Tim Fulton has designed a piece of equipment to make loading and unloading luggage and cargo more efficient – and dramatically safer – for the workers inside aircraft. The pandemic bought him the time to not only work out the kinks in the product, but to secure patents and distribution agreements all over the world. Now he'd like to build it in Sitka.
The job of loading baggage on airplanes is hard, but it doesn’t have to be harmful. In Sitka, a baggage handler -- or “ramper” -- has designed and built a piece of equipment he hopes revolutionizes the way luggage moves inside an airplane, and spares the people who move it a lifetime of pain.