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March 20, 2013
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  Company Watch 
 
  • 5 unions sign joint statement in support of merger: Unions representing workers at American Airlines and US Airways sent a letter in support of the two carriers' proposed merger. "Together, our airlines can compete in the current market and compensate its employees fairly," five unions said in a joint statement. The Dallas Morning News (free content)/Airline Biz blog (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest ad campaign showcases domestic success
    Southwest Airlines launched an eight-week ad campaign on Tuesday that focuses on how the carrier became the largest domestic carrier in the U.S. "Southwest carries more domestic customers than any other airline and this new campaign showcases the impact we make on customers every time they step on board a Southwest flight," said Bob Jordan, chief commercial officer, in a statement. USA Today/Today In The Sky blog (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
 
  • Calio: Time to reexamine how our country treats its airline industry
    Nicholas Calio, president and CEO of Airlines for America, said the federal government receives $19 billion through taxes and fees levied on airlines and passengers. "If government officials truly believe the role of the airlines is as critical to the economy as their sequester warnings have made it out to be, they should take this opportunity to reexamine how our country treats its airline industry," he writes. National Journal (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Ryanair announces $16 billion order for Boeing 737NGs
    Ryanair announced a $16 billion order for 175 Boeing 737NGs. "Hopefully it will help refocus people's minds on the fact that Boeing continues to deliver great aircraft and is growing strongly, rather than a minor issue on the 787," said Ryanair CEO Michael O'Leary. Reuters (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • EU confirms intent to cover foreign airlines in emissions plan
    The European Commission said its emissions-trading scheme needs to include foreign airlines for it to be effective. "To avoid distortion, all aircraft operators (including those registered outside the EU) need to fully comply for flights operated within Europe in 2012," the commission wrote to EU transport ministers. Bloomberg Businessweek (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Boeing has stayed in contact with Congress over 787s
    Congress has not conducted hearings on the 787 battery problems, but Boeing has kept in contact with lawmakers on the issue. "The purpose of all of our interactions with the Hill on 787 batteries has been to inform members and their staffs and to answer their questions," said Tim Neale, a Boeing spokesman. USA Today/The Associated Press (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Harrison Ford rallies support for ATC towers
    "It’s about commercial aviation and safety, too," said Harrison Ford as he addressed members of the House General Aviation Caucus on March 19. The debate about sequestration and especially the closing of nearly 200 air-traffic control towers provided a dramatic backdrop for the long-planned meeting meant to rally support for keeping the towers open. The Washington Post (3/19), Roll Call (free content) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  Industry Trends 
  • Column: Why do airfares rise and fall?
    Columnist Josh Noel examines why prices rise and fall for airline tickets depending on the date of purchase. "[C]onventional industry wisdom says the optimal time to buy a plane ticket is three to four weeks before departure, the sweet spot between early bookers and last-minute shoppers," he writes. Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model) (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 3 ways to be more assertive
    Bosses can't get away with failing to assert themselves, writes Joel Garfinkle. It's important to acknowledge, address and overcome social anxieties and to have confidence in your ideas. "We all have times when we'd prefer to be low key. But if this is a pattern [that] is getting in the way of upward mobility, you need to take corrective action," Garfinkle writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
DispatcherSkyWest AirlinesSt. George, UT
Manager Reservations Systems & ProceduresUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Sr. Analyst I-Route PlanningUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Business Analyst, Customer Strategy US AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Shift Manager - Passenger Service,US AirwaysCharlotte, NC
Sr. Manager AV Operations - Capital Programs Port of SeattleSeattle, WA
Senior Engineer OperationsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Maintenance Planner Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Director - Loyalty MarketingHawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) AnalystRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Aircraft Services, Announcement Number: 200219 Bonneville Power AdministrationPortland, OR
General Manager, Airport Services (IAH)Spirit AirlinesHouston, TX
Technical Operation - Strategic Inventory Analysis, Manager United AirlinesChicago, IL
Manager | Pricing & Revenue Management Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager, Maintenance Planning Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Area Sales Manager - Atlanta BasedInventory Locator ServiceAtlanta, GA
Director, Supply Chain OperationsRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Assistant Dispatcher Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Supervisor, Dispatch Admin. & Analysis Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Manager-Fuel Services /Into-PlaneSERVISAIRMinneapolis, MN
International Customer Service Representative - ORDUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
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