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  • Budget deal wins broad bipartisan support

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday December 18, 2013
      Have you heard? Congress struck a bipartisan budget deal last week. Though there are no broad-based tax increases, this legislation will generate millions in new revenue from American taxpayers. Those who travel on commercial airliners are some of...
  • Just How Long Was That Runway In Fast And Furious 6?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 17, 2013
    Before joining this industry two years ago, we covered the mechanical contracting business in one shape or another for many years. And we had a good deal of fun blogging about plumbing at the movies as digital publishing began adding another layer of...
  • Screeners with Guns: Candidate for Worst Idea of the Year

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday December 11, 2013
    The recent shooter event at LAX has brought out the crazies, as I predicted in this space last month.  The TSA union chief, J. David Cox, now wants screeners to be armed to protect the checkpoints.  Oh… wait ….  We already have those at every...
  • Meaningful Work and Customer Service

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday December 11, 2013
    Years ago a “management expert” told a group of manufacturing executives that newly hired employees should immediately get to work.  “If their job is to tighten 10,000 screws a day, then they should get to it, without a second to lose,” advised...
  • Hire the Right Maintenance Technician

    By Peachtree Aviation - Wednesday December 11, 2013
    Owning an aircraft is a luxury only a privileged few experience during their lifetime. If you’re lucky enough to be one of those people, you probably already know that maintaining an aircraft in airworthy condition requires the services of a reliable...
  • GSW Corner – Special All-VIDEO Christmas Edition

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 10, 2013
    I’ve made a point recently to collect any type of video I can find on the web that highlights our industry. And when I say “industry,” I’m painting with a wide brush since we also publish two other aviation-related magazines. Plus, regardless of...
  • It's Not Just Machines That Need Warming Up In Frigid Temperatures

    By John Goglia - Tuesday December 10, 2013
    In areas of the country used to brutally cold winters and the attendant ice and snow storms, this is not new. But for areas of the country that got walloped this week with record low temperatures and icing conditions, it may have come as somewhat of a...
  • Small Airplane Revitalization Act

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday December 5, 2013
    Over the past two years the FAA Part 23 Aviation Rulemaking Committee (ARC) has worked toward reorganizing the Part 23 regulatory structure. Recommendations resulting from this effort focused on increasing safety and reducing government and industry...
  • I Don’t Understand Unions

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday December 4, 2013
    Please note—this isn’t an attack on unions, it’s just an admission that I don’t understand them. Yesterday I received from Airport Business via the regular b2b email—you do get those, don’t you?—an Associated Press (AP) story by Mark...
  • Finding Your Way Around Flow Monitoring

    By Zach Varwig - Wednesday December 4, 2013
    By Zach Varwig “What’s the most stressful part of your journey?” SITA asked travelers in 2012. Nearly a third of respondents answered that the security process was the greatest cause of stress, followed by 16 percent with flight transfer, and...