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December 2017/January 2018 airportbusiness 5 INSIDE THE FENCE PUBLISHER: Missy Zingsheim 920-563-1665 EDITOR-IN-CHIEF: Joe Petrie 920-563-8370 SENIOR EDITOR: Benét Wilson 443-838-7033 SALES National Accounts Manager: Michelle Kohn 800-547-7377 x3344 National Accounts Manager / East Coast: Greg Szatko 262-473-9238 PRODUC TION Art Director: Rhonda Cousin Production Manager: Carmen Seeber CIRCUL ATION Audience Development Manager: Debbie Dumke SOUTHCOMM BUSINESS MEDIA CFO: Bob Mahoney COO: Blair Johnson VP, Production Operations: Curt Pordes VP, Technology: Eric Kammerzelt Executive Vice President: Gloria Cosby VP Marketing: Gerry Whitty Director of Digital Business Development: Lester Craft List Rentals: Elizabeth Jackson email: phone: 847-492-1350 ext. 18 • fax: 847-492-0085 Subscription Customer Service 877-382-9187; 847-559-7598 PO Box 3257 • Northbrook IL 60065-3257 Article reprints • Brett Petillo Wright's Media 877-652-5295, ext. 118 Airport Business (USPS 001-614), (ISSN 1072-1797 print; ISSN 2150- 4539 online) is published 8 times per year in Feb/Mar, April, May, Jun/Jul, Aug/Sep, October, November and Dec/Jan by SouthComm Business Media, LLC. 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PO Box 803 • 1233 Janesville Ave Fort Atkinson WI 53538 920-563-6388 • 800-547-7377 VOL. 32, NO. 2 Joe Petrie Editor-in-Chief A nyone who knows me knows I love stats. Just ask one of our Airport Business team members. I promise you each of them can cite a time or two they glazed over as I frenzied- ly broke down readership demographics and explained how an operations manager in their 50s engages with a specific article and length and the format of which it's presented and time of day they read it compared to a consultant in their 30s. Or if you want to get really wild, let's talk about news topic preference for airport managers at a general aviation airport in Texas versus an FBO owner in the middle Atlantic and how they flow to secondary content compared to overall readership. Did I lose you yet? Congrats, you're one of the 78 percent who read this column this far. And you most likely live near Boston, Washington, Chicago or Los Angeles. Or Mexico City. Or Oslo (apparently I'm huge in Oslo). Thanks for still reading. Why do I love these stats and trends? Sure, it helps us build a better product (We have the highest recorded reader per article average in at least 10 years) and find ways to engage the industry (more than 300,000 pageviews came to our website via our daily newsletter in 2017, also a record), but most importantly, it tells us what you're doing and want to do. And looking at the stats for this year, it appears 2018 could be transformational for avi- ation. Why? Some of our top read stories for this year were: • How to use drones at airports • How to implement new fuels • How to use digital technology for smart airports • How to use technology for airport parking Our mission is to educate the industry and give you the information you need to build a bet- ter airport. Trends like these show the industry is hungry for education on topics that were just concepts five years ago. The industry is ready to take the next leaps forward in transforming their facilities; and the next leaps are some pretty big ones. Drones are here and being implemented. Technology is making airports easier to navigate. Wearable technology allows leaders to better manage staff. And autonomous vehicles — both airside and landside — are just about here. And the impace will be massive. We're in an election year, so politically it's going to get brutal. But what I know is the indus- try will change this coming year thanks to some incredible new technology. Now have at it. And thanks Oslo read- ers. I know you're still reading this along with our Tallahassee readers. Have a great 2018! Synchronicity 2018 ONLINE EXCLUSIVES f Nearly 100 U.S. Airports Have Banned the Use of Glue Traps for Some Very Compelling Reasons Glue traps have been a reliable tool for airports to control pests for many years. However, there are reasons to consider dropping the devices because they're not cost effective and can create hazardous conditions for employee. f Hainan Builds Success in North America Hainan Airlines continues to expand its footprint in North America as more Chinese visitors look to come abroad. Liang Pubin, managing director of Hainan Airlines North America recently talked with Airport Business about the airline's plan for growth. IATA @IATA Given the conƟnuing growth in passenger demand & cargo forecasts & the comparaƟvely conservaƟve airport development projects, there could be another 100 #airports declared FULL in 10 years! #IATAMediaDay hƩp:// NaƟonal Precast Concrete AssociaƟon @NaƟonalPrecast NPCA supports S. 1655, creaƟng 2.1 million jobs, many in the manufacturing and #infrastructure sector! #airports #invesƟnairports

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