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  • Boyd Group Featured At AviationPros LIVE

    By Steve Smith - Thursday December 27, 2012
    Most of us are taking time off between Christmas and Jan. 2, the official first work day of 2013. However, we’ve put many of the finishing touches on next year’s AviationPro LIVE, March 13-14, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We've mentioned some...
  • Ground Support Equipment’s Birthday

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 18, 2012
    Yesterday and 109 years before, Orville Wright took off from the sand at Kill Devil Hills aboard the Wright Flyer into a freezing headwind of 27 miles per hour and flew about 35 yards. It doesn’t look like Orville checked a bag and the plane’s...
  • Getting Ready For AviationPros LIVE

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 11, 2012
    AviationPros LIVE, our annual conference and trade show that brings together the readers and advertisers of  Ground Support Worldwide , and our sister publications  Airport Business  and  AMT , will be held March 13-14 at the Las Vegas Convention...
  • Taxibot Demo Day

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday December 4, 2012
    We got a first-hand look at the Taxibot towing system during a special demonstration put on for the media on the Monday before Thanksgiving at Chateauroux Airport. “Someday you can say you were a passenger of the very first jet towed by a...
  • More On TLD

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 27, 2012
    We were somewhere over the Atlantic on our way back to ORD when you read last week’s GSW e-newsletter. Since we couldn’t cover everything in one blog, here are a few more highlights of our trip to France to see TLD’s Taxibot demo: Our trip started...
  • Taxibot Demo Day

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 20, 2012
    We’re wrapping up the quickest European trip we’ve ever made. Two days of travel for two days of business that still packed in plenty of activities. Arrived at Charles DeGaulle Airport at 8:30 a.m., Sunday, and met up with Fadi Anbouba, vice...
  • Injustice For Swissport

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 13, 2012
    It’s not every day we read a GSE story of international intrigue, corporate raiders, back room deals, even immoral business practices. But yesterday, one of our Google alerts sent us to The Loadstar blog, which recounts how a 2007 deal between...
  • How’s LGA Doing?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday November 6, 2012
    We spent a solid 12 hours either inside our hotel room updating this e-newsletter or inside the Orlando Convention Center last week the day after Hurricane Sandy hit, in particular the NYC area. When we finally headed to dinner, we were prepared for the...
  • Southwest Labor Troubles

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 30, 2012
    A couple of weeks ago Southwest Airlines named Randy Babbitt to a newly created position as its vice president of labor relations. The former FAA administrator certainly knows the airline business. In addition to his work at the FAA, Babbitt was a pilot...
  • Push Backs Without the Pushback? (VIDEO)

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 23, 2012
    We’ve been following a number of ventures that promise to do a push back without the pushback. Although equipment makers, ranging from a joint venture between Honeywell and Safran and another one that joins L-3 and Crane as well as a stand-alone by...