Publisher's Note

A new year brings new hope, new goals and different perspectives. The year already seems to be flying by, and it has only just begun. Many are taking a good look at 2010 and getting a better understanding of how we can grow from what we have learned in the difficult 2009 year.

Before we know it, March will be upon us and that means that Aviation Industry Expo will soon be here. I am looking forward to talking with everyone at the show and seeing all of the products on the show floor. We at the magazine have been striving to bring you valuable seminars. This year we will have everything from an alternative technology panel to a presentation from IATA on its ground handling audit program, just to name a few.

Again this year at Aviation Industry Expo, we will host the Leaders of the Year awards ceremony on Wednesday, March 17 at 4:30p.m. in rooms 219 and 220 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. We will gather at the reception to acknowledge excellence within the industry. Everyone is welcome to come, and I encourage you to join us to support the industry and the six individuals who will be receiving awards that night. No better award can be given than the applause from your peers for a job well done. So I hope to see you there.

So here is to a new year and a fresh start. Your feedback is always welcome; we would love to here from you.

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See you in Vegas,