Saving Private Luggage

John Croft Jan 01, 2004
On any given day, the specials at Bryan Owens' Unclaimed Baggage retail store in Scottsboro, Ala., include deals like a $75 Sharper Image pillow for four bucks, a brand-new Trivial Pursuit 20th anniversary edition board game for $15 and a Schwinn double jogging stroller in excellent condition for just $40.
Airports & Routes

Opting In to Opt-Out

Adele C. Schwartz Jan 01, 2004
The five US airports currently in the pilot program to test passenger screening by private companies will be joined by others as the US Transportation Security Administration expands its opt-out trials, TSA Branch Chief Kent Olson assured participants at the Airports Council International-North America's annual conference here.
Airports & Routes

The MRO Solution

Robert W. Moorman Jan 01, 2004
Enterprise resource planning systems and related software are becoming mandatory components of the maintenance, repair and overhaul supply chain at many airlines. Once the sole province of finance, human resources and management, these single-point and complex IT solutions are being acquired by carriers to cut costs and streamline MRO as well as to replace outdated and expensive-to-maintain legacy systems.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

A Fresh Breeze On The Pampas

Edvaldo Pereira Lima Jan 01, 2004
If you ask Southern Winds President Juan Maggio to describe the business model of the airline he launched in 1996, he will say that it bears a similarity to a somewhat younger and better known carrier, JetBlue, in terms of its approach to operating costs and fares.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

ASIG Gains Ground

Kathryn M. Young Jan 01, 2004
Aircraft Service International Group is moving in a number of directions, including a strategic purchase, designed to allow it to grow and diversify in an industry that is highly competitive. "We've always got our eye on strategically growing our business. There are opportunities in Europe and Asia and we have an outstanding network to grow here in the US," VP-Marketing and Business Development Dan Sellas tells AE&T.
Airports & Routes

DangerZone

Geoffrey Thomas Dec 01, 2003
It is said that the world's most dangerous work environment is the flight deck of a US aircraft carrier, but with an average of 0.10 deaths per 1,000 commercial aircraft departures, perhaps the airport ramp is next in line to take that dubious title. In fact, injuries caused by airport ground accidents tripled between 1996 and 2001 and cost the industry an estimated $5 billion, contributing to air transportation's having the highest loss of work days in the industrialized world.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Soup To Nuts

Robert W. Moorman May 01, 2003
Taking a page from Boeing's full-service playbook, Montreal-based CAE Inc. has gone full throttle into the flight training business by acquiring like companies and forming partnerships with OEMs and airlines in an attempt to create a more balanced, financially stable training services company.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

FlightSafety Boeing = Alteon

J.A. Donoghue Mar 01, 2003
While most of the aviation world was strapping down the lid of the cash chest as tightly as possible, Boeing decided last year that it so believed in the future of flight training that it spent hundreds of millions of dollars to ensure its position in the market. Locking in its control of FlightSafety Boeing Training International, Boeing bought out its partner last year and just last month announced that the company's name will be changed to Alteon later this year.
Safety, Ops & Regulation