viruses and is used in agriculture and healthcare to exterminate bacteria and viruses, including HIV, salmonella, and avian flu. US-based airlines have been using

various products when cleaning aircraft after international flights.

Since the 2014 Ebola virus,

United Airlines cleans planes after international flights with a disinfectant. United Airlines told Business Insider in a recent interview that its procedures including wiping down

all hard surfaces that passengers may have come into contact with after each international flight. The airline said it began adding a disinfectant to the cleaning solution following the Ebola outbreak in 2014 and has continued using it, although it did not identify which product this is. Delta Air makes use of a “high-

Rapco has been the first in the industry to offer the following improvements on Brake Discs and Linings:

* One Piece Forge on ALL Discs * Electroless Nickel Plating * Radius on expansion holes * Wear Indicator on linings

Nickel Plating offers a far more durable anti-corrosive finish to help prevent corrosion between the disc and wheels.

grade, EPA-registered disinfectant” on all cabin surfaces following all international flights, with added disinfection actions on US-bound flights from Asia.


One piece forgings provides consistent grain structure for superior strength. In a seperate process the discs are through hardened for optimal life.

AND PARTS PRODUCTION China has been the “world’s factory” for over a decade now and is either the start of many supply chains or, the entire provider of many manufactured products. Even though aircraft and parts production in China does not constitute a large amount of the global market, much of the electronics component market is contained here, affecting larger assemblies everywhere. While a minority of Chinese

Our precise radius’ on expansion holes prevent premature cracking.

Quickly check your linings to determine available wear life with our unique Wear Indicator.

Making products better and saving you’s what we do.

factories were shut down for a few weeks (some still are at the time of writing of this article), many are restarting under reduced production rates.This slowdown will ripple globally for a few months. According to a recent survey by the IPC, a trade group that represents contract manufacturers and other OEMs/suppliers of electronic parts, as of mid-February, electronics manufacturers anticipate at least a five-week product shipment delay from suppliers due to the coronavirus epidemic. “The delays will likely have ripple effects for the rest of the year,” said John Mitchell, IPC’s president, and CEO. “The longer China is affected by the epidemic, and the more it spreads to other parts of the world,

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