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  • Son of Blackbird?

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    Son of Blackbird? I couldn’t believe my eyes, but there it was, in big print on the cover of Aviation Week & Space Technology (AW&ST)— Son of Blackbird ! We all remember the Blackbird, otherwise called the SR-71, by far the world’s...
  • The TSA Tap Dance Through the Exit Lane

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    Two issues rose to the top of every airport’s agenda recently: active shooters and exit lanes.  The limited space available in this column can’t do justice to either subject, so let’s just hit the highlights: First, the exit lanes:  There is...
  • Organizational Resource Management

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    Does the term Organizational Resource Management ( ORM ) sound familiar?  If so, it is probably because of an awareness of Crew Resource Management (CRM) or Maintenance Resource Management ( MRM ), the well accepted approach to understanding and...
  • 70 Years Strong

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    I recently attended ADMA’s 2013 Annual Conference, a gathering of some 50 general aviation distributors and manufacturing companies. Represented were manufacturers of both OEM and PMA parts, and part distributors both large and small. This year ADMA...
  • GSE Ingenuity

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 12, 2013
    Today’s blog comes by way of the Australasian Aviation Ground Safety Council’s always helpful monthly Safety Watch newsletter. Member Toni Jenkins, team manager for Air New Zealand’s back-of-the-house team at Auckland Airport, reported on...
  • Getting The Jetway To The Gate On Time

    By John Goglia - Tuesday November 12, 2013
    I know I’ve written about this subject before. But if it’s a regular annoyance for me, I’m sure it is even more so for travelers with tight connections. I usually know enough not to plan for tight connections because in these days of sky-high...
  • GSE Leads The Way At inter airport Europe

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 5, 2013
    Here are two show facts I didn't  realize until after coming back from last month's inter airport Europe: This year's show featured more GSE than past shows : The show had been holding steady at attracting an overall total of 600 exhibitors...
  • Lessons From The Geese

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday October 30, 2013
    Living in the upper Midwest this time of year heads often turn skyward to watch flocks of geese headed south for the winter. Recently I had the opportunity to attend the 2013 Cirrus Aircraft Partner Symposium where Cirrus maintenance and service...
  • Pick the Low-hanging Fruit of Sustainability

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday October 30, 2013
    As I close the final chapters on Airport Business’ sustainability issue, I’m reflecting on the concept of going green. I’m impressed and amazed by what airports are doing to be more sustainable; it’s a far change from when I began writing about...
  • Organizational Resource Management As It Relates to Culture & Values and Strategy & Goals: Part II

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday October 30, 2013
    The last two week’s articles have defined and discussed Organization Resource Management ( ORM ). Like CRM, ORM focuses on the cognitive and interpersonal skills rather than technical skills and knowledge.  It encompasses a wide range of human...