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  • Make Time Count Instead of Counting Time

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday April 2, 2014
    These days it seems that more than ever before people are working harder but have less time to get things done. This may be due to layoffs of their co-workers (that used to share the workload); cutbacks that affect the tools they need to do their jobs...
  • Ground Support Leader Award Winners

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 1, 2014
    We presented the following ground support industry leaders with our annual Ground Support Leader Awards during last week’s AviationPros LIVE in Las Vegas: Product Leader: Rampmaster for its Engine Management System. Team Leader: Tom McCartin...
  • MA Flight 370: Another Reminder Of The Importance Of Ramp Security

    By John Goglia - Tuesday March 25, 2014
    With the disappearance of Flight 370 dominating the news and no definitive cause established at this point, many potential theories of what happened are being explored.  And will continue to be explored at least until the black boxes are found and the...
  • AviationPros LIVE!

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday March 20, 2014
    Next week March 25 and 26 I’ll be in Las Vegas as part of AviationPros LIVE along with the entire staff from Cygnus Aviation; Aircraft Maintenance Technology magazine; AMTSociety ; Airport Business magazine; and Ground Support Worldwide magazine...
  • The World Leaps Into Drones—Except Us!

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday March 19, 2014
    I’m mad as a wet hen and you should be too! According to everything I read, see and hear, the rest of the world is leaping into drones—or, more appropriately, Unmanned Aviation Systems (UAS)—faster than teenagers can eat French fries while we...
  • Data. Everyone Wants It. Nobody Uses it.

    By Todd Allen - Tuesday March 18, 2014
    You hear a lot of ramp stories about electric tractors: “It runs for an hour and dies.” “We use this tractor 18 hours per day.” “We charge it every night.” “We water every battery every week.” LOL, right? One of my...
  • Women in Aviation International Conference

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday March 13, 2014
    Last week I attended my first ever Women in Aviation International (WAI) annual conference. WAI reports more than 4,500 registered attendees and a hall full of exhibitors. This year marked the 25 th annual conference for WAI. What struck me was the...
  • Malaysia Flight Exposes Hidden Air Security Flaw

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday March 12, 2014
    How do you lose a jet? While I confess to wondering that myself since the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared, my background covering law enforcement and terrorism has trained my focus on the fact that it appears so easy—scratch that--IS so easy to...
  • What Will Pre-Check Cost Your Airport?

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday March 12, 2014
    First, let’s define our terms.  The premise of the TSA Pre-Check program is a relatively good one, and one that should have been instituted 13 years ago.  Simply stated, the one-size-fits-all-doesn’t-really-work-very-well rule has finally sunk in...
  • Why We Still Can't Find A Trace Of Flight 370

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 11, 2014
    Considering the iPhone in my pocket knows where I am, it's astounding that four days after whatever happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, we still haven't found a trace of the plane. That's the point Jason Golson starts out from in his aviation...