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September 5, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • FedEx will deliver lower quarterly profit than forecast
    FedEx has announced that profit for the quarter that ended Aug. 31 will fall short of earlier projections. The package carrier forecast quarterly profits of $1.37 to $1.43 a share, compared with a June forecast of $1.45 to $1.60 a share. "The global economy is weak and it's impacting their business in the short run," said Arthur Hatfield, an analyst with Raymond James & Associates. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/5), The Wall Street Journal (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • U.S. airlines could keep buying more planes, Boeing says
    U.S. airlines could continue buying fuel-efficient aircraft, and that is good news for Boeing and Airbus. "I do think there's some work yet to do on the replacement cycle," said Randy Tinseth, vice president of marketing at Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "Southwest, American, United have all aggressively now committed to that replacement cycle." Reuters (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airbus production faces supply-chain issues
    Airbus would like to increase the output of A320 planes to 44 a month from 42 a month. However, the aircraft manufacturer's supply chain is limiting how many planes can be produced, this feature says. "Our supply chain doesn't seem capable of getting to 44," said Chief Operating Officer John Leahy. Bloomberg Businessweek (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • EU needs to find better solution than ETS, Airbus COO says
    John Leahy, chief operating officer of Airbus, says the European Union needs to find a solution to its unpopular emissions-trading scheme. "ETS has the potential to start a trade war," he said. "You have to be serious about finding a solution -- ICAO looks to be one of the best solutions." (U.K.) (9/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Association News 
  • A4A announces the 2012 NDT Forum
    Nondestructive Testing (NDT) refers to methods for inspecting structures for microscopic flaws without causing damage. Each year, the A4A NDT Forum assembles leaders in the field to exchange information on new methods, new applications and experiences related to aircraft. Visit the events section on the A4A website for information on the Sept. 24 to 28, 2012, NDT Forum in Seattle. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Move over, CNN: Clear Channel is arriving at airports
    In a move to compete with CNN, Clear Channel Outdoor has signed 100 deals for its "ClearVision," to be shown in airports -- a market largely dominated by CNN. The agreements will enable travelers to view content from networks such as NBC, CBS and Fox. Next year, Clear Channel hopes to roll out a service to let travelers stream the content on their personal mobile devices. Reuters (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
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Manpower Analyst – Ground Handling Menzies AviationLos Angeles, CA
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
General Manager Airport Services (DTW)Spirit AirlinesDetroit, MI
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Maintenance ControllerWorld AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
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