Yahoo! White Hats Galore

By Julien DeSchutter The floor of the BMO Centre Hall C will be a sea of white cowboy hats on Monday, Sept. 10 as the ACI-NA/World Annual Conference and Exhibition opens with Calgary’s own White Hat Ceremony. More than 900 hats will be placed on chairs waiting to be donned by conference attendees. The hats […]

What is the World’s Energy Future?

Watch Switch on Saturday and Find Out.  By Katherine Preston How much energy does one person use in a day? A year? A lifetime?  Where does our energy come from? How do we produce it?  Are we running out of conventional energy sources? Can alternative energy sources ever meet our full energy needs?    In a […]

Many Challenges Remain One Year After the FAA Shutdown

By Debby McElroy One year ago, Congress allowed the authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to expire for two weeks, throwing a huge wrench into one of our nation’s most important resources – our air transportation system. Despite the fact that airports are locally owned and operated, our members were significantly affected by this […]

Airline Touts Culture of Care

By Christine Cusatis At Calgary-based WestJet, employees are stockholders, common sense trumps policy and Elvis impersonators promote flights to Las Vegas. In the keynote address for the 2012 Marketing and Communications Conference in Sacramento on Monday, Gregg Saretsky, CEO, WestJet, said the airline’s unique culture directly contributes to its success. “It’s a story about being […]

Heated Floor Debate on Cutting Federal Spending

By Annie Russo Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives considered H.R. 5652, the Sequester Replacement Reconciliation Act of 2012, introduced by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI).  According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the bill would yield $243 billion in deficit reductions over the next ten years and would replace of the $72 […]

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