Editor's Note

Living in the "Information Age," you are inundated with data, facts and resources sometimes to the point where it feels like you are in a batting cage and the pitching machine starts zinging balls out of control. Forget taking a swing, you're just trying to get out of there alive.

Though we can't stop those "balls" of information from flying, with GSM's Worldwide Directory, we believe we can give you the one "home run" resource for the aviation ground support industry. The 2004 Worldwide Directory of Ground Support Manufacturers, Suppliers and Ground Handlers is the ONLY resource that provides you with the necessary information you need on a daily basis.

And this year we've made it even easier to use. The companies; manufacturers, suppliers and ground handlers, are all in one listing in alphabetical order beginning on page 14 and the Category Index (page 6), divided into more than fifty categories, conveniently lists the types of products and services they provide.

We continue to compile the Worldwide Directory each year primarily because we continue to hear from you, our readers, that it is indeed a valuable resource which you access throughout the year. However, as with everything in life, there is always room for improvement. After you have had the opportunity to utilize the directory throughout the year, let us know what we can do to make it the "grand slam" of the ground support industry in the years to come. As always, thanks for reading!

Thanks for reading.

Karen Reinhardt