FedEx places $6.6B order for 24 Boeing cargo jets | United adds Chicago-Duluth, Minn., seasonal flight | American Airlines to start weekly Chicago-Turks and Caicos flights
June 20, 2018
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FedEx places $6.6B order for 24 Boeing cargo jets
FedEx is buying two dozen additional Boeing cargo planes: 12 767Fs and 12 777Fs. The order has a list-price value of $6.6 billion.
Air Transport World (6/19) 
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Alaska Airlines adding Sacramento, Calif.-Kona, Hawaii service
On Dec. 20, Alaska Airlines will expand its service between California and Hawaii with thrice-weekly nonstop flights between Sacramento and Kona. "This new route shows Alaska's ongoing commitment to continued growth and investment throughout the West Coast," said John Kirby of Alaska Airlines.
TravelPulse (6/19) 
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United adds Chicago-Duluth, Minn., seasonal flight
United Airlines is adding a fourth daily flight from Duluth International Airport in Minnesota to Chicago O'Hare International Airport. The new flight will operate seasonally, through the end of October.
Superior Telegram (Wis.) (6/19) 
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American Airlines to start weekly Chicago-Turks and Caicos flights
In December, American Airlines will launch weekly service between Chicago O'Hare International Airport and Providenciales, Turks and Caicos. The flights will operate on Saturdays during the winter season.
Caribbean Business (Guaynabo, Puerto Rico) (6/19) 
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Inside Aviation
Honeywell report shows airlines plan to invest in connected tech
Honeywell Aerospace's Connected Aerospace Report shows that 47% of surveyed airlines plan to spend up to $1 million per aircraft on connected technology over the next year. The report says 38% are looking to spend $1 million to $10 million per aircraft over the next five years.
Air Transport World (6/19) 
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Airlines Give Back
Southwest employees surprise boy with special model airplane
Southwest Airlines employees surprised 9-year-old Will Hamm with a Louisiana One model plane to complete his collection. Will's father, a Southwest ramp agent, had shared a photo of a model plane the boy had decorated to look like the Louisiana One.
KTHV-TV (Little Rock, Ark.) (6/19) 
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Hawaiian Airlines employees pitch in at MA'O Organic Farms
Hawaiian Airlines employees on Saturday volunteered to help restore portions of MA'O Organic Farms that were affected by recent heavy rains. Workers pulled weeds and cleared rocks in preparation for upcoming apprenticeship programs. Read more from Hawaiian Airlines' newsroom.
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Association News
Register: A4A's 2018 Nondestructive Testing Forum in Seattle, Wash.
Help create a safer world through information sharing on best-practices and products in Nondestructive Testing by attending A4A's 61st Annual A4A NDT Forum from September 17 to 20 in Seattle, Washington. The Forum draws participants from disciplines including equipment designers, technicians, regulatory authorities, OEMs, MROs and airline personnel. Explore and learn about NDT technologies through energizing discussions, presentations and networking with industry colleagues and professionals. In addition, this year the Forum plans to host presentations regarding the Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) NDT arena. For more information on registration and sponsorship opportunities, please visit: 61st Annual A4A NDT Forum.
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Career Development
How to think strategically to focus on the long run
Look at the bigger picture inside and outside your workplace, such as by keeping up with market trends and by observing how your organization's departments run, leadership consultant Valerie Grubb says. Keep your eye out for opportunities, have a long-term mindset and spend time on projects that deliver valuable results.
Society for Human Resource Management online (tiered subscription model) (6/18) 
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