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March 21, 2013
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  Inside Aviation 
 
  • Sources: Boeing plans 787 test flights this week
    According to sources familiar with the matter, Boeing is planning two battery test flights for the end of this week, which could bring the company closer to its target of returning the 787 fleet to service in weeks versus months. As Boeing works to fix the 787 battery issue, the company is sending out surveys to frequent fliers and others about perceptions of the 787. "What we have to do is make sure everyone involved that touches this airplane, in any way, really understands" the benefits of the 787, said Randy Tinseth, Boeing vice president of marketing. Reuters (3/20), The Wall Street Journal (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
 
  • A4A opposes TSA tax hike, calling it a lose-lose for passengers, airlines and the economy
    Airlines for America said lawmakers should not double taxes paid by passengers for the Transportation Security Administration. "Air travel today is already taxed at a federal rate higher than those for alcohol and tobacco, products that are taxed to discourage their use," said A4A President and CEO Nicholas Calio. "It's illogical that the House Republican budget would single out the airline industry for a tax hike that Congress has rejected on five previous occasions -- it's a lose-lose for passengers, airlines and the economy." However, Calio commended Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his colleagues for recognizing that cost-efficiency goals for the TSA can be met while maintaining the highest standards for passenger and baggage screening. eTurboNews (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Senate passes on airport tower spending-bill vote
    The Senate passed on considering legislation introduced by Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., that would prevent closures of air-traffic control towers due to sequestration budget cuts, despite bipartisan support for the amendment. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to close as many as 189 contract towers, as well as 48 towers staffed by the FAA. Bloomberg (3/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Obama considers Anthony Foxx for DOT secretary, sources say
    President Barack Obama is considering Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., for the post of transportation secretary, sources say. During his tenure as mayor since 2009, Foxx has supported street-car and light-rail projects for the city. According to the sources, Obama is also considering Deborah Hersman, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board, for the position. Bloomberg (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Building Workplace Trust 2015
Interaction Associates' 6th annual research study tracking trust on the job, Building Workplace Trust, is out, and more than half of employees surveyed give their organizations low marks for trust and leadership. Yet this year's findings again point to how high trust leads to better outcomes and financial results — and even boosts innovation.

  Industry Trends 
  • Passenger demand for in-flight connectivity drives service levels
    In-flight connectivity executives gathered at the SATELLITE 2013 Conference in Washington, D.C., for a panel discussion. "Things have changed really fast in the last three years," said David Bruner, vice president of global communications at Panasonic Avionics. "The amount of data consumed per user has doubled to 100 megabytes per session." Avionics Magazine online (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • American's Boeing 777-300 makes maiden flight
    American Airlines debuted its Boeing 777-300 last week in a flight from New York to London. "This aircraft is going to play an important role as we expand our international network significantly over the next five years," said Virasb Vahidi, senior vice president and chief commercial officer for American Airlines. "And it would be an aircraft we'd primarily deploy into markets that have first class demand like London and Sao Paulo." USA Today (3/20) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Manager Reservations Systems & ProceduresUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Sr. Analyst I-Route PlanningUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Business Analyst, Customer Strategy US AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Shift Manager - Passenger Service,US AirwaysCharlotte, NC
DispatcherSkyWest AirlinesSt. George, UT
Avionics EngineerVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
IT Manager, Airline Operations Enterprise Applications & SupportRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Maintenance Composite ShopRepublic Airways HoldingsColumbus, OH
Senior Engineer OperationsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Sr. Manager AV Operations - Capital Programs Port of SeattleSeattle, WA
Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) AnalystRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Aircraft Services, Announcement Number: 200219 Bonneville Power AdministrationPortland, OR
Maintenance Planner Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
General Manager, Airport Services (IAH)Spirit AirlinesHouston, TX
Technical Operation - Strategic Inventory Analysis, Manager United AirlinesChicago, IL
Director, Supply Chain OperationsRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Area Sales Manager - Atlanta BasedInventory Locator ServiceAtlanta, GA
Manager | Pricing & Revenue Management Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager, Maintenance Planning Virgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Assistant Dispatcher Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Supervisor, Dispatch Admin. & Analysis Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Manager-Fuel Services /Into-PlaneSERVISAIRMinneapolis, MN
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