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  • Are You Successful?

    - Wednesday June 7, 2006
    "Whatever you do, don’t become stagnant!" Those were some of the first words of advice given to me when I joined the ranks of the gainfully employed. How true those words are. Striving to continuously improve ourselves is the difference between...
  • Does The Sun Shine More Brightly?

    - Monday June 5, 2006
    Are things finally looking up for the airline industry? Delta—though operating in bankruptcy—actually made a profit in a recent month, airplanes are flying with more seats full at higher fares, capacity is down, and even the legacy...
  • Shutterbugs Wanted!

    - Thursday June 1, 2006
    This past year has been a fun one to be involved with AMTonline.com. Thanks to you, our website has continued to expand the offerings to aircraft maintenance professionals. Starting with our website re-design in March of 2005, we have focused on...
  • Is there a doctor in the house?

    - Tuesday May 30, 2006
    In this month's AMT editor's column I discussed mechanic pay and responsibility. I made a loose analogy between the different stages of an A&P's career and a doctor's career. As usual if we mention pay or responsibility in the magazine the feedback...
  • Obligation to Repay

    - Monday May 29, 2006
    Open any newspaper and you will learn—up front with big headlines—that the guvmint needs more money for the FAA and a jillion other things. That’s why a small Wall Street Journal story on page seven last Friday surprised me so much...
  • Markets At Work

    - Monday May 22, 2006
    The jury is still out on trickle-down economics, but trickle-down cost cutting is a reality. On May 17 The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) ran a front-page story on how airline cost cutting is putting pressure on airports. This story is sorta the reverse of...
  • TSA: Now Hear This

    - Monday May 22, 2006
    Two years ago while attending an air cargo conference in New Orleans I was struck by the attitude of attendees toward the Transportation Security Administration. Instead of the growing animosity toward TSA that seemed to be pervasive at many industry...
  • Happy Birthday!

    - Thursday May 18, 2006
    OK, I will begin today's blog by saying it is my birthday. And let's just say it is a milestone one. My co-workers were gracious enough to decorate my office with black balloons, R.I.P. signs, and an inflatable cane that reads "Tease me about my age and...
  • You Know the Industry is Hurting When…

    - Tuesday May 16, 2006
    One could look at it as a damage control move. In a public statement released on May 12, an aviation business said that its unionized employees were on strike effective at 12 noon. The company said that it had been negotiating with the union with "a...
  • TSA Could Learn From Pete Correll

    - Monday May 15, 2006
    Businesses are told in a blue zillion ways that they should—must—protect workers from injury on the job. (When I worked in the FBO side of the industry, they gave us an OSHA manual that was thicker than a teenaged boy’s collection...