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September 13, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • AMR will continue seeking contract agreements with pilots
    AMR, which received court approval Wednesday for revamped contracts with its flight attendants and mechanics, will continue to work on a new contract agreement with its pilots. "We all respect and appreciate what our pilots do every day, and hope to achieve an agreement that will fortify our competitive position and create more security and opportunity for pilots," wrote CEO Tom Horton in a companywide memo. AMR, the parent company of American Airlines, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in late 2011. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/12), Chicago Tribune/The Associated Press (free registration) (9/13), The Wall Street Journal (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • U.S. and Germany sign biofuel-development agreement
    German Transport Minister Peter Ramsauer and U.S. Ambassador to Germany Philip Murphy have signed an agreement that will lead to greater research for sustainability efforts in aviation-fuel manufacturing. The pact, designed to strengthen cooperation between the countries, focuses on researching the development of biofuels as alternative aviation fuel. (U.K.) (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • House Republicans criticize FAA for NextGen's slow start
    Republicans on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee criticized the Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday for the problems that the Next Generation Air Transportation System is facing. NextGen is behind schedule and overbudget. House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica, R-Fla., said that there was a "lack of leadership and progress at the FAA in implementing NextGen and meeting the requirements" laid out by the funding legislation. The Hill/Transportation blog (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Philadelphia airport joins PreCheck program
    As of this week, the Philadelphia airport is participating in the Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck program. PreCheck allows pre-screened travelers to pass through security checkpoints without removing their belts and shoes. "The program is part of TSA's attempt to move away from the one-size-fits-all approach to screening," said TSA spokeswoman Ann Davis. "We can comfortably give some passengers some expedited opportunities, given we know a little more about them, and they are willing to give us a little more information about themselves." (Philadelphia) (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Blog: Political conventions ignored airline issues
    Nicholas Calio, the president and CEO of Airlines for America, said the GOP and Democratic national conventions gave "short shrift" to transportation policy. "The airlines are enablers of commerce, connecting businesses and communities of all sizes and types with each other and a rapidly expanding global marketplace," he writes. "They are doing so with record safety and efficiency and despite rising fuel costs, a huge increase in its tax and regulatory burdens, and a decade of financial losses." National Journal/Transportation Experts Blog (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Blog: Ancillary-fee reports are misleading
    Blogger Jim D. says the reports on ancillary fees charged by airlines can be misleading. By comparing 2011 figures to 2000 figures, he estimates travelers spent $2.3 billion less on air travel in 2011 than eleven years earlier. "By decoupling certain services from the price of the fare, airlines have saved consumers a significant amount of money," he writes. "Today, consumers only pay for the services they want and choose, and in the end, everybody is coming out ahead." Ask The Question blog (9/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Trends 
  • In-flight connectivity providers growing with demand
    As personal electronic devices continue to grow in popularity, the demand for in-flight connectivity increases. Some airlines are looking to increase their capacity for connectivity, and providers are developing a range of technologies to provide faster speeds, greater bandwidth and even coverage on international flights. Wireless streaming to personal devices is another potential growth area, with some streaming services already in testing. (U.K.) (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Hawaii expects continued growth in air seat capacity
    The Hawaii Tourism Authority anticipates more growth in air travel to the state through the remainder of the year. Total air seat capacity for 2012 is expected to exceed 10 million seats, a 9% increase over last year. Total capacity is expected to reach 99% of the peak travel to Hawaii, which occurred in 2007. Travel Agent Central (9/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • How to train your brain to succeed
    If you use "don't" messages -- such as "don't fail" or "don't hit the ball in the water" -- your brain tends to latch on to the messages' core content, with disastrous results, S. Chris Edmonds writes. It's more effective to use positive messaging, such as "succeed" or "hit the ball onto the fairway," which leaves no room for cerebral confusion. "At least, with positively stated messages, your brain won't sabotage your efforts right out of the gate," Edmonds writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Senior A&P MechanicLynden Air Cargo, LLCAnchorage, AK
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
Manager SustainabilityJetBlue Airways, IncLong Island City, NY
Vice President, Product DevelopmentConnexionsEden Prairie, MN
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
Engineer / Structures / Fleet EngineerFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
BUSINESS MANAGER at LAX, BUR and ONTServisairLos Angeles, CA
Aircraft MechanicAAR Aircraft ServicesIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirAnchorage, AK
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirHouston , TX
Manager Security TrainingJetBlue Orlando , FL
General Manager Airport Services (DTW)Spirit AirlinesDetroit, MI
Aircraft Mechanic - PTWorldwide Flight ServicesLihue & Kona, HI
Maintenance ControllerWorld AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
Senior Analyst - SchedulingUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Airline Finance and Accounting PositionsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Manager, EngineeringFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
Research Analyst, OperationsFrontier AirlinesDenver, CO
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