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  • Schedulers & Dispatchers

    - Thursday January 26, 2006
    Initial estimates put the attendance at this year's Schedulers & Dispatchers Conference, hosted by the National Business Aviation Association, at just over 2,000. It seems like at least twice that many. It's been said before and should be stated again...
  • Looking at the Future Airline Industry

    - Thursday January 19, 2006
    The airline business, to say the least, is a study in contrasts. Recent reports from Boeing and Airbus would have an observer think, considering the record aircraft orders being placed, that the airline business is booming. Add FAA's projections for...
  • Wireless Debate Brewing; Observations on TSA

    - Wednesday January 11, 2006
    Wireless, the salvation for many travelers married to their laptops, has to date been pretty much a customer service versus revenue opportunity issue, or both. Officials at Boston Logan say it's a safety and security issue as well. Continental Airlines...
  • On Independence Air; EPA

    - Tuesday January 3, 2006
    As of this Thursday, January, 5, Independence Air, based at Dulles International Airport outside Washington, will cease operations. Its parent, FLYi Inc., cites the inability to garner new outside investors as the reason. It's been an uphill struggle from...
  • Email Lists

    - Saturday December 31, 2005
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  • TEB Versus AOPA

    - Wednesday December 21, 2005
    The Aircraft Owners & Pilots Association, one of the stronger aviation lobbying groups if for no other reasons than its numbers and grass roots orientation, is up in arms about user fee increases that go into effect January 1 at Teterboro (NJ) Airport...
  • Southwest and Midway ... a time to pause

    - Tuesday December 13, 2005
    The recent tragedy at Chicago's Midway International Airport when a Southwest airliner stopped beyond the fence and landed in a nearby street intersection, killing a young boy in a vehicle, is a cause for reflection. In the general media, its an...
  • Thoughts on Security and Open Skies

    - Tuesday December 6, 2005
    Thoughts on a few recent items in the news Item 1: Giovanni Bisignani, director general of the International Air Transport Association, calls on airports worldwide to discard inefficient business practices and to stop considering airlines as their cash...
  • A Day in the Life...

    - Wednesday November 30, 2005
    Thoughts on the O'Hare expansion... Went by way of Chicago O'Hare International for the Turkey Day festivities flew a United RJ from Austin to Chicago direct, seated for some two and a half hours in seat 16D. It's a small window, but a window (if the...
  • Farewell, Woodie

    - Tuesday November 22, 2005
    I first met Woodie Woodward at the AAAE Convention in Baltimore in 2000, sitting with her and Kate Lang for an interview for AIRPORT BUSINESS. It wasn't until some two years later that I learned, from a moderator introducing her at one of her many...