At Flightcase Warehouse, we’re experiencing growing demand for integrated, multi-functional cases that serve both as protective units and hospitality hubs. The clever cases facilitate and support more flexible working on the road or at event sites for your teams, and also allow you to offer convenient hospitality options for attendees at the events you’re working (with the benefits of smooth transportation, reduced set-up and tear down time and singular storage).
An empowered workforce armed with the tools to do their jobs to the best of their ability makes for greater productivity, better performance and increased morale. So, let’s think outside the box about how hospitality flight cases can help your business prosper, in addition to providing first-class service to clients.
For many team members, this means little but significant touches that make their working day that bit easier. These touches depend on the nature of a workforce of course, but in general, access to amenities such as coffee machines, fridges and break desks backstage or in production mobiles makes a massive impact. When travelling is an essential factor in an industry, it’s not always easy to have these benefits to hand but integrated hospitality cases mean that your mood-boosting creature comforts can travel with you safely, securely and without impacting setup time.
The majority of live events require significant hands-on work and technical setup whilst on the job along with the ability to react in an instant when something goes wrong that you have to fix. The pressure of working “live” as such can impact employee productivity and lead to mistakes that could have a negative effect on your performance or company reputation. Therefore taking precautions that ease these worries, such as having a mobile, contamination-free and ordered production line with accessible equipment and room to work on the job can help you get more out of your team. Our range of portable workstations and mobile production cases properly protect kit and eliminate slow response and a morale-damaging cluttered workspace.
Travelling for work in the live events, AV, lighting and sound and technology industries is commonplace and this obviously comes with risks to the protection you rely on to deliver for clients. However, you don’t always have the room to bring a hundred and one cases of separate kit with you and as such, you may have to sacrifice bringing extras with you such as laptops, refreshments and paperwork. Our integrated hospitality flight cases mean that you can bring with you what you may have otherwise left at the office, and therefore maximise your time and money spent on the road by using every minute productively. Think getting complex quotes typed between shows and having dinner on hand without driving around looking for the nearest fast food stop.
If you believe your team could benefit from a hospitality flight case solutions, please contact email@example.com or call 01887 60009.
Just last week the line-up for Reading and Leeds festival was announced, and by now avid music fans will know in what direction they are leaning towards when it comes to picking a summer festival destination. With Glastonbury taking the year off, we thought we would use our knowledge of the events industry to run through the outdoor crowd-pleasers that are always guaranteed to be sources of memorable moments and iconic performances.
1) BBC Music’s The Biggest Weekend Festival (25-28 May)
Stepping up to the void left by Glastonbury, BBC music have super-sized the ‘Big Weekend’ with a UK-wide festival that will take over numerous UK cities, including Swansea, Perth, Coventry and Belfast. Featuring Beck, Billy Ocean, Franz Ferdinand, and current chart-topping superstars Taylor Swift and Ed Sheeran, there looks to be something for most music fans to get excited about. The new 2018 format also means that with multiple locations, it will likely be a lot easier for lucky ticket-holders to travel to their chosen destination. The event will enjoy widespread digital coverage but if you’d like to be part of the crowd, check out https://www.bbc.co.uk/events/efj3v2
2) Creamfields (23-26 August)
The UK’s premier dance music festival and one of the biggest draws of genre fans to the UK during the summer months, Creamfields always promises stunning visuals alongside its top-level dance music artists (this year including Eric Prydz and Carl Cox). The event is known for putting on a show and the tunes are complemented with creative, dazzling lighting and AV displays all throughout the weekend. Not one to be missed if you enjoy the dance genre and are looking for the ultimate night out! Read more about Creamfields here: https://www.creamfields.com/
3) Download (8-10 June)
Download is the yearly go-to festival for rock fans, this year having Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold and Ozzy Osbourne headline their main Marshall stage. No matter the weather, the crew at Download always manage to give their audience an incredible show. In the past they have faced down torrential rain, thick flowing mud and even gale force winds to make sure that the Download crowd are blown away not just by the bands, but by all of the special effects and atmosphere as well. You can learn more here: https://downloadfestival.co.uk/lineup/#poster
4) The Isle of Wight Festival (21-24 June)
Another contender for Glastonbury’s replacement during its hiatus, this summer island festival has been touted as family-friendly and also features a wide variety of artists that satisfy the tastes of an eclectic mix of ticketholders. This year the event celebrates its 50th anniversary with The Killers, Kasabian, Liam Gallagher, Van Morrison and Depeche Mode completing the bill. Expect a weekend of fun in the sun organised by some of the best in the business. Read more at http://isleofwightfestival.com/default.aspx
5) Wireless Festival (6-8 July)
Taking place in Finsburuy Park (London), Wireless is to rap and grime ans what Download is to rock. Expect to see Post Malone, Stormzy, DJ Khaled and friends and many more in this 3 day tribute to urban music. Past years have seen pyrotechnics, fireworks and mind-blowing lighting installations and 2018 looks set to be no different. Visit the Wireless festival website to check out the bill and book your tickets. www.wirelessfestival.co.uk/
Are you looking forward to a busy festival season as a live events, audio-visual, lighting, sound engineering and staging professional but are worried about how a packed schedule of demanding travel and heavy use will impact your valuable equipment. Speak to Flightcase Warehouse about off the shelf and bespoke options on 01827 60009 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aerospace and aviation have always presented manufacturing environments that harness the very best in technological development and innovative materials. As new ideas and science develop, the industry faces a rapid change that offers some of the most inspiring technology stories you’ll come across despite their challenging nature. This week, we’re looking at 3 of the biggest upcoming technologies that are set to make waves in future aerospace production.
3D Digital Printing
Not a completely new technology, but for those unfamiliar with digital printing it is the process of creating physical objects based on a 3D CAD design – without manual assembly. The finished article is printed whole using a specialist 3D printer and is being hailed as the next big way to reduce costs, increase production speeds and accelerate the introduction of next-generation prototypes into the market.
The actual technology behind 3D digital printing is pretty baffling – we’ve seen it put into layman’s terms as “chipping off tiny stones from a statue, only in reverse”. With the prospect of 3D printing materials soon to include metals, the notion of rapid engine fixes or spec-perfect part replacements a real possibility for aerospace engineers. The tech is pretty expensive, but it appears to be that investors are clamouring to find the best way to develop the equipment. A really interesting one to watch!
By now, everybody has experienced some form of unmanned tech. Whether that be watching an event via a digitally programmed drone or checking out the latest driverless car developments on the news. Drones – or at least an awareness of them – is increasingly commonplace but the question is; how will this unmanned technology develop?
Many experts predict that in the future we’ll see unmanned aircraft as the standard in cargo delivery – allowing for an almost continuous importing and export that will benefit end user businesses and help reduce costs and increase flexibility for the carriers themselves. The questions of projecting this technology onto passenger air transportation is rather frightening at this point, but we have no doubt aerospace scientists will be keen to at least investigate how their technology could improve experiences and propel innovation.
Craft – to – Craft Communication
Leading on from drones, Craft – to – Craft communication is a developing method of how communicate with one another whilst in the air. The technology is based on the premise of transplanting air traffic control tower capabilities into the aircraft themselves via advanced digital technologies and AI sensors.
Although still in its infancy, Craft - to - Craft could bring about a whole new way of doing things in aerospace and aviation, also placing demand on the need for on-craft precision engineers, an increased amount of on board equipment and higher specification parts. New types of circuit boards, wiring and CPUs will all need to be factored into production and provisions made to keep these new and intricate tech pieces flight-ready.
Are you an aerospace or aviation specialist who requires protection for precision-engineered parts, essential anti-contamination kit and portable parts solutions? Get in touch with Flightcase Warehouse on 01827 60009 or email email@example.com to find out how we can help you.