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  • 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...
  • See You In Munich

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 1, 2013
    Last Saturday at around 11 p.m. CST, I was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean heading to Munich to attend inter airport. While I never sleep at all on these long flights, I bet both my pilots did - at the same time. In case you didn’t hear, a survey...
  • Have You Found Your Replacement?

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday September 26, 2013
    Last weekend, I attended a retirement gathering for a friend with whom I attended aircraft maintenance school decades ago. Eight of us who all attended school at the same time were there. Some I hadn’t seen since, while others I see from time to time...