Publisher's columns

Settle in for More Changes

January-February
2022
We are into a new year, and the blueprint for our industry is far from boring.

Why I Love High Tide

November-December
2021
The capacity to evolve that our industry demonstrates never ceases to amaze me.

Which Team Are You On?

October
2021
In this industry, it’s hard to succeed if you’re on the bench because your political team didn’t win.

Runway & Ramp Special Edition

September
2021
A huge nomination list of compelling runway stories inspired our annual Runway & Ramp edition, which we’ve been publishing since 2010.

Getting Back on Track

July-August
2021
Those so-called experts who predicted that the post-pandemic traffic recovery would be measured in years, not months, missed the mark.

In Good Company

May-June
2021
The storied FAA Airport Improvement Program turns 40 this month.

We’ll Get There

March-April
2021
It has been a little more than a year since our industry hit a major bout of turbulence

Show Me!

January-February
2021
The COVID-19 pandemic created a plethora of options to cope with the new realities of air travel.

Let’s Not Get Ahead of Ourselves

November-December
2020
When justifying the need for their projects, airports reference pre-pandemic passenger levels.

Time to Vote

October
2020
With the general election coming November 3, now is the time to plan.

Action is the Antidote

September
2020
A lot of people have COVID fatigue. And who can blame them? It’s been a drain.

Welcome to the Flat Side of Social Media

July-August
2020
I don’t know about you, but my social media feeds have been running overtime lately.

Where Do We Go From Here?

May-June
2020
While we have never before experienced a COVID-19 pandemic, we can draw on previous disruptors to guess what happens in the future of aviation.

Picks & Pans

March
2020
Here are just a few Picks and Pans from my early 2020 travels.

Artscapes

January-February
2020
We’ve all heard the phrase, “When you’ve seen one airport, you’ve seen one airport.” The same can be said for airport art.

Making Dollars & Sense of Green Projects

November-December
2019
In our risk-averse airport industry, green projects were once viewed as politically motivated ideas championed by hippy, left-leaning activists. Now they’re being recognized as smart.

Seek Professional Help

October
2019
I recently read about an airport failing an FAA runway inspection because the glass beads in its markings had worn off and were not providing enough reflectivity.

The Right Stuff

September
2019
Coverage of airport projects is the glue that binds Airport Improvement together. Sharing these stories with the industry serves all of us well.

Change of Heart?

July-August
2019
The runway story about DeKalb-Peachtree Airport (PDK) that ran in our May/June issue was tough to publish.

It Never Hurts to Ask

May-June
2019
Often, there’s an inverse relationship between age and curiosity. Kids have a million and one questions.

Imagine That!

March-April
2019
Imaginative ideas are the basis of projects covered in this March/April issue.

Visionaries Needed

January-February
2019
These days, there seem to be more airports trying to accommodate current growth than expanding for anticipated traffic in 2030.

These Are the Best of Times

November-December
2018
A string of year-over-year passenger gains has created a new norm.

Reflections

October
2018
In late August after the AMAC Annual Conference in Seattle, my wife and I decided to explore the beautiful Northwest by visiting nearby Victoria, BC, on Vancouver Island. It’s quite impressive!

Info Coming Soon

September
2018
This was the message I saw on an airport website recently. Could you imagine if that were posted on the benefits page of your insurance company’s website, or under the “About” tab on AAAE’s site?

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