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  • Airport Fitness Resolutions

    By Agnes Huff - Wednesday January 23, 2013
    It’s the beginning of a brand new year and the pressure is mounting to successfully keep our resolutions. According to USA.gov ,  the most widely reported resolutions for 2013 include: Drink Less Alcohol Eat Healthy Food Get a Better Education...
  • Injustice For Swissport, Part II

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 22, 2013
    Several weeks ago, we wrote about how the legal deck surely seemed stacked against Swissport as it fought a corporate raid on its operations in the Ukraine. A recap: The owner of Ukraine International Airlines, which operates a joint ground handling...
  • What To Do When The Only Deicing Truck Breaks Down

    By John Goglia - Tuesday January 22, 2013
    So much attention is paid to large commercial service airports that we sometimes forget what it’s like at the hundreds of smaller airports that don’t have access to the same resources. When expensive equipment breaks down, it may not be possible to...
  • Complexity Has Growing Pains

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday January 17, 2013
    On my desk in front of me sits a model of the Dreamliner in Boeing signature colors. I smile when I gaze at it; although I can’t imagine there are smiles in the Boeing offices right now. Plagued by multiple production delays the Dreamliner final made...
  • 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...
  • Profiling the External Customer

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday January 16, 2013
    All organizations have one thing in common: they depend on customers to stay in business. There are many ways to make customers want, need, and even depend on particular products and services, but in order to create this relationship it is important to...
  • The Principle of Parsimony

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday January 16, 2013
    I admit up front that we are often unjustifiably defined by a single questionable deed rather than our hundreds of intervening positive good deeds. Such is often the case with some TSA endeavors in the past, perhaps more so by those odd deeds...
  • $6 Billion Off The Ala Carte Menu

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 15, 2013
    Go to a top-notch steak house and you know the routine. That $28 Porterhouse is exactly that. A steak on a nice white plate. Want a baked potato? How about the creamed spinach? Extra and extra. And you gladly fork it over for a complete meal. A Pavlov...
  • One More Time — Will It Never Stop?

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday January 9, 2013
    Evidently, it has already happened this year—a teenaged student pilot took up some of his teenaged friends. The crash killed all aboard. This type of thing first came to my attention many decades ago when my cousin—also a student pilot—also took...
  • Nominate Your Ground Support Leaders

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 8, 2013
    2012 is a week behind us, but take some time this week to consider a few leaders that have made a difference for you and your work. In particular, Ground Support Worldwide is looking to honor three Ground Support Leaders: Ground Support...