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September 10, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • AMR's future may be set by the end of the year
    AMR bankruptcy committee anticipates making a decision regarding the future of American Airlines by the end of the calendar year, according to a note in a document filed in court Friday. In the filing, the committee supported new labor agreements the airline has made with its flight attendants and mechanics. A tentative hearing date has been set for Oct. 23. Separately AMR CEO Tom Horton thanked staff for their work. "While the changes are necessary to our ability to operate a lean, responsive and customer-focused company, the pace and depth of those changes asked a lot of us all." Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (9/8), The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)/The Associated Press (9/7), (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • American's Latin America routes may be most valuable for US Airways
    As speculation over an American Airlines merger with US Airways continues, American's routes to Latin America are receiving greater attention. These routes, dominated by American, could become an area of strength for US Airways if the merger occurs. Growth in the Latin American markets is expected to increase in the coming years, making this region a key component of the potential merger, this feature says. Seeking Alpha (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Flight attendants approve tentative contract with American Eagle
    Flight attendants for American Eagle have voted to approve a tentative agreement with the carrier. "We understand this was not an easy decision, but it was an important one in helping to increase productivity and achieve our targeted cost savings, while addressing many of the union's interests," said a spokesman for American Eagle, Bruce Hicks. AMR, the parent company of American Eagle, filed for bankruptcy in November. American City Business Journals/Dallas (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Airbus to test fuel cell for A320
    Airbus is developing a new fuel cell to replace the auxiliary power unit on its A320. The fuel cell, which will function much like a battery, could reduce the aircraft's total fuel usage by 15%. Testing is expected to begin in 2015. (9/7) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Jatropha oil could be a good source of jet fuel
    Jatropha oil, derived from the jatropha curcas shrub, has the potential to become a viable source of jet fuel. More research is needed, but early trials have been encouraging, this feature says. Significant work would also be necessary to commercialize the crop. Borneo Post (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  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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  Industry Trends 
  • More ancillary airline services will emerge, expert says
    The future of the airline industry will see new paid services that enhance the passenger experience, IdeaWorks CEO Jay Sorensen says. "There is always that passenger who will happily spend more money to be treated differently," Sorensen said. "Hassle-free check-in," early boarding and meal upgrades are just some of the services that could see widespread use on carriers. The Seattle Times (9/10), The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (9/10) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • More than one-third of travelers use tablets, survey says
    An online survey by FlightView has found that 37% of travelers use tablets, compared to 38% of travelers who use laptops. "The explosion of new devices has fueled a fundamental change in the way people travel," FlightView said. For frequent travelers, the percentage using tablets was even higher, at almost 43%. USA TODAY (9/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
  Career Development 
  • A step-by-step guide for learning from failure
    You must be willing to admit when a failure has occurred so you can learn from the experience, Minda Zetlin writes. Then you should figure out what went wrong and use your new knowledge to make better decisions in the future. Inc. online (free registration) (9/5) 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
Manager, EngineeringFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
Research Analyst, OperationsFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
Planner - Line Maintenance United AirlinesChicago, IL
Sr. Accountant - LoyaltyVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Aircraft MechanicAAR Aircraft ServicesIndianapolis, IN
Airline Finance and Accounting PositionsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirAnchorage, AK
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirHouston , TX
Manager Security TrainingJetBlue Orlando , FL
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
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
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
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