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  • Just Where Was The First Boarding Bridge Installed?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday March 26, 2013
    We heard from Joe Fuqua of Delta Air Lines and who also sits on our Editorial Advisory Board about last month’s cover story on “The History Of Ground Support Equipment.” Joe filled us in more on who was behind creating the first boarding bridge...
  • 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...