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  • Let's Talk Politics

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday May 22, 2013
    In my family, you don’t talk politics, especially over a nice Christmas dinner. The ensuing argument, fists pounding on tables, and loud angry voices would definitely kill the Christmas spirit. (Did I mention we’re German?) But it seems such...
  • Why I Love Aviation

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday January 16, 2013
    I have comprehensively experienced nearly all segments of the aviation industry in my four and a half years at Airport Business magazine. Before my time here, I had very limited exposure to the industry, apart from a stint my brother made in pursuing...
  • Industry Events Showcase Airport Leaders In Retail & Concessions, Sustainability

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday November 21, 2012
    In early November, I made my way to the annual Airports Going Green conference, held each year in downtown Chicago and organized by the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) and the Amercian Association of Airport Executives (AAAE). I have attended...
  • At NBAA 2012, Cautious Optimism Persists

    By Brad McAllister - Tuesday October 30, 2012
    Attendance seemed down slightly on opening day, probably due somewhat to the temporary TFR in affect for Obama's shortened visit to Florida ... and mostly due to superstorm Sandy, which blasted the East Coast on Monday and Tuesday causing thousands of...
  • Slow Growth And The Acceleration Of Regionalization ...

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday September 26, 2012
    This event keeps getting bigger each year ... more attendees, more industry CEOs, and more for me to talk about.  The underlying message from Mike Boyd (Chairman, Boyd Group International) at this year's forecast summit: Airline strategies have...
  • At The ACI-NA/World Conference In Calgary ...

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday September 12, 2012
    No doubt that these days, I can't draft a story that doesn't have some element of technology underpinning various airport operations processes and communication strategies. That's fine by me, as I am one of those techy nerds that eats this stuff up -- and...
  • Life After NATA, Bizav's Recovery, And 2012 Election Prospects ...

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday August 29, 2012
    After 18 years leading the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), president James Coyne announced last March that 2012 would be his last year. Coyne spoke to a irport business  recently; following are edited excerpts: airport business...
  • 'If You've Seen One Airport Security Checkpoint ... '

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday August 15, 2012
    Comments CLEAR chairman and CEO Caryn Seidman-Becker, "Everyone says, ‘If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport.’ The same applies for airport security checkpoints." One benefit of the CLEAR solution is the standardization of the...
  • In A Conversation With Thomas Kinton ...

    By Brad McAllister - Wednesday August 1, 2012
    Former Massachusetts Port Authority CEO for five years and director of aviation for 13 years, Thomas Kinton spent 35 years at Massport in a variety of positions, the most prominent being director of operations under Jane Garvey, who later became head of...
  • Boston Logan Introduces 'Carla', Virtual Assistant For Checkpoint Security

    - Thursday June 28, 2012
    Says Brad Martin, airport deputy director of aviation customer service at Boston Logan International, "We are finding that passengers will pay attention to this hologram concept." That is, a projection of a human being relating the same messages as...