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  • "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...
  • In the Latest Understatement To Come from Capitol Hill ...

    - Wednesday August 10, 2011
    … Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator John Rockefeller (D-WV), and four other Democrats plead in a letter to U.S. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) for him to appoint conferees to find a long-term solution to FAA/system funding, pointing out that...