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  • Getting The Jetway To The Gate On Time

    By John Goglia - Tuesday November 12, 2013
    I know I’ve written about this subject before. But if it’s a regular annoyance for me, I’m sure it is even more so for travelers with tight connections. I usually know enough not to plan for tight connections because in these days of sky-high...
  • DENGE Takes Top Ramp Honors At inter airport

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 29, 2013
    DENGE Airport Equipment, Istanbul, Turkey, won this year’s most innovative ramp product at inter airport Europe for its EAV4500  or “Ambulift.” As the name implies, the vehicle is designed to transport passengers who require a high degree of...
  • NBAA Convention Attests To Resurgence Of Business Flying

    By John Goglia - Tuesday October 29, 2013
    Any time I can meet up with old friends is a good time for me. And NBAA’s Convention in Las Vegas last week provided plenty of opportunities to catch up with people I have known over my many years in aviation. But more than just meeting up with new...
  • Are We Ready For Winter?

    By John Goglia - Tuesday October 22, 2013
    The blizzard that walloped the upper Midwest earlier this month – across Wyoming, South Dakota and parts of Nebraska – dumped more than three feet of snow in some parts, stranded passengers and shuttered a number of airports. It also serves as a...
  • FAA Airport Inspectors Still on the Job

    By John Goglia - Tuesday October 15, 2013
    With all the talk of FAA inspector furloughs, it is important to remember that FAA airport inspectors were not among the federal government employees that were placed on leave on Oct. 1 when the U.S. government shutdown. I’ve had a number of people...
  • Towing Aircraft Safely: How Do We Get Drivers To Follow Basic Safety Procedures?

    By John Goglia - Tuesday September 24, 2013
    Just days after the Sept. 9 collision between a Delta regional jet and a parked Sky Chef vehicle on pushback at Detroit Metro Airport caused substantial damage to the aircraft’s wing, I was observing several aircraft being towed at a small regional...
  • Download Free SMS Advice From The FAA

    By John Goglia - Tuesday September 10, 2013
    Although it seems unlikely that the FAA will issue a rule mandating SMS at U.S. airports any time soon, many airports and aviation companies are not waiting for a rule to implement SMS. They see the benefits of a data-driven, proactive approach to...
  • OSHA's Citation To TSA At Boston Logan Worth Reviewing For All Airport Operators

    By John Goglia - Tuesday August 27, 2013
    Reading OSHA’s citation to TSA at Boston Logan is a good reminder that OSHA regulations cover a wide area of factors that could cause potential injury to employees. While much attention is often focused on preventing catastrophic injuries – such...
  • Airport Fire Safety Reminders For Storing GSE

    By John Goglia - Tuesday August 13, 2013
    Watching video of the fire that destroyed the airport terminal in Nairobi, Kenya and created chaos in East Africa’s flight schedules, reminded me of some of our own fire vulnerabilities at airports in the United States. And even though it no longer...
  • Reporting Ramp Rash Is Crucial For Composite Aircraft

    By John Goglia - Tuesday August 6, 2013
    While much of the focus on composite aircraft of late has been on the Boeing 787 and its problems with two different types of lithium batteries, a long-standing maintenance concern with composite aircraft has been with minor surface damage not...