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May 9, 2012
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  Company Watch 
 
  • United Continental aims for cost savings with fleet, CFO says
    John Rainey, the chief financial officer of United Continental Holdings, says owning a fleet of aircraft made by one manufacturer saves money. "It helps from a maintenance perspective. It helps from a scheduling perspective," Rainey said. The carrier flies aircraft from Boeing and Airbus. Reuters (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • AMR flies fewer passengers in April, trims capacity
    AMR Corp. reported a 0.2% drop in passenger traffic for April for its American Airlines and American Eagle. The company trimmed capacity by 3.2% for the month; its load factor rose 2.5% in April to 82.9%. While domestic passenger traffic fell by 2.2%, international passenger traffic increased by 1.8% for the month. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • A4A forecasts record summer international air travel. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Transport Workers Union will vote on AMR contract
    The Transport Workers Union, which represents mechanics, technicians and ground workers at AMR Corp., are slated to begin voting on a contract this week. The six-year contract offers 7.5% wage increases, but would lay off about 1,000 workers and outsource some maintenance tasks. Tulsa World (Okla.) (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA and DOT are too slow to respond on safety, special counsel says
    U.S. Special Counsel Carolyn N. Lerner has sent a letter to the White House outlining concerns about slow responses to safety lapses by the Transportation Department and the Federal Aviation Administration. "We are confident that America's flying public is safe -- thanks in part to changes that DOT and FAA have already made in response to these concerns and other whistleblower disclosures," DOT said in a statement. The Washington Post (5/8), Bloomberg Businessweek (5/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • U.S. issues security guidance to international airports, airlines
    The U.S. on Tuesday reminded some international airports and air carriers about security steps for travelers bound for the U.S., urging them to protect against threats from liquid explosives and explosives hidden inside a traveler's body. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Matt Chandler said the purpose of the guidance was "to underscore the importance of these ongoing measures to air carriers and foreign government partners." He also said that the department knew of no credible threat or plot against the U.S. The Washington Times/The Associated Press (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DHS: Scanners could detect latest underwear bomb
    A Department of Homeland Security official says scanners in place at U.S. airports are capable of detecting a sophisticated underwear bomb that authorities say was made by al-Qaida's Yemeni affiliate. However, some officials say that older metal detectors, which are still used at some airports, might not detect the device. Since 2007, the Transportation Security Administration has installed about 700 full-body scanners at 180 U.S. airports. Reuters (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Alaska Airlines is adding lighter seats to save on fuel costs
    Alaska Airlines is adding thinner seats designed by Recaro Aircraft Seating in 22 new Boeing 737-900ERs arriving next year. Alaska estimates that the lighter seats, which weigh nearly a third less than comparable seats and have won industry awards for comfort, will save the airline as much as 8,000 gallons of jet fuel per aircraft per year. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (5/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • How to attract -- not repel -- the best people
    As the economy improves and more jobs become available, small businesses will have to make sure they are able to attract the best possible applicants. Perform background checks before making a hire, but don't make unreasonable demands or rule out applicants because they're unemployed, writes Stephanie Faris. SmallBizTechnology.com (5/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director, Operations Control Center Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager Fleet AcquisitionSouthwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Manager of Pricing & Revenue ManagementAllegiantLas Vegas, NV
Network Planning AnalystAllegiantLas Vegas, NV
CUSTOMER SALES & SERVICE AGENT – WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
AIRPORT SERVICES MANAGER - WASHINGTON, DCEMIRATES AIRLINEWashington, DC
AIRPORT SERVICES OFFICER - WASHINGTON, DCEMIRATES AIRLINEWashington, DC
SUPERVISOR AIRPORT SERVICES - WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
SENIOR TICKET DESK AGENT — WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
AIRPORT SERVICES AGENT – WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
CARGO MANAGER — WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
CARGO SUPERVISOR – WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
SENIOR CARGO ASSISTANT – WASHINGTON, DC Emirates AirlineWashington, DC
Manager MRO Maintenance Horizon AirPortland, OR
Director of Flight Operations - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
Aircraft Mechanic - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
Avionics Repairman - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
Planner - Expendable Allocation & Ownership - Chicago, IL (Technical Operations)United AirlinesChicago, IL
Engineer II- Structures Alaska AirlinesSeattle, WA
Technical Records AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Maintenance Schedules & Planning AnalystWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Quality Assurance AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
DIRECTOR OF QUALITY CONTROLCAPE AIRHYANNIS, MA
AVIONICS MANAGERCAPE AIRHYANNIS, MA
Manager, Airports Division - Northwest MountainFederal Aviation AdministrationSeattle, WA
Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance PlanningNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Sr. Manager, EngineeringNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Troubleshooting EngineerNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Aircraft Powerplant EngineerNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Maintenance ControllerNorth American AirlinesPeachtree City, GA
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