By Ann Brody Guy, College of Natural Resources | October 18, 2010
BERKELEY —The cost of domestic flight delays puts a $32.9 billion dent into the U.S. economy, and about half that cost is borne by airline passengers, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley.The research was commissioned by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the final report was delivered to the agency today (Monday, Oct. 18).The comprehensive new study analyzed data from 2007 to calculate the economic impact of flight delays on airlines and passengers, the cost of lost demand, and the collective impact of these costs on the U.S. economy. The study authors found that increased delays directly correlate with increased costs. Read More . . . .
The Mag-Probe is currently being used in the American Airlines Overhaul Facility in Tulsa Oklahoma and we are currently looking into contacting Delta Airlines to help them lower their Aircraft Downtime and Reduce their Cancellations and Flight Delays.
About the Author
Bob Bartol has spent his whole life working with electronics in almost every capacity and spent many hours in Physics classes.
He currently holds 4 U.S. patents and has been making a living off one of the patents “The Bartol Mag-Probe” for over twenty years. Bartol Research’s Mag-Probe now has a global reach and is dramatically reducing trouble shooting downtime anywhere a solenoid valve. relay, or contactor is used.
F111 Air Force Projects – European Flight Competition
Bob attended electronics school in the Air Force. Upon graduation he was assigned to a fighter wing in Germany. During his assignment he prepared seven aircraft for European competition. The fighter wings aircraft won the competition.
Bob then returned to the United States and taught advanced radar for two years.
Two years later, he returned to Europe. During this assignment, Air Force headquarters Europe selected Bob to open a Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory (P.M.E.L) in England. It was the first of its kind in the Air Force.
Upon his return to the United States, Air Force headquarters assigned Bob to Air Force research command in Florida. This was strictly a scientific assignment for research and development.
After three years he moved from Eglin AFB in Florida to Edwards Air Force Base in California where he had direct contact with the National Bureau of Standards and supported research and development aircraft.
During this assignment, he designed a modification for the TF X fighter (F-111). This modification made possible an additional 9800 flying hours per year. The F111 was the first swing wing aircraft in history. General Dynamics completed the modification prior to acceptance by the U.S. Air Force.
Modification of F111 Aircraft
As a result of increasing this flying time Bob Received an award from Edwards Air Force Base for Increasing flying time of the F111 by 9,800 hours per year. The Award was Presented by Colonel Grumbles to TSGT Bob Bartol on June 17, 1963
Bartol Mag-Probe Tests Electrically Operated Solenoid Valves 99% Faster Than A Voltmeter