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  • Touching Base With Krys Bart ...

    - Monday June 25, 2007
    ... the incoming chair of the American Association of Airport Executives in Washington recently led to a one-on-one interview for the upcoming July print edition of AIRPORT BUSINESS. Number one on Bart’s agenda as AAAE chair, of course, is...
  • One More Example

    - Friday June 22, 2007
    Yesterday's USA Today bemoans the passport mess. In case you’ve been too busy to notice, this year (some five and a half years after 9/11/2001) the guvmint began requiring passports for re-entry from Bermuda, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean...
  • Can the Unions Come Back?

    - Wednesday June 20, 2007
    Most observers would note that airline Unions have been suffering from loss of membership and power -- even more so in the last few years where strong-arming by the Airlines under the protection of bankruptcy has led to lost jobs and pay cuts. Some...
  • Hesitancy in the Air at the AAAE Convention ...

    - Friday June 15, 2007
    ... held this week in Washington, D.C. is understandable, given the fact that Congress hasn’t yet made up its mind on how it wants to fund the system, and at what levels. And there’s the rates and charges dispute at LAX, awaiting a final DOT...
  • Not The Airlines' Fault...

    - Friday June 15, 2007
    We had a family problem this week, the sickness of an aged and beloved relative, and all three of our kids came in from all over. Son Brett flew in from Gibraltar, Kevin flew from Boston, and Melanie, thank goodness, drove in from Atlanta. Everybody had...
  • Reduce Training Costs

    - Thursday June 14, 2007
    Yesterday, an industry executive made the call to reduce the cost of training for airline pilots and mechanics. She said, "New planes will require more than 18,000 new pilots every year -- 360,000 pilots over the next 20 years -- on average, through...
  • It Was a Good Week

    - Friday June 8, 2007
    Readers of long standing (surely there must be a few of you) will remember that when we lived in Huntsville, AL, I regularly attended breakfast meetings of the Greater Northern Alabama Lying Pilots’ Coffee-Drinking & Hangar-Talking Society. Those...
  • Aircraft Maintenance Careers

    - Thursday June 7, 2007
    Our annual Maximizing your Career Choice issue is just around the corner. The August issue, which we are already working on, will provide tips on getting the most out of a career in aircraft maintenance. Working on this issue always gets me thinking...
  • Much Ado About Pipelines ...

    - Monday June 4, 2007
    ... and the peripheral threat to JFK International Airport was all over the news this past weekend. The good news is that the concept of threats to pipelines and fuel farms is well known to airport and law enforcement groups. Attend any group discussion...
  • Sssh—They Might Find Us

    - Thursday May 31, 2007
    Gail and I bought a house today for the first time in 24 years. It was a nightmare. You should have seen the amount of paper we had to sign, swear to, and abide by. I swear we had to agree to pay fees on top of fees for one thing after another. We dotted...