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  • It’s All New Product To Me

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 20, 2012
    Our recent Cygnus Aviation Expo in Las Vegas was my first trip to the trade show so from my perspective, most every product I saw at our more than 200 exhibitors was “new.” I hear this scuttlebutt about the GSE industry all the time – there’s...
  • ‘A Gathering Of The Tribe’

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 13, 2012
    Our headline is how one of our winners of this year’s Ground Support Leaders of the Year awards described the attendees of last week’s Cygnus Aviation Expo. I went up to shake hands with Bill Jacob after he won our Lifetime Achievement Award...
  • Making The Turn With SWA At LAS

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 6, 2012
    The "chili pepper" knows everything. We spent yesterday morning on the ramp outside the C2 gate at McCarran International Airport in the company of Rico Villalobos, ramp supervisor and 20-year veteran of Southwest Airlines ground handling...
  • See You Next Week In Vegas

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 28, 2012
    All the “AviationPros” will be heading to Las Vegas next week for the Cygnus Aviation Expo , March 7-9. I’ll be glad to meet everyone I can so stop by our booth No. 408 for a visit. In the meantime, here’s a recap of some events presented...
  • Everyday Stress And Sprain

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 21, 2012
    We recently reported on www.AviationPros.com that a Southwest Airlines ramp worker died when the baggage tractor he was driving hit a passenger shuttle at Dulles International Airport. Then, just a week later, we posted news that a ramp worker at...
  • Ground Support Leaders of the Year

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 14, 2012
    We decided not to keep you in suspense this year. Here are our three Ground Support Leaders of the Year, which we will officially bestow at next month's Cygnus Aviation Expo : Lifetime Achievement : William "Bill" Jacob with the United Parcel...
  • Green GSE, Test Drives And Tire Kickin’ At CAE

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 7, 2012
    The Cygnus Aviation Expo , March 7-9, at the Las Vegas Convention Center, features plenty for all "AviationPros." Ground Support Worldwide , however, has created special events just for our readers. For example, we’ll be presenting three seminars on...
  • Where’s The ‘LUV’?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 31, 2012
    Southwest Airlines didn’t show too much LUV to SRQ a couple of weeks back. “LUV” is Southwest’s stock ticker symbol and “SRQ” is the designation for the Sunshine State’s Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport. Frederick J. Piccolo, SRQ...
  • London Calling

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 24, 2012
    The 2012 Summer Olympic Games come to London this July and August. Over the weekend, I read a British newspaper account of the Olympian challenge ahead for the baggage handlers at London Heathrow Airport. “Baggage Chaos” was just one part of the...
  • You're Still Getting Very Sleepy

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 17, 2012
    In my Jan. 3 blog, I repeated a point my AMT colleague Ronald Donner stated in one of his blogs on FAA's new regulations designed to reduce pilot fatigue. Taking into account recent scientific research, FAA announced the new rules last Dec. 21. Airlines...