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  • Death of a Customer

    - Thursday July 19, 2007
    In 1949, a classic American drama, Death of A Salesman, was introduced to the public. Written by Arthur Miller (hey, what can you say about a man who not only wrote brilliantly but who also married Marilyn Monroe?), the play became a huge success. I...
  • Airline Employment is Up

    - Tuesday July 17, 2007
    It is official. Airline employment is up. The Department of Transportation's Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) reports today that the airlines employed 0.3 percent more workers in May 2007 than in May of 2006. Although not groundbreaking...
  • In Canada, Rent Relief ...

    - Monday July 16, 2007
    ... remains a top priority for airports. So says Canadian Airports Council (CAC) president/CEO Jim Facette. Although some relief was granted by the federal government in May 2005, Canadian airports continue to be strapped by high rents to the feds. In...
  • Politics and Aviation

    - Thursday July 12, 2007
    Lady Bird Johnson has died. That brings back hundreds of memories of days gone by… For you really young folks, Lady Bird was the wife of Lyndon Baines Johnson (LBJ), the vice president who became president when John Kennedy was killed in 1963 in...
  • Democracy in Action

    - Wednesday July 11, 2007
    In the July issue of AMT, we published an article by Bill O'Brien titled Open Letter: AMT Day Recognition. If you haven't read it yet, I encourage you to click on the link above to read it now. O'Brien discusses how to contact your U.S. Congressmen and...
  • The Good, the Bad of Reauthorization Bills ...

    - Friday July 6, 2007
    ... passed by the U.S. House (H.R.2881) and Senate (S.1300) are worth a look. For those in the business of airports, the proposed increases by both houses for the Airport Improvement Program is a big plus. Both propose funding AIP at $15.8 billion over...
  • Why Aircraft Maintenance?

    - Thursday July 5, 2007
    Not too long ago, I was talking with an AMT reader about the magazine and about aircraft maintenance in general. During the conversation, I asked him why he got into aircraft maintenance. He said his father was an aircraft mechanic and he just ended up...
  • Above and Beyond

    - Wednesday July 4, 2007
    Airplanes climb with power over and above that power required just to stay aloft. I am convinced that people do the same. I remember when I learned to water ski. At first, it took all of my knowledge, skill, and strength to stay on top of the water...
  • State of the Industry—Deja Vu

    - Thursday June 28, 2007
    The June issue of Airport Business magazine is the State of the Industry report. Issues like that always get me thinking about how much the industry has changed since I first appeared on the scene in 1969. I obtained my private license under the tutelage...
  • Aviation-related Chemical Fire

    - Thursday June 28, 2007
    On October 5 of last year, a chemical fire erupted at the EQ Industrial Services plant in Apex, N.C., a city about 15 miles southwest of Raleigh. The massive fire destroyed the facility and forced the evacuation of 16,000 residents (about half the...