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  • Nominate Your Winners

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 8, 2011
    It’s time to send us your nominations for our Ground Support Worldwide Leaders of the Year Awards. We’ve narrowed the awards down to three: Lifetime Achievement Award : This award will go to a person who has demonstrated commitment to the...
  • Off We Go

    By Steve Smith - Wednesday November 2, 2011
    Remember when getting a 5-pound Sunday newspaper was a big deal? Well, it’s the same feeling for me with this morning’s launch of www.AviationPros.com . What editors do is much more than simply publish a print product these days. We certainly won’t...
  • Thoughts On Inter Airport Europe

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 18, 2011
    What to take in first? Certainly, the sheer size of the exhibit space. Not just two big halls inside, but an outside pavilion just as immense. Having an outdoor exhibit in October in Germany seemed like an iffy proposition to me. Given the nature of...
  • See You In Munich

    - Tuesday October 4, 2011
    I’m looking forward to my first trip to inter airport Europe, Oct. 11-14, in Munich. I can’t think of a better opportunity to meet people, learn what’s on their minds and literally kick the tires of every piece of ground service equipment I can...
  • The Uncertain Make No Plans

    - Tuesday September 27, 2011
    “What keeps you up at night?” It’s a great question. Certainly not an easy one to hear. But it’s a question that’s been on my mind over the past week following a meeting we had to discuss long-range planning for Ground Support Worldwide. Of...
  • Holding Pattern Again

    - Tuesday September 20, 2011
    Do the 4,000 FAA workers furloughed for two weeks last summer have “real” jobs? I wonder. Last Friday, President Obama signed another short-term deal to fund the work of FAA. Let’s set aside, for now, that the money will last until only Jan. 31...
  • Ground Time At MSP

    - Tuesday September 13, 2011
    I toured the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport one week ago today. I knew things were going to work well right from the start: I ran into an old sales rep I hadn’t seen in five years waiting in line at O’Hare for the same flight to the Twin...
  • A Delicate Balancing Act Between Demand And Capacity

    - Tuesday August 30, 2011
    I admit that upon reading a brief “MarketWatch” news story last week about the state of the airline industry’s finances, I immediately figured we could heap all the blame on the guy I typically sit next to on the plane. You know the guy I’m...
  • Just Call Me A 'Fat Cat'

    - Tuesday August 23, 2011
    I suppose with a starting price tag for a private jet at $10 million and another $500,000 needed for annual fuel and upkeep, the term “fat cat” naturally comes to mind to describe the corporate jet set. So just call me a fat cat from now on because...
  • What I Didn't Know About FAA

    - Tuesday August 16, 2011
    Before becoming editor of Ground Support Worldwide, all I knew about FAA was that it kept the skies safe for everyone’s air travel throughout the United States. The regulators must be doing something right: Fatal accidents in commercial air carriers now...