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  • Additive Manufacturing: A Giant Leap for the Aviation Industry?

    By Zilvinas Sadauskas - Wednesday January 29, 2014
    Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D-printing, has captured the aviation industry's imagination, but even as the first parts make their way to the actual aircraft, the technological possibilities are only just beginning to be realized. As...
  • Heading to the Airport Technology Conference

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday January 29, 2014
    Yesterday I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, talking on the phone, while working on my laptop, with my Kindle out to read on when I was done working – and all of my devices were plugged in, charging for the next leg of the trip. I think I...
  • Sheremetyevo Airport: Ready for the Olympic Rush?

    By Agnes Huff - Wednesday January 29, 2014
    The last time I flew into Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport was about 10 years ago and I must admit that the experience was underwhelming. Compared to award-winning world class airports like London’s Heathrow and Singapore’s Changi, it was clear that...
  • Boeing 737 Flips Over Utility Truck With Wing Tip

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 28, 2014
    There’s a good discussion going on at the Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council’s LinkedIn group site. Ian Bell has posted a video that shows that there’s no such thing as a “little” accident in this industry as a B-737 clips a...
  • Write Down Winter Problems For Future Analysis And Resolution

    By John Goglia - Tuesday January 28, 2014
    It’s not always possible or cost-effective to problem-solve in the midst of the problem. Take winter operations, for example. The cold may be affecting a number of different areas of the ramp operation – the equipment that may balk at starting, the...
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technology Turns 25 This Year

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday January 23, 2014
    This year AMT  celebrates its 25 th anniversary, consistently providing articles directed toward aircraft maintenance in all segments of the industry. Many of the same authors and companies from that first issue are still with us today. And many of the...
  • How Can Chinese Social Media Elevate Airports?

    By Matthew McDougall - Wednesday January 22, 2014
    Airports around the world are currently engaging in all forms of social media marketing, from prompting passengers to upload photos from the airport to Facebook to blogging about the many features and amenities that each terminal has to offer. Many...
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday January 22, 2014
    Star Trek had it right the whole time. Remember the way those spaceships shot down enemy aircraft with ray guns? ZAP! ZAP! Some predicted that fiction would become reality and that we really would use laser beams to shoot down enemy aircraft in the...
  • Getting The Word Out On A GSE Committee

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 21, 2014
    We received an email yesterday from D. Scott Barninger, director of GSE for Piedmont Airlines/US Airways Express to tells us about the SAE AGE-2C Ground Equipment technical committee. “At a recent meeting, we had some discussion about the possibility...
  • Industry Standard Practices of the Aircraft Management Business

    By Peachtree Aviation - Thursday January 16, 2014
    So, you want to find the latest addition to your family a good home, but where do you begin? Finding the right aircraft management company for your new plane can be daunting. But fear not; the industry has standards that should guide you in your decision...