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  • 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...
  • Avoiding GSE Runway Incursions With GPS

    By John Goglia - Tuesday January 8, 2013
    For busy airports with not a lot of room to maneuver, runway incursions involving ground equipment happen all too frequently. While most do not cause significant injuries or damage to aircraft or the ground equipment involved, they do often result in...
  • Lockout/Tagout Safety

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday January 3, 2013
    Working around machinery, be it aircraft, maintenance equipment, or ground support equipment, comes certain risks. De-energizing systems for the accomplishment of maintenance is a key responsibility of all maintenance personnel. Without clear...
  • On-Time Ramp Performance

    By Steve Smith - Wednesday January 2, 2013
    I read an interesting story last week on how airlines are posting their highest on-time arrival rates since 2003. According to the Department of Transportation, more than 80 percent of flights at U.S. airports landed 15 minutes inside the scheduled times...
  • Boyd Group Featured At AviationPros LIVE

    By Steve Smith - Thursday December 27, 2012
    Most of us are taking time off between Christmas and Jan. 2, the official first work day of 2013. However, we’ve put many of the finishing touches on next year’s AviationPro LIVE, March 13-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We've mentioned some...
  • 109 Years of Powered Flight

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday December 20, 2012
    December 17, 1903 is celebrated by most as the date when powered flight began; the day when the Wright Brothers first successfully flew a powered airplane. Over the years and decades historians have written about the two brothers and their contribution to...
  • The Great Trip

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday December 19, 2012
    No gripes in this blog today. I just finished a five-day trip during which everything went very well indeed, thank you. It was downright enjoyable. I was on USAir and/or the line’s connection flights the entire way. Funny thing — I’m a Million...
  • Ground Support Equipment’s Birthday

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 18, 2012
    Yesterday and 109 years before, Orville Wright took off from the sand at Kill Devil Hills aboard the Wright Flyer into a freezing headwind of 27 miles per hour and flew about 35 yards. It doesn’t look like Orville checked a bag and the plane’s...
  • Help Wanted: FBO Management Certificate Courses

    By John Goglia - Tuesday December 18, 2012
    As you may know, I am president of the Independent Fixed Base Operators Association whose mission it is to assist wherever we can small to medium-sized FBOs. It's a competitive world out there and competing against some of the major players can be a daily...