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  • “Last-Ditch Effort”

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday October 16, 2013
    I arose early this morning—not my favorite thing to do, but often necessary—and checked the computer for news about any changes in Washington, DC. The best analysis referred to negotiations as a “last ditch effort.” Last ditch, indeed. By...
  • Saw You In Munich

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 15, 2013
    It’s difficult to sum up in a short blog all of what we saw at last week’s inter airport Europe. For the record, the19 th  International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services drew 11,900 attendees from 110 countries to...
  • FAA Airport Inspectors Still on the Job

    By John Goglia - Tuesday October 15, 2013
    With all the talk of FAA inspector furloughs, it is important to remember that FAA airport inspectors were not among the federal government employees that were placed on leave on Oct. 1 when the U.S. government shutdown. I’ve had a number of people...
  • Government Shutdown

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday October 10, 2013
    Well into week two of the federal government’s shutdown in this country, aviation industry groups are hard at work attempting to convince regulators of the shutdown’s negative impact to our industry. Or as one report I read puts it, it’s not...
  • Empathetic Listening

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday October 9, 2013
    The title, “Listen, or Your Tongue Will Make You Deaf”, is a Native American Proverb. Empathetic listening is seeking first to understand, then to be understood. Ineffective listening is listening with the intent to reply as opposed to effective...
  • Location-based Services; Navigating the Future of Airport Improvements

    By Scott Phillips - Wednesday October 9, 2013
    By Scott Phillips, president and CEO, Advanced Wireless Group Next time you take a trip and head to the airport, take a look around. Think back six months, 12 months, 24 months – what has changed? In fact, who had any idea the airport environment...
  • Have You Ever Considered What Happens When Technology Fails?

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday October 9, 2013
    What happens when technology fails? Recently this question was answered in my hometown where a severe storm knocked the power out in every grocery store, restaurant, gas station and home in town. On Labor Day weekend no less, in a tourist town! What...
  • Battery Myth No. 7

    By Todd Allen - Tuesday October 8, 2013
    True of False : It’s good to fully discharge your battery. False . As we’ve discussed previously, your batteries will not develop a “memory.” It’s perfectly acceptable to partially discharge and plug back in to the charger. There will be no...
  • Five Airports in One Tough Week—Pleasantly!

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday October 2, 2013
    I just took a one-week airline trip on a tight schedule. Airports included the Atlanta, Denver, Kearney, NE, Cincinnati, Boston and Tri-Cities, TN. Because I insist on taking the first flight out of my origin airport each day, my week included arising one...
  • Mindset vs. Skillset

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday October 2, 2013
    Please answer the following question by choosing either a) or b): If you could choose between the two aviation team members to bring onto your team, which would it be? a)    The team member with the desired mindset* who lacks the complete...