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  • Malaysia Flight Exposes Hidden Air Security Flaw

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday March 12, 2014
    How do you lose a jet? While I confess to wondering that myself since the Malaysia Airlines flight disappeared, my background covering law enforcement and terrorism has trained my focus on the fact that it appears so easy—scratch that--IS so easy to...
  • Heading to the Airport Technology Conference

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday January 29, 2014
    Yesterday I sat in the airport waiting for my flight, talking on the phone, while working on my laptop, with my Kindle out to read on when I was done working – and all of my devices were plugged in, charging for the next leg of the trip. I think I...
  • Budget deal wins broad bipartisan support

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday December 18, 2013
      Have you heard? Congress struck a bipartisan budget deal last week. Though there are no broad-based tax increases, this legislation will generate millions in new revenue from American taxpayers. Those who travel on commercial airliners are some of...
  • Sustainability Tips from Airports Going Green

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday November 13, 2013
    Yesterday I headed to the Windy City to attend the Airports Going Green conference. The conference was bigger and better than ever, attracting nearly 400 people from all over the globe. In the presentations, some common themes emerged regarding airport...
  • Pick the Low-hanging Fruit of Sustainability

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday October 30, 2013
    As I close the final chapters on Airport Business’ sustainability issue, I’m reflecting on the concept of going green. I’m impressed and amazed by what airports are doing to be more sustainable; it’s a far change from when I began writing about...
  • Have You Ever Considered What Happens When Technology Fails?

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday October 9, 2013
    What happens when technology fails? Recently this question was answered in my hometown where a severe storm knocked the power out in every grocery store, restaurant, gas station and home in town. On Labor Day weekend no less, in a tourist town! What...
  • Young Leaders Who Shape Aviation’s Future

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday September 18, 2013
    As I work on the Top 40 Under 40 issue of Airport Business, I’m struck by a few things. And no, the first of which is not that I am too old to win a Top 40 Under 40 award, though sadly this is true. What strikes me is what these young leaders have in...
  • Keep Watch for the Big, Bad Wolf

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday September 11, 2013
    As everyone focuses their attention on the anniversary of 9/11 and reflects on the tragedies that unfolded that fateful day, I am reflecting on a recent conversation I had with Deputy Chief Michael  Downing, the Commanding Officer of the LAPD’s...
  • Karen Berg's Passion for Aviation

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday September 4, 2013
    We knew we had a winner when Karen Berg our new associate publisher for Airport Business magazine said to us, "No one ever forgets the first time they smell jet fuel. And the first time they fly." Berg has a passion for flight, for aviation in...
  • Let’s Get Social

    By Ronnie Garrett - Wednesday August 21, 2013
    Five years ago, I was a social media novice. Then I added a personal Facebook page, and it opened my eyes to social media’s possibilities both personally and professionally. Today when I’m not managing content for Airport Business’ Facebook...