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September 14, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • United's regional partners fill gaps left by Colgan Air
    United Airlines officials say the recent shutdown of Colgan Air has had little effect on travelers as other partner airlines have filled in the gaps. "We are reallocating aircraft around our system to mitigate the impact," said Mary Clark, a United spokeswoman. Colgan, which served destinations along the East Coast within about 500 miles of Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey, began winding down business after its parent company, Pinnacle Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Top European aerospace companies push Clean Sky 2
    The top aerospace companies in Europe joined together this week for Clean Sky 2, the continuation of a European technology development initiative for cleaner, quieter air travel. The Clean Sky program's continuation, announced at the ILA Berlin Air Show, will be funded by the airline industry and the European Commission. Partners include Airbus, EADS Casa, Eurocopter, Dassault Aviation, Rolls-Royce, Saab and Thales. (U.K.) (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • GE is investigating second GEnx engine failure
    General Electric is investigating the second GEnx jet engine failure in less than two months. GE has nearly finished its review of all the Boeing 787 Dreamliners equipped with the engine, working with a probe opened by the National Transportation Safety Board after an engine failed during a test run of the aircraft July 28. "GE continually monitors and analyzes the performance of the GEnx fleet in service, and we are not aware of operational issues that would affect the continued safe flight of aircraft powered by these engines," said GE spokesman Rick Kennedy. Bloomberg (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • LanzaTech seeks technology partner for jet-fuel project
    LanzaTech, a startup that converts carbon dioxide from steel mills into ethanol, is seeking a technology partnership to convert ethanol into jet fuel. The company is set to start production of ethanol in 2014 from its Shanghai plant, and it has plans to open a plant in India in 2015. "The conversion of ethanol into jet fuel is a different technology than ours. So, we will be using a conversion partner," CEO Jennifer Holmgren said. Fox Business/Dow Jones Newswires (9/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 17 countries reaffirm carbon-neutral goal for aviation
    Seventeen countries, including the U.S., affirmed a commitment to green fuel technologies at an August meeting in Washington. The goal of carbon-neutral growth by 2020 will require energy-efficient planes and better, more productive sources of biofuel for jets. Biofuels are the key to green growth and individual airlines creating partnerships with individual biofuel companies in order for biofuel production to ultimately scale up to the needs of the industry, this feature says. (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • TSA hires outside consultant to evaluate risk-detection program
    The Transportation Security Administration has hired an expert to work with the Homeland Security Department's civil-rights office to evaluate the TSA's behavior detection program. The TSA will change the program to eliminate the perception that quotas must be met. “I decided to task our civil-rights section and bring in an outside consultant to really look at the program and make sure that we do not engage in impermissible racial profiling, and that the program was bringing security value,” Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Association News 
  • Register now for the 2012 ATA e-Business Forum, October 22 to 24 in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Learn about the latest advances in information exchange for the commercial aviation industry to support engineering, maintenance, materiel and flight operations. This is the industry's premier event dedicated to information exchange standards (Spec 2000, iSpec 2200, Spec 2300, S1000D, Spec 42, etc.) and technologies in the commercial aviation industry. Topics will include, RFID on parts, e-procurement, reliability data collection, digital data security, authorized release certificates, technical data exchange, e-logbook data. Read more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 3 ways to encourage your employees to stick with you
    High unemployment is still plaguing the country, but employers still can't afford to take their workers for granted, Zaina Ghabra writes. You can encourage your employees to stick around by setting up a rewards program, promoting well-being and sending out a company newsletter, Ghabra writes. (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Senior A&P MechanicLynden Air Cargo, LLCAnchorage, AK
Sr. Analyst Operation PerformanceUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Sr. Analyst, Product DevelopmentUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Analyst, Corporate TaxUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Software EngineerCLEARNew York, NY
Sr. Analyst II, Financial Planning & AnalysisUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
IT Business Systems Analyst | Planning & SalesVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Maintenance PlannerVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager SustainabilityJetBlue Airways, IncLong Island City, NY
Vice President, Product DevelopmentConnexionsEden Prairie, MN
Planner - Line Maintenance United AirlinesChicago, IL
Sr. Accountant - LoyaltyVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Engineer / Structures / Fleet EngineerFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
BUSINESS MANAGER at LAX, BUR and ONTServisairLos Angeles, CA
Aircraft MechanicAAR Aircraft ServicesIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
General Manager Airport Services (DTW)Spirit AirlinesDetroit, MI
Senior Analyst - SchedulingUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and CommunicationsAirlines for America (A4A)Washington, DC
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirAnchorage, AK
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications Airlines for America (A4A)Washington, DC
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirHouston , TX
Manager Security TrainingJetBlue Orlando , FL
Airline Finance and Accounting PositionsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Manager, EngineeringFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
Research Analyst, OperationsFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
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