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Medevac Air Rescue – Mobile Ground Power Units

Time and tide wait for no one, as we all know too well, and in the field of emergency medicine no truer words have been spoken; every single minute is vital and often, even a matter of seconds can mean the difference between a person being saved and the devastation of a life cut short. Medical emergencies are a race against time Being up against the clock is routine for Medevac teams.  High-speed evacuation, safe transportation and medical expertise are areas in which these highly trained and compassionate professionals excel.  Not only do they have to locate and access injured or sick individuals in remote or difficult to reach landing sites, they also need to stabilize them, providing quality emergency care from the first instant that they come into contact, often many miles away from the nearest hospital.  It’s also true however, that Medevac is called upon in places that […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness – West Ham United women release new pink shirt in support of Breast Cancer Now

START PAC is not only a women led business, but our President Eve is a cancer survivor herself, so this campaign means a lot to us here at START PAC HQ. West Ham United women’s team have bought out a limited edition shirt to help support and raise awareness for Breast Cancer. All profits from shirt sales go to the charity, and they raised an amazing $26,000 last year so lets help them smash it for 2020!   The article below was originally featured on West Ham United women release new pink shirt in support of Breast Cancer Now West Ham United women’s team is delighted to once again announce the release of a limited-edition pink shirt to show the Club’s support for Breast Cancer Now. Following the success of last season’s campaign, which saw the specially-designed Umbro pink shirt sell out in record time and raise significant funds […]

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West Ham United’s women’s team announce new partnership with START PAC

West Ham United women’s team is delighted to announce START PAC as its newest official partner. START PAC’s President, Eve Storm, is a strong advocate of promoting women in business, particularly in male-dominated industries, which is part of START PAC’s ethos, in an industry where 97% are male. START PAC is a family-owned company, based in the United States of America, that manufactures portable battery packs for heavy-duty engines, and the organisation is now looking to expand its operations overseas. Having seen the progression of the Club, including through the documentary Britain’s Youngest Football Boss, alongside the growth of the women’s game in the UK, Eve was keen to partner with the Hammers and bring both organisations together to promote women’s football. Eve said: “Now more than ever, businesses will be judged not just on what they do, but in particular, how they set about doing it.” She went on […]

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Cessna Aircraft – from American Car Sales to Global Aviation Pioneer

Well over a hundred years ago, when aviation was in its absolute infancy, a car salesman called Clyde Cessna witnessed a flying machine for himself and was wonderstruck. The Wright brothers had proved that flight was possible only seven years previously, but, undeterred, Cessna sold his car dealership and invested all his money in an airplane kit. In June 1911, on his thirteenth attempt at taking off – with no formal flight training (because there was none) and no instruction manual (ditto) – Clyde managed to get his monoplane airborne. His contraption, “Silverwing”, made from spruce and linen, was the very start of Cessna, an American general aviation legend known the world over for producing small and light, often piston-powered airplanes and single-handedly responsible for earning countless pilots their wings. Cessna is now a brand of Textron Aviation (Headquarters in Wichita, Kansas) and, over the years, there have been quite […]

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Aircraft Safety – Mobile GPU for Remote Locations

Remote air strips: three reasons why your airplane should carry a GPU In the United States there are tens of thousands of places to land light aircraft.  No matter whether the flying machine of your choice is an airplane or helicopter, from the frozen reaches of Alaska down to the warm waters of Key West and every place in between, the possibilities are endless. And we’re not talking about all singing all dancing airports here.  We’re not even talking about smaller airfields with basic facilities, the best of which is a coffee machine.  What if you’re a pilot who’s looking for something a little off the beaten track?  As you’re probably well aware, in the U.S., not only is there an abundance of farm strips where flying visitors are actively welcomed, but – if you’ve honed your soft field landing skills – it’s also possible to touch down in a […]

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Case Study Talkeetna Air Taxi, Alaska | Ground Power Units

Talkeetna Air Taxi is no ordinary air service. Known throughout Alaska as ‘The Glacier Landing Company” it gives visitors the opportunity to access some of the most spectacular scenery in the USA. TAT’s ‘flightseeing’ tours mean that you can witness the remote magnificence of Denali National Park – many parts unreachable by foot or by road – and experience its incredible landscape of glaciers, peaks, icefalls and meltwater pools for yourself.

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START PAC is classed as an essential supplier and will remain open during CV19

In chaotic and uncertain times like these, you need an officially approved, essential supplier to keep your freight moving. Families will still need food, hospitals will still need supplies, our infrastructure will still need to keep flowing. As an officially recognized and fully committed proven established partner, we support each and every Railroad and Aviation company that needs to get their engines started in order to help bring the world what it needs to survive. Together we will overcome the current challenges and move forward towards a brighter, better and healthier future for everyone’s families. START PAC: We help keep the world moving.

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Electrical / Mechanical Highly Skilled Technician – work for START PAC

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What is a Ground Power Unit (GPU)?

Ground Power Unit, or GPU for short, is the name given to power supply equipment that provides clean power for both maintenance and engine starting aircraft that are on the ground.

A GPU, much unlike your average household power supply, is unique in that it provides a very specific “ripple free” or “clean” voltage, this ensures sensitive avionics and control systems within the Aircraft are protected during powered maintenance and engine starting operations.

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START PAC Ground Power Units – Official Sponser of Red Bull Air Racing!

START PAC becomes an official sponsor for the Red Bull Air Racing team pilot Kirby Chambliss. The Li2800QC will ensure that Red Bull uses its wings to continue to put on some of the most exciting international flying in the world.

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