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March 18, 2013
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  Company Watch 
  • Delta starts corporate traveler recognition program
    Delta Air Lines started a pilot "check-in recognition program" last month for 31 corporate clients. The program includes companies such as IBM and GE, whose travelers see a tailored message when they check in at a kiosk, at delta.com or through Delta's iPad application. Delta is expected to announce additional benefits this year. BusinessTravelNews.com/The Beat (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boeing tightens standard for 787
    Boeing has decided to use the tougher RCTA standard for testing its 787 batteries. Boeing spokesman Marc Birtel said the aircraft manufacturer did not use the standard before because it was developed "after we had completed our certification plans and begun our testing efforts." Reuters (3/18), Frequent Business Traveler (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boeing chooses GE as exclusive supplier of 777X engines
    Boeing announced on Friday plans to use GE engines exclusively on its 777X. "This decision to work with GE going forward reflects the best match to the development program, schedule and airplane performance," said Bob Feldmann, the vice president and general manager of 777X development. Reuters (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Global Clean Energy acquires camelina biofuels producer
    Global Clean Energy Holdings has acquired Sustainable Oils, a company developing biofuels derived from the camelina plant. "The idea is to continue the efforts that [Sustainable Oils] has had in the past and expand on them even further,” said GCEH CEO Richard Palmer. Xconomy (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Regulatory Update 
  Industry Trends 
  • IATA seeks to upgrade booking systems
    The International Air Transport Association has filed an application with the Department of Transportation to upgrade the third-party computer system used to sell airline tickets. The upgrade would allow carriers to sell customized packages through travel agents and online travel sites. Perry Flint, a spokesman for IATA, said passengers would be able to compare fares without being required to give personal information. Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)/Money & Co. blog (3/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Air Canada is turning around, CEO says
    In 2012, Air Canada reported a profit for the first time in five years after a series of changes to its business model. "As significant as it is for an entrepreneur to start a business, it's a lot tougher to convert a business that has been around for 25 years, and that's really what we're doing now," said Calin Rovinescu, the company's CEO. CNN (3/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 5 simple tips for improving your company culture
    "There are adoptable practices to turn a halfhearted team into one that's resilient and devoted," writes Tom Gimbel, founder and CEO of LaSalle Network. "It's as easy as celebrating and investing in your employees." Gimbel's tips include making teams out of people who don't normally socialize together, embracing cultural events like March Madness, involving employees in big decisions, setting aside regular times to meet with each staff member, and offering workshops and additional training. Fox Business Small Business Center (3/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Shift Manager - Passenger Service,US AirwaysCharlotte, NC
Manager Reservations Systems & ProceduresUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Sr. Analyst I-Route PlanningUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Business Analyst, Customer Strategy US AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Senior Engineer OperationsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Maintenance Planner Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager | Pricing & Revenue Management Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager, Maintenance Planning Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Technical Operation - Strategic Inventory Analysis, Manager United AirlinesChicago, IL
Director - Loyalty MarketingHawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) AnalystRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Aircraft Services, Announcement Number: 200219 Bonneville Power AdministrationPortland, OR
General Manager, Airport Services (IAH)Spirit AirlinesHouston, TX
Area Sales Manager - Atlanta BasedInventory Locator ServiceAtlanta, GA
Engineer AvionicsJetBlue Airways Long Island City , NY
Director, Supply Chain OperationsRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager-Fuel Services /Into-PlaneSERVISAIRMinneapolis, MN
Assistant Dispatcher Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Supervisor, Dispatch Admin. & Analysis Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Sr. Analyst Network DevelopmentAmerican AirlinesFort Worth, TX
International Customer Service Representative - ORDUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
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