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March 7, 2013
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  Company Watch 
  • February traffic for Hawaiian Airlines rose
    Hawaiian Holdings, the parent company of Hawaiian Airlines, says the carrier transported 6.9% more passengers in February on a year-over-year basis. The carrier flew about 751,000 passengers for the month. RTT News (1/9) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Inside Aviation 
  • Blog: Network carriers are important to small communities
    Bill Swelbar, a Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, says that if slot divestitures were to occur at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and New York's LaGuardia Airport as a result of the American Airlines-US Airways merger, priority should be given to continue enabling small community air service. (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • FAA sends letters to airports affected by sequestration
    The Federal Aviation Administration is sending letters to airports that have fewer than 10,000 commercial operations a year and could be closed. The FAA will allow those airports to appeal if their closing would have an effect on the national interest. "Negative impact on the national interest is the only criterion the FAA will use," the letters read. CNN (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Boeing comments on cybersecurity protections for new aircraft
    A new generation of aircraft, such as the Boeing 787, face a greater cyberthreat than older aircraft. Panelists at an aviation security conference discussed the risks of in-flight Wi-Fi and other data uplinks and downlinks. Michael Garrett, director of aviation security in the commercial airplanes division of Boeing, says the company has plans to protect the 787 and the 747-8 from cyberthreats. (U.K.) (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Boeing welcomes due diligence on 787 plan, exec says
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he still has some questions for Boeing before he will approve a fix for the 787 battery issues. "The due diligence of our regulators is expected and welcome, and has made air travel the safest form of transportation," said Ray Conner, head of Boeing's commercial airplane unit. The Wall Street Journal (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Homeland Security predicts 25% will qualify for expedited screening
    The Department of Homeland Security expects 25% of passengers will qualify for expedited screening by the end of 2013. The expedited programs include PreCheck from the Transportation Security Administration, as well as other "trusted traveler" programs. "In the coming months, TSA will work to develop additional programs that expand risk-based security initiatives to additional populations," said Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano. Air Transport World (3/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • JetBlue CEO comments on ancillary revenue
    U.S. airline executives say they will continue to focus on ancillary revenue. "We're really about the core product and how you purchase up," said JetBlue Airways CEO David Barger. "I think people really appreciate the fact that the living space on the aircraft is something that people will pay a premium for." At a J.P. Morgan conference, Barger spoke about the carrier's rollout of Wi-Fi, which will be free on the first 30 A320 aircraft, and said the promotional free Wi-Fi pricing could become permanent. "[W]e're evaluating pricing into the future, including keeping it free, and so we'll see how that plays out," he said. (3/7), Skift (3/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
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