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  • MEMORIAL DAY TRIBUTE: How The Halvorsen Loader Got Its Name

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday May 28, 2013
    [EDITOR'S NOTE: Not such an "oldie" - we first published this in February - but it's a "goodie" considering yesterday's date.] We put the finishing touches on our February issue last week that celebrates our 20 th year publishing the leading voice of...
  • No Soup For You!

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday May 21, 2013
    Or clean planes, for that matter. And don’t even mention unloading cargo and luggage. We posted an interesting news story yesterday about LAN Airlines suspending its flights in Argentina as the result of a contract dispute with its one-and-only ground...
  • The 800-Pound Gorilla In The Room …

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday May 14, 2013
    Last week, a group of wheelchair attendants employed by PrimeFlight Aviation Services, asked the Occupational Health & Safety Administration to inspect working conditions at Philadelphia International Airport. The complaints, filed with OSHA’s...
  • IATA Refines Its Ground Damage Database

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday May 7, 2013
    We're attending this week’s IATA Ground Handling Conference in Vancouver, and ended the first day with a 90-minute workshop on the trade group’s refinements to its Ground Damage Database. “Airlines have collected data on accidents in many...
  • The Other Side To The Swissport Ukraine Saga

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 30, 2013
    There were two press conferences recently with Swissport and Ukraine International Airlines telling their respective sides of recent court action in Ukraine that ruled in favor of UIA. Up until that time, we heard more from Swissport than we did from UIA...
  • Readers Sound Off About High Turnover

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 23, 2013
    Earlier this month, John Goglia asked a simple question in a blog after he read the news about a deicing incident in Canada: Is high turnover on the ramp causing simple errors? We posted John’s blog on several LinkedIn groups, including our own...
  • History Of Regional Passenger Bridges

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 16, 2013
    We'll turn this week's blog over to Ed Jacob who recently filled us in by email on how passenger bridges for regional aircraft came to be: “Here is my recollection of the birth of the jetbridge adaptor for regional aircraft. “Simmons Airlines, aka...
  • Final Injustice For Swissport

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 9, 2013
    Kangaroos aren’t indigenous to Ukraine, but kangaroo courts seem to be another matter. On April 7, a Ukrainian court ruled against Swissport International in a shareholder lawsuit. The verdict meant that a minority shareholder in Swissport Ukraine won...
  • More Ground Support Equipment History

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 2, 2013
    We heard from a few readers recently about our cover story in February’s issue on “The History Of Ground Support Equipment,” as well as last week’s blog on a boarding bridge installed in Atlanta, which in itself was the result of another...
  • Just Where Was The First Boarding Bridge Installed?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 26, 2013
    We heard from Joe Fuqua of Delta Air Lines and who also sits on our Editorial Advisory Board about last month’s cover story on “The History Of Ground Support Equipment.” Joe filled us in more on who was behind creating the first boarding bridge...