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  • IATA IGOM Webinar

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 16, 2012
    We hosted an IATA IGOM Webinar last week, which attracted almost 400 people from around the world to register. Attendees heard a discussion of IGOM from Joseph Suidan, head of ground operations, IATA, and Captain Peter Laasner, senior manager of ground...
  • New Companies, New Markets, New Materials

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 9, 2012
    We’ve been traveling for the past two weeks to trade shows and continue to see how wrong the notion is that there’s nothing new in GSE. Last week, we traveled to Atlanta and saw how one company is using synthetic material used in bullet-proof...
  • Seat Belts On Order For GSE

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday October 2, 2012
    One topic of discussion we heard from every GSE manager we talked with at last week’s International Airport Expo was on seat belts. They are definitely on the way. Recall the big news earlier this year when Delta agreed to install seat belts on all...
  • Why Fight When You Can Switch?

    By Steve Smith - Monday September 24, 2012
    I'll be traveling to Las Vegas today to attend the International Airport Expo. I won't spoil the surprise, but I know there will be an interesting new vehicle on display from a company well-known for electric GSE. Thing is this won't be electric. Anyone...
  • Safety Down Under

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday September 18, 2012
    I’ve always been impressed by what I receive from the Australiasian Aviation Ground Safety Council . The group’s monthly newsletter, Safety Watch , is always packed with news on this important subject. The AAGSC’s LinkedIn Group also has great...
  • Rushed? Just Sloppy? Or Rushed And Sloppy?

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday September 11, 2012
    Temperatures were in in the high 70s under sunny skies at Newark Liberty International Airport Sunday, when a United Airlines employee driving a deicing truck hit the port-side engine of one of the airline’s 757s. Deicing in that weather? Well...
  • We’ll Be Turning 20 Soon

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday September 4, 2012
    We’re planning to celebrate the magazine’s 20 th birthday next year. To be exact, February’s edition of Ground Support Worldwide will mark the date, and we’ll certainly have plenty in that issue to highlight the occasion. However, that...
  • Some Good News

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday August 28, 2012
    U.S. airlines are not only on time, but passengers and their bags are more likely to be reunited at their final destinations. So says the latest data from the Department of Transportation. Here are two highlights: Nearly 84 percent of domestic...
  • Our Digital Side

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday August 21, 2012
    My first job came complete with a typewriter. Computer? The office did have a mainframe that only one person could command. I remember I needed to give this manager 10 business days just to get a printout -dot matrix, of course - of mailing labels...
  • A Club Of Our Own

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday August 14, 2012
    I’ve been with Ground Support Worldwide for one full year now. One aspect of this job I found different from other editorial posts I’ve held is the lack of a bona-fide trade association for the ground support industry. Most readers of B2B...