• Raising Ramp Pay Is Not Just About Helping Workers

    By John Goglia - Tuesday February 25, 2014
    I applaud the recent actions of the New York Port Authority (note: I said New York) to demand that airlines raise the wages of their contract workers at JFK and LGA making less than $9 an hour by $1 with an eventual pay raise to $10.10 an hour by 2015...
  • GAMA Reports on “State of the Industry”

    By Ronald Donner - Wednesday February 19, 2014
    The General Aviation Manufacturers Association’s (GAMA) annual “State of the Industry” event was held February 19, 2014 in Washington, DC. I attended via webcast. GAMA Chairman Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, along with GAMA...
  • Alignment

    By ServiceElements, Christine Hill - Wednesday February 19, 2014
    Alignment (or one-pageness) is the factor that drives emotional involvement and personal investment in the success of the organization. Alignment can only occur when the Mission, Vision and Values are aligned up, down and across the organization, and...
  • Visiting An Aircraft Manufacturer

    By Ralph Hood - Wednesday February 19, 2014
    Today I did something all aviators should do every now and then. I visited a Tennessee garage in which four retired men—Charles McNabb, Brinson Fender, Allen Green and Larry Norris—are busily building, with a little bit of help from their friends, a...
  • Safety Reminders to Keep in Mind When Hiring a Private Charter Company

    By Peachtree Aviation - Wednesday February 12, 2014
    Thinking of moving on up and ready to hire a private charter plane for the grand vacation of your life? That’s wonderful! Before you sign on the dotted line however, do keep these safety tips in mind as you decide which private jet charter to use...
  • That Rude TSO Took My Loaded Weapon

    By Art Kosatka - Wednesday February 12, 2014
    When one sees stories that talk about Congress and TSA in the same sentence, you can usually be pretty sure what’s coming next.  This time, you’d only be half right.  Yes, a U.S. Congressman is seeking more legislative controls on how screeners do...
  • The Elements of Collective Ambition

    - Wednesday February 12, 2014
    Some companies come through hard times stronger than ever. How do they do it? They do not focus only on one goal (for example: profits or engagement). Instead, they form a shared sense of purpose. As referenced in last week’s article, a recent three...
  • Deicing Planes With Delta

    By Steve Smith - Tuesday February 11, 2014
    As far as I see it we can squarely put the blame on Canada for three items that have lately been in  the news too much: Justin Bieber. Mayor Rob Ford. The Polar Vortex. Just two days ago, I woke up on Sunday to one of those picturesque...
  • Even As A Joke, Biden Comment On LGA Inappropriate

    By John Goglia - Tuesday February 11, 2014
    As many of you have probably read, Vice President Biden commented that if he blindfolded someone and took him to LaGuardia Airport, he would think he was “in some third world country.” Well, we all know that LaGuardia, like many of our nation’s...
  • 2014 Aerospace Maintenance Competition

    By Ronald Donner - Thursday February 6, 2014
    In 47 days the 2014 Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) will kick off at AviationPros LIVE in Las Vegas. This two-day friendly competition brings together teams of certificated Aircraft Maintenance Technicians, Aircraft Maintenance Engineers and...