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September 18, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Delta will reduce fleet size while maintaining capacity
    Delta Air Lines will reduce its fleet size by 15% but maintain its capacity, says Gary Chase, the carrier's senior vice president of financial planning, analysis and investor relations. The airline plans to cut at least 200 regional jets by 2015, which is expected to reduce costs, increase revenue and provide a better customer experience. Air Transport World (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • American Airlines will cut capacity through October
    American Airlines has cut its U.S. capacity through October amid pilot retirements and flight cancellations. The cancellations amount to a reduction of as much as 2%. The move comes less than a week after the carrier began applying cost-reduction measures to its pilots, who do not have a labor agreement with the airline. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Budget airlines are growing in a sluggish industry
    Several airline executives spoke at Boyd Group International Aviation Forecast Summit on Monday to say that their low-cost airlines are growing during a sluggish economy. Executives from Spirit Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Southwest Airlines spoke of the growth their airlines are experiencing. Consolidation was also a common topic at the summit, with leaders supporting the measures as being good for the industry. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (9/18), Air Transport World (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Blog: NextGen needs greater buy-in from political leaders
    The Next Generation Air Transportation System needs to receive greater support from lawmakers making tough decisions about the budget, Jack Olcott writes. NextGen is considered the air traffic control system of the future, and the long-term U.S. role in the global economy may be dependent on NextGen's success, a point that is argued in this call to action. Forbes/Business Aviation blog (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • U.S. aviation industry urges Obama to intervene in EU carbon plan
    Airlines for America and other U.S. aviation groups joined together to urge President Barack Obama on Monday to file a United Nations action to stop the European Union's carbon emissions plan. "An Article 84 action will prompt, rather than impede, agreement and implementation of a global framework for addressing aviation greenhouse gas emissions," the group, which included Airlines for America, wrote in the letter to the president. The request comes in advance of a U.N. meeting of the International Civil Aviation Organization. In filing the action, the president would be requesting the dispute be settled by the ICAO's governing council. Reuters (9/18), The Hill/Transportation blog (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Coalition of aviation stakeholders encourages the president to challenge the EU ETS. Read more.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • JetBlue plans to roll out speedy in-flight Wi-Fi
    Starting in the first quarter of next year, passengers aboard JetBlue flights will be able to access Wi-Fi service fast enough to stream movies and TV shows. According to an internal company e-mail, the low-cost carrier plans to partner with ViaSat to offer fast Wi-Fi that it says will give it a competitive advantage over its rivals. The e-mail says the service will be free during an initial trial period. CNET (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 4 ways to lead meetings that accomplish something
    Everyone has been to their share of unproductive meetings, but leaders can make sure something is actually accomplished during these gatherings. It's a good idea to run short, focused meetings and to make sure everyone stays on topic, according to Dominique Schurman of Papyrus. If someone wants to talk about something that isn't within the scope of the meeting, leaders should agree to talk about it at a later time. CBS MoneyWatch (9/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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