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September 4, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • British Airways parent may buy stake in American Airlines
    IAG, the parent company of British Airways and Iberia, is considering buying a stake in American Airlines. "We have signed a nondisclosure agreement with American," an IAG spokeswoman said. "We are interested in looking at taking a possible stake in a restructured American if they welcome it and if it will bring benefit to our shareholders." Reuters (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boyd forecast predicts fewer enplanements
    Boyd Group International forecasts 3% fewer enplanements this year as compared with last year. The consulting group predicts 740 million to 745 million enplanements in the U.S. this year. "The fact is that some portions of today's air traffic is no longer cost-compensatory -- a situation that is permanent," the forecast said. Air Transport World (9/3), The Wall Street Journal (8/31) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Damaging bird strikes have dropped at airports, FAA says
    A report urges the Federal Aviation Administration to tighten control of wildlife near airports to prevent bird strikes. "It is important to note that reported damaging strikes are down despite [the fact that] total reported strikes are increasing," the FAA said in a statement. "This is attributed to the many professionally managed wildlife hazard mitigation programs in place at airports." The Washington Post (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Opinion: Senate must tell Europe it can't tax U.S. airlines in U.S. airspace
    Environmental groups say blocking U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union's emissions-trading scheme would amount to a "bailout" for the airline industry. "The bill stems from a European regulation that runs against decades of international precedent, infringing on the way that countries control their own airspace," this column says. U.S. legislation to overturn it is not a "bailout," as the environmental groups say, the column says. (9/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Column: GOP platform calls for privatized screening
    The platform adopted by the Republican Party last week calls for sweeping changes to airport security, including the privatization of security, this feature says. The platform calls "for the private sector to take over airport screening wherever feasible and look toward the development of security systems that can replace the personal violation of frisking." The Transportation Security Administration declined to comment on the platform. A Democratic lawmaker criticized it, saying there is no evidence that private screeners would improve the screening process. The Washington Post (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Column: Other service industries are considering ancillary fees
    Other service industries are testing the waters of offering optional services, taking their cue from the airline industry, which unrelentingly works to be profitable through a variety of ancillary revenues, writes columnist Phil Rosenthal. Economic times have made the move "not unique to airlines or even the travel business, where hotels may look to charge for a Wi-Fi connection that Starbucks will give you for free, or assess a resort fee on top of the cost of whatever the resort's room rate is and maybe tack on a housekeeping surcharge," Rosenthal writes. Chicago Tribune (free registration) (9/2) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Young fliers want Internet on flights -- like, now
    Seventy-five percent of fliers 18 to 24 want Internet connectivity on flights, shows a survey of adults in the U.K. Research from In-Stat shows that U.S. carriers will earn about $225 million in connection charges this year. (9/3) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Career Development 
  • 3 hiring strategies to learn from the presidential campaign
    The presidential campaign offers some valuable lessons about choosing the right person for a job, Greg Moran writes. For example, tuning out "useless chatter" and making a choice based on critical job factors is important, while listening "to every dissenting voice and ill-conceived opinion isn't," he writes. (8/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sr. Analyst, Product DevelopmentUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Analyst, Corporate TaxUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst Operation PerformanceUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Sr. Analyst II, Financial Planning & AnalysisUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Software EngineerCLEARNew York, NY
Sales RepresentativeUS AirwaysCharlotte, NC
Engineer / Structures / Fleet EngineerFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
BUSINESS MANAGER at LAX, BUR and ONTServisairLos Angeles, CA
Vice President of MaintenanceAir Wisconsin AirlinesAppleton, WI
Maintenance Programs Technical WriterVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Sr. Analyst, Revenue ManagementVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manpower Analyst – Ground Handling Menzies AviationLos Angeles, CA
Strategy Analyst SpecialistThe Boeing CompanySeattle, WA
Emergency Preparedness ManagerVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Supervisor, Line MaintenanceAlaska AirlinesSeattle, WA
Director of SalesIASAirNationwide, United States
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
General Manager Airport Services (DTW)Spirit AirlinesDetroit, MI
Senior Analyst - SchedulingUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Aircraft Mechanic - PTWorldwide Flight ServicesLihue & Kona, HI
Maintenance ControllerWorld AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
Sr. Manager, Fixed Asset AccountingGlobal Aviation HoldingsPeachtree City, GA
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Maintenance Representative II (Floater)World AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
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