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  • 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...
  • Now Here's A Crazy Way To Board

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 3, 2013
    We’ve written before about the vexing problem airlines face to get passengers aboard in a timely fashion. Whether it's “random," ”kids first," "PAX with carrying-on bags first," "no carry-ons allowed," or the basic “back-to-front,” the airlines...
  • A Thanksgiving For The 'Minimumly' Waged

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 26, 2013
    We’ll no doubt hear more about raising the minimum wage in the weeks and months ahead. In SeaTac, WA, a hike in the minimum wage to $15 an hour, largely to go to ground crews and food and beverage employees of Sea-Tac Airport, seems to be the winner...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • DENGE Takes Top Ramp Honors At inter airport

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 29, 2013
    DENGE Airport Equipment, Istanbul, Turkey, won this year’s most innovative ramp product at inter airport Europe for its EAV4500  or “Ambulift.” As the name implies, the vehicle is designed to transport passengers who require a high degree of...
  • Saw You In Munich

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 15, 2013
    It’s difficult to sum up in a short blog all of what we saw at last week’s inter airport Europe. For the record, the19 th  International Exhibition for Airport Equipment, Technology, Design & Services drew 11,900 attendees from 110 countries to...
  • See You In Munich

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 1, 2013
    Last Saturday at around 11 p.m. CST, I was somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean heading to Munich to attend inter airport. While I never sleep at all on these long flights, I bet both my pilots did - at the same time. In case you didn’t hear, a survey...
  • Five Things To Know About Tony Tyler’s Speech

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday September 24, 2013
    We’re close to marking the 100 th anniversary of an aviation milestone: On Jan. 1, 1914, Tony Jannus took a single passenger on the world’s first scheduled commercial airline service. It was a short 23-minute flight, but Tony Tyler, the head of the...
  • Hands-on Ground Support

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday September 17, 2013
    Over the weekend, we read about an interesting fund-raising event at Washington Dulles International Airport. Now in its 21st year, Dulles Day is an annual community festival celebrating the airport and including live music, airplane displays, tours...