Ground Support Worldwide

APR 2013

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April 2013 - Volume 21 Issue 3 WORLDWIDE CONTENTS Publisher Phil Saran 920.568.8338 Editor Steve Smith 920.563.1644 Associate Publisher/ Sales Missy Zingsheim 920.563.1665 Classifeds Josh Jones 920.568.8307 International Sales Manager Lutz Krampitz +49 0 203 456 82 66 fax +49 0 456 85 38 Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Turkey, Scandinavia International Sales Manager Stephanie Painter +44 1634 829386 fax +44 1634 281504 United Kingdom, France, Netherlands, Spain, Ireland, Italy List Rental Elizabeth Jackson 847.492.1350 ext. 18 Production & Circulation Art Director Rhonda Cousin Media Production Rep Carmen Seeber 920.568.8373 Circulation Manager Debbie Dumke Production Director Steve Swick Cygnus Aviation Expo Trade Show Director Amy LaTessa 847.454.2723 Published by: COVER STORY 6 Tronair: Ground Support Product Leader The JETPorter Softcapture moves aircraft without straps, without touching the oleo strut and without the operator leaving the driver's seat. Cygnus Agriculture, Technology and Transportation Group 22 Gloria Cosby – Executive Vice President Gerry Whitty – VP, Marketing Larry Greenberger – Group Publisher/ Transportation Group Cygnus Business Media John French – CEO Paul Bonaiuto – CFO Julie Nachtigal – VP, Audience Development 25 18 Eric Kammerzelt – VP, Technology Ed Wood – VP, Human Resources Curt Pordes – VP, Production Operations INTERNATIONAL/FEATURE Published and copyrighted 2013 by Cygnus Business Media, 1233 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538 USA. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording or any information storage or retrieval system, without written permission from the publisher. Cygnus Reprint Services To purchase article reprints, please contact Wright's Media at 877.652.5295 or email Subscription Policy: Subscriptions are free to qualifed businesses. Others may purchase subscriptions at these rates: US, 1-year $40, 2-years $80; Canada & Mexico, 1-year $60, 2-years $115; All other countries, via airmail, 1-year $90, 2-years $170. Single copies $10. Ground Support Worldwide (USP 015-386, ISSN 1934-2861 print, ISSN 2150-4016 online) is published ten times annually in February, March, April, May, June/July, August, September, October, November and December/January. Periodicals postage paid at Fort Atkinson, WI and additional mailing offces. Change of address or subscription information: Toll Free – 877-382-9187, Local – 847-559-7598, circ.groundsupportww@ POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to Ground Support Worldwide, Cygnus Business Media, PO Box 2357, Northbrook, IL 60065-3257. Printed in the U.S.A. Canada Post: PM40612608. Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to: Ground Support Worldwide, PO Box 25542, London, ON N6C 6B2. 10 Brazil's Airports Scramble To Modernize Most press accounts say Brazil is woefully behind schedule in airport and other infrastructure improvements as it prepares to host the World Cup next year. 22 Show Recap: AviationPros LIVE 2013 Highlights Products and people, plus live webcasting enlivened this year's show. DEPARTMENTS COLUMNS 4 In The News 25 Product Profle 14 Ramp Safety Hannay Celebrates 80 Years With Reel Pride 29 Product Hangar Safety, Security & Communications 32 Classifed Advertising 34 Editor's Note Optimized Situational Awareness Improves Ramp Work 18 Fuel Operations How Hawaii's No. 1 FBO Keeps Track Of Refueling Maintenance 20 Maintenance Matters A Preventive Maintenance Checklist For K-Loaders APRIL 2013 • 3

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