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September 12, 2012
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  Inside Aviation 
  • House passes measure to end additional screening on some flights
    The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a measure that would end additional baggage checks on flights from 14 foreign airports. The Transportation Security Administration has said the 14 airports have security levels that meet or exceed U.S. standards. Previously, travelers had to have their bags rescreened when they entered the U.S. from one of the airports. The bill's sponsor, Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Ill., said, "This double security does not equal double safety," he said. "It equals missed flights, more hassles and wastes taxpayer dollars." ABC News/The Associated Press (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • GE completes ultrasound checks of Boeing 787 engine
    General Electric has completed ultrasound checks of four Boeing 787s, which are powered by a GE engine that failed during ground taxi tests. "The voluntary inspection to the -1B and the -2B fleets provide GE Aviation with additional engineering data to use in the investigation with the NTSB, Boeing and IHI to determine the cause of the fan shaft fracture," GE says. GE forwarded the analysis to the National Transportation Safety Board for review. (U.K.) (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • European officials may recommend halting EU ETS
    Representatives from Airbus met with government officials from France, Germany, Spain and the U.K. at the Berlin Air Show on Tuesday. Airbus urged the officials to seek alternatives to the European Union's emissions-trading scheme to avoid the potential for a trade war. "Airbus today has left us in no doubt that the threat of retaliatory action is a clear and present danger to their order list," said Michael Fallon, the business minister for the U.K. German economy official Peter Hintze said, "This conflict could become serious and Airbus could suffer deeply." The Washington Post/The Associated Press (9/11), Reuters (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • TSA turns to technology as it runs out of checkpoint space
    The Transportation Security Administration is looking into technology that will make the passenger screening process at airports more efficient, in part because it is running out of security space, says Domenic Bianchini, who runs the agency's screening program. "We just can't keep expanding the checkpoint lanes," he said. "There just isn't the space available at airports. ...We understand that real estate is limited." Bianchini says the TSA is looking into technology that will make screening easier for travelers. Air Transport World (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Government auditors to review FAA safety program
    U.S. government auditors plan to examine a program that allows airlines to self-report safety issues to the Federal Aviation Administration. Critics say the program, established in 2006, allowed inspectors and airlines to get too close in 2008. Congress has requested another review of the program. CNN (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Technology may speed up security checkpoints, observers say
    Advances in technology may make going through security checkpoints significantly faster in coming years. A group that represents airlines supports a process that would allow travelers to get their boarding passes using fingerprints or retinal scans. The travelers would then pass through a checkpoint non-stop. In the meantime, the Transportation Security Administration uses high-tech body scanners, luggage X-ray machines and the PreCheck program to screen travelers. CNN (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Weak mobile, Wi-Fi services at airports continue to frustrate fliers
    Many airports are still offering inadequate mobile and Wi-Fi services despite their growing importance to today's traveler, Amy Gahran writes. Passengers face enough frustrations with Wi-Fi fees at airports, but they also have to contend with unreliable network coverage and airport websites not optimized for mobile devices, she says. "Worse, some airports insist on placing a 'frame' around your Web browser window with airport-related ads, limiting valuable screen real estate," Gahran writes. CNN (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Analysis: Older workers joining the job hunt as young workers give up
    Since the start of the recession, labor-force participation for people 65 and older has hit a 30-year high, while young people have been dropping out of the labor force faster than any other demographic, statistics show. However, older people trying to find jobs are more likely to be unemployed for extended periods of time, possibly because of a perceived lack of technological skills, Suzy Khimm writes. The Washington Post/Wonkblog (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
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
Managing Director, Airline Industry Public Relations and CommunicationsAirlines for America (A4A)Washington, DC
Managing Director, Government and Regulatory Communications Airlines for America (A4A)Washington, DC
Planner - Line Maintenance United AirlinesChicago, IL
Sr. Accountant - LoyaltyVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Aircraft MechanicAAR Aircraft ServicesIndianapolis, IN
Engineer / Structures / Fleet EngineerFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
BUSINESS MANAGER at LAX, BUR and ONTServisairLos Angeles, CA
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirAnchorage, AK
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirHouston , TX
Manager Security TrainingJetBlue Orlando , FL
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
Airline Finance and Accounting PositionsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, 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
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Manager, EngineeringFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
Research Analyst, OperationsFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
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--Thomas Edison,
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