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  • Download Our New Ground Service Provider App Today

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 8, 2014
    For more than two decades, we’ve been the leading publication for the aviation ground support community with an international circulation of 17,000. On the Web, AviationPros.com reaches almost 118,000 unique visitors a month and more than 1.5 million...
  • Ground Support Leader Award Winners

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday April 1, 2014
    We presented the following ground support industry leaders with our annual Ground Support Leader Awards during last week’s AviationPros LIVE in Las Vegas: Product Leader: Rampmaster for its Engine Management System. Team Leader: Tom McCartin...
  • Why We Still Can't Find A Trace Of Flight 370

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 11, 2014
    Considering the iPhone in my pocket knows where I am, it's astounding that four days after whatever happened aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, we still haven't found a trace of the plane. That's the point Jason Golson starts out from in his aviation...
  • Frickin’ Lasers (VIDEO)

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 4, 2014
    Israel’s commercial jets may soon be firing laser beams to thwart shoulder-launched missiles. The country’s Ministry of Defense and defense contractor Elbit Systems announced last week that they had successfully completed a series of trials to...
  • Last Call For Ground Support Leader Nominations

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 25, 2014
    Ground Support Worldwide  will honor three winners of its annual “Ground Support Leaders” awards, during the AviationPros LIVE’s Networking Event, 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 25, at The Sands Expo Convention Center, Las Vegas, NV. Lifetime...
  • Deicing Planes With Delta

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 11, 2014
    As far as I see it we can squarely put the blame on Canada for three items that have lately been in  the news too much: Justin Bieber. Mayor Rob Ford. The Polar Vortex. Just two days ago, I woke up on Sunday to one of those picturesque...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Happy New Year (SPECIAL VIDEO EDITION)

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 7, 2014
    While many of us returned to work last Thursday, this first full week of 2014 seems more like the official start. And thanks to the polar vortex, aviation workers are ringing in the new year by making the best of very tough circumstances. This...
  • 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...