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  • Innovation in Airline/Airport Cooperation …

    By John F. Infanger - Wednesday November 2, 2011
    … is the subject of a keynote speech given this week in Marrakech, Morocco by Tony Tyler, director general and CEO of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) at the Airports Council International (ACI) World Annual General Assembly. Relates...
  • "We Are Winning the Understanding ...

    By John F. Infanger - Wednesday October 19, 2011
    ... of the airport community,” is how Jim Hopkins, VP with Landmark Aviation, characterizes the status of the one-time heated debate over lease lengths going on this summer between FBOs and airports. “We now have the opportunity to make...
  • When It Comes to Airport/Tenant Relations ...

    - Wednesday October 12, 2011
    … it is increasingly evident that many in the fixed base operator community are anxious to find a new common ground when it comes to leases and the roles FBOs and airports play. At least, that’s the message heard during discussions at the...
  • Should be an Interesting NBAA This Year ...

    - Wednesday October 5, 2011
    … as the business aviation segment heads to Las Vegas next week, one has to wonder how the industry is going to present itself. We’re still recovering from the devastation of 2008; still attempting to deflect the onslaughts from the man who...
  • The DOGS Continue to Play a Key Role in Disaster Relief ...

    - Wednesday September 28, 2011
    … as highlighted during a recent discussion at the AAAE National Airports Conference in Tucson. The two primary groups – the Southeast Airports Disaster Operations Group (SEADOG) and Western Airports Disaster Operations Group (WESTDOG) -- are...
  • Among the Highlights at the National Airports Conference in Tucson This Week ...

    - Wednesday September 21, 2011
    … were insights from FAA’s No. 2, deputy associate administrator for airports Kate Lang, and Bob Montgomery, VP of properties for Southwest Airlines. Both are quite well known on this circuit – notably for their pragmatism and...
  • While in Albuquerque Recently ...

    - Wednesday September 14, 2011
    … I dropped in on the Double Eagle II airport, a reliever for Albuquerque International Airport. I had first visited the facility some 12 years ago, when as I recall there was one building and marginal general aviation activity. The airport is named...
  • It Was a Warm August Evening Full of Blue Skies ...

    - Wednesday September 7, 2011
    … and I was pilot in command of a Cessna 172 flying out of Solberg Airport in Readington, NJ, a short flight from New York City. Flying toward the east, with the setting sun behind us reflecting off the twin towers of the World Trade Center, it...
  • Roger Dow, CEO of the U.S. Travel Association ...

    - Wednesday August 31, 2011
    … says the U.S. travel and tourism industry currently has an economic impact of some $700 million annually, which is down some ten percent since 2009. He blames the policymakers in Washington for the decrease. He says that from 2000 through 2010...
  • At 73, Charlie Priester Keeps Charging Ahead ...

    - Wednesday August 17, 2011
    Charlie Priester at his company’s new state-of-the-art control center. … hey, it’s a global market so we’re going global, says Priester. Such is the philosophy of a man who knows something about running an airport, an...