name?

Naming your boat goes back to the early days of sea-faring when names were given for logistic reasons, much like today’s registration numbers. Tradition continued through and with it the lure of superstition. Legend has it that Poseidon/Neptune (depending on which deity you prefer, Greek or Roman) keeps The Ledger of the Deep, a scroll containing all of the names of all of the boats. If your boat name is on the list, you’re in luck, Poseidon or Neptune will protect your boat. Not on the list? Godspeed on the seas.

Are you prepared for safe boating?

by Danielle Connelly on 22. May, 2017 in Marine

With just one week away from the unofficial start of summer, we are definitely daydreaming of summer days out on the boat, enjoying some sun. The fun does however bring some risk. In 2015, where cause of death was known, 76% of fatal boating accident victims drowned. The Coast Guard does require a life vest be on board for every passenger and that children must wear one at all times. Wearing a life vest can go a long way providing buoyancy while waiting for rescue, but sometimes, just a life vest isn’t enough.

Inflating the life jacket

by Danielle Connelly on 17. May, 2017 in Aviation

With a majority of the “living space” on Earth covered by water, what can we do to avoid exploring the oceanic crust?

The idea of a life preserver has been around since early day explorers and nomads, using inflated animal bladders for support crossing water but began shaping into modern versions by Norwegian seamen, on their travels creating buoyant packages consisting of wood or cork to be used as flotation devices in case of capsize. This soon sparked inventors to develop different ring buoys, ballast belts, and full body suits. From there, designs refined, and the development of the life jacket gets a little “inflated” as several are credited with the wearable cork jacket:

With the growing use of RFID in aerospace, Switlik answers

by Danielle Connelly on 25. Apr, 2017 in Aviation

Today, airlines face tremendous pressure from rising business costs, low-cost competitors, and passenger service demands; airlines constantly need to search for new advances in technology and process improvements to develop a competitive edge. For everyone’s safety, the industry will never get away from or minimize a thorough checklist that flight and ground crews must go through to deem the aircraft fit to fly, through ICA compliance. But there is an easier, more efficient route for the flight crew.


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