A New Year,
New Innovations LISA HADDICAN
he past year emerged a notorious reminder of just new practices could lend great benefit to the industry in
T how quickly circumstances can change. Leading
off a prosperous 2007, the first few months of
the long term.
Heading into 2009, as I take on the position of
2008 looked equally promising for aviation. Then the fuel managing editor of Ground Support Worldwide, the
crisis hit — along with staggering losses for many airlines. publication will continue to stay ahead of the changes,
Having crawled from the pricey depths of the oil barrel, much bringing the latest trends and technology to the forefront
of the aviation business has now found itself hindered by in an effort to facilitate the best practices of the industry.
a faltering economy leading into 2009. In the face of such As the voice of the ground support community, we
economic struggles, there has remained apprehension as to depend upon our readers to keep us informed of industry
what the new year holds for the ground support industry. happenings. How has your business been affected by the
Again, it’s important to remember just how quickly current economic climate? What practices or technology is
things can change. There is no question that the industry it employing as a result? I gladly welcome input from readers
is facing many hurdles in the next year, but adversity has regarding the state of the industry and how it is affecting
always been a major spur of innovation. The ground support daily operations.
industry has remained steadfast in its search for more
cost-efficient and environmentally friendly operations. With AMPLE OPPORTUNITY AT AVIATION INDUSTRY EXPO
the green movement having gained ground in the recent The next Aviation Industry Expo is fast approaching.
past, we are on the cusp of a new era in technology as we The show will be an opportunity for companies to gather and
continue rolling out new products and proccesses. These showcase the latest innovations for ground support. The
informational sessions will also present an opportunity for
dialogue on the pressing issues. I am looking forward to the
show as a cha