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September 6, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Republic Airways eyes some of American Airlines' regional planes
    As American Airlines proceeds with its bankruptcy reorganization, Republic Airways is looking to buy some of the struggling carrier's large regional planes. Republic's chief financial officer, Timothy Dooley, says that a U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruling this week that terminates the union contract of pilots working for the parent company of American and its regional airline American Eagle could make it easier for Republic to negotiate a deal. (U.K.) (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • A4A raises airline awareness at political conventions
    Airlines for America hosted a transportation industry reception with rail and trucking groups at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday. "We need to raise awareness of airlines, not only of the great service, but of how much better things could be if we had a national airline policy," said Sean Kennedy, a senior vice president at A4A. The group also sent representatives to the Republican National Convention last week. (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boeing sticks to schedule for 777X, executive says
    Nicole Piasecki, vice president of business development and strategic integration for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, says the aircraft manufacturer is sticking to its goal to release the 777X by the end of the decade. "Our customers are really comfortable with our decision to put the most advanced engine technology onto this 777, and that means, by definition, that's really end of [the] decade," she said. (U.K.) (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • N.Y. gasoline prices fall as Delta prepares to open refinery
    As Delta Air Lines prepared to start its oil refinery in Trainer, Pa., the price of gasoline dropped in New York Harbor on Wednesday. "I think the market feels they will begin processing crude at the end of September and has a wait-and-see attitude about when they get the downstream units online and make finished products such as gasoline, jet fuel and diesel," said Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • NTSB says external aircraft cameras would help prevent collisions
    The National Transportation Safety Board this week recommended that external cameras or other anti-collision aids be installed on some large planes. Cameras could prevent collisions if the pilot is incapable of seeing the wingtips, the agency says. The NTSB is investigating three collisions in which the pilots could not see the wingtips from the cockpit. "These types of incidents are extremely rare in the context of overall operations," the A4A said. CNN (9/5), Chicago Tribune (free registration) (9/6), USA TODAY (9/6), Air Transport World (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 5 leadership lessons from the NFL's top teams
    NFL teams are billion-dollar businesses with a double bottom line, making life tough for bosses who are expected to ensure both sporting and financial success, say executives from the league's top teams. Leaders need to strike a balance between managing their athletes and giving their coaching team room to do their jobs, all while living with constant scrutiny. "We're supposed to be a private company. But in reality, we're a public company and we issue a report every week," says Baltimore Ravens President Dick Cass. The Wall Street Journal (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sr. Analyst, Product DevelopmentUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Analyst, Corporate TaxUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst Operation PerformanceUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Software EngineerCLEARNew York, NY
Sr. Analyst II, Financial Planning & AnalysisUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
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
Strategy Analyst SpecialistThe Boeing CompanySeattle, WA
Emergency Preparedness ManagerVirgin 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
Sr. Manager, Fixed Asset AccountingGlobal Aviation HoldingsPeachtree City, GA
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
Maintenance Representative II (Floater)World AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
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One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done."
--Marie Curie,
Polish-French physicist and chemist

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