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  • Winners One And All

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 19, 2013
    This week’s “cover” story in our GSW e-newsletter recaps our three Ground Support Leaders of the Year we recognized last week at AviationPros LIVE, March 13-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We honored Tronair, Travis Blair and Bill...
  • See You Next Week In Vegas

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 5, 2013
    We’ll be holding our AviationPros Live trade show and conference at the Las Vegas Convention Center, March 13-14. Here’s all you need to know about the GSE-related events: Seminars Wednesday, March 13 11 a.m.-12 noon Electric GSE Funding...
  • Happy Birthday To Us!

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 26, 2013
    We published our first issue 20 years ago this month. To celebrate our cover story is on the history of GSE. I bet you didn’t know that we can trace the family tree back to 1705, but a member of the Goldhofer family started a forge not far from...
  • Ground Workers Strike Over Job, Pay Cuts In Spain

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 19, 2013
    We were out yesterday on account of President’s Day. But what a lousy way to spend a day off. First, sitting in a dentist’s chair at 8 a.m. with my jaws wrenched open followed later that afternoon sitting in a lawyer’s office for two hours with at...
  • Coming Attractions: Aviation PROs Live

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 5, 2013
    We're putting the finishing touches on our upcoming AviationPros LIVE show, March 13-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We are very pleased to partner with Boyd Group International for next month’s event. Michael Boyd, chairman of Boyd Group...
  • ‘Never Say Never’

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 29, 2013
    Our headline is the answer Gary Kelly, Southwest Airlines CEO gave to a question on whether his company would ever change its famous “Bags Fly Free” promise and start charging for baggage much like every other airline. The airline is a long...
  • Injustice For Swissport, Part II

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 22, 2013
    Several weeks ago, we wrote about how the legal deck surely seemed stacked against Swissport as it fought a corporate raid on its operations in the Ukraine. A recap: The owner of Ukraine International Airlines, which operates a joint ground handling...
  • $6 Billion Off The Ala Carte Menu

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 15, 2013
    Go to a top-notch steak house and you know the routine. That $28 Porterhouse is exactly that. A steak on a nice white plate. Want a baked potato? How about the creamed spinach? Extra and extra. And you gladly fork it over for a complete meal. A Pavlov...
  • Nominate Your Ground Support Leaders

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday January 8, 2013
    2012 is a week behind us, but take some time this week to consider a few leaders that have made a difference for you and your work. In particular, Ground Support Worldwide is looking to honor three Ground Support Leaders: Ground Support...
  • On-Time Ramp Performance

    By Steve Smith - Wednesday January 2, 2013
    I read an interesting story last week on how airlines are posting their highest on-time arrival rates since 2003. According to the Department of Transportation, more than 80 percent of flights at U.S. airports landed 15 minutes inside the scheduled times...