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July 6, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Analysis: JetBlue faces $600M cost to overhaul engines
    JetBlue Airways needs to perform around $600 million worth of engine overhauls in the next three years, according to an analysis by Aviation Week Intelligence Network. "We expect maintenance expense will continue to be a major challenge as a large group of A320s acquired in the mid-2000s during a period of rapid fleet expansion are now due for C-checks and engine restoration checks," JetBlue Chief Financial Officer Mark Powers said during the carrier's fourth-quarter earnings call earlier this year. (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest buys Washington National airport slots from Spirit
    Slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will allow discounter Southwest Airlines to fly a new route from Washington to St. Louis. Southwest bought the slots from Spirit Airlines, which is transferring a route to the Baltimore airport. The Department of Transportation is expected to approve Southwest's use of the slots by September. Travel Weekly (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Inside Aviation 
  • Aircraft of the future should be more efficient, Airbus study says
    A study by Airbus of more than 1.75 million travelers found that 96% of travelers think aircraft will need to be more "eco-efficient" in the future. "It's clear that people are really excited about the future of sustainable flight and we want them to be part of shaping that future," said Charles Champion, engineering executive vice president for Airbus. (U.K.) (7/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Pentagon moves forward with biorefinery initiative
    The Department of Defense is moving forward with an initiative to support the development of three biorefineries that will produce biofuels for military jets and ships, despite lawmakers' criticism of the price the U.S. Navy paid for biofuels to demonstrate a carrier strike group. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said that biofuels enhance national security by lessening the country's reliance on foreign oil. The Pentagon's biorefinery initiative is "going to help support the creation and commercial viability of a defense-critical industry, and that's in domestic biofuels," Mabus said. Reuters (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • TSA program to help wounded service members get through security
    The Transportation Security Administration has launched a program that helps wounded members of the military who are returning home navigate airport security. "It's something that we have been working on for some time," TSA spokesman Nico Melendez said. "After a decade of war, there are more and more injured coming through our airports, especially in concentrated areas like Washington, D.C., or San Diego ... they need to get where they are going." He also noted that the TSA's shift to risk-based security has allowed it to provide this "added element of customer service." Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model) (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • San Antonio airport will offer Global Entry program
    San Antonio International Airport will soon offer the Global Entry Program, which makes it easier for foreign travelers to enter the U.S. Officials said two Global Entry kiosks would be installed in the coming months. They also noted that the program could reduce wait times for approved travelers entering the U.S. to just a few minutes. San Antonio Express-News (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • Sign up for A4A Google+
    A4A recently created an A4A Google+ page, which will include relevant airline industry topics, utilizing a variety of formats (text, video, etc.). Sign up to be a part of the U.S. airline industry conversation. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Gogo and Row 44 developing more seamless in-flight Wi-Fi
    This feature offers an overview of in-flight Wi-Fi and streaming systems offered by U.S. airlines. Gogo provides ground tower and satellite services and is used by most domestic carriers. Row 44, which is used by Southwest, provides only satellite service. Both Wi-Fi system providers are developing their antennas and bandwidth technologies to offer passengers a more seamless Internet and television streaming experience. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (7/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • How doing less as a manager can benefit your team
    Many managers could improve their performance by doing less work, according to a book by Northwestern University's J. Keith Murnighan. Managers need to get comfortable sitting in the director's chair and delegating everyday tasks to their team members. "People on your team will reveal skills that you never knew they had," Murnighan writes. (7/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Sr. Structural Engineer - Stress/Structures/RepairsTASS IncKirkland, Everett, Renton, WA
Manager of Aircraft Systems EngineeringHQ-Allegiant Travel CompanyLas Vegas, NV
Engineering Process SpecialistALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANYLas Vegas, NV
Aircraft Structures EngineerAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Sr. Analyst II, Division FinanceUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Operations Planning ManagerUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Aircraft Powerplant EngineerALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANYLas Vegas, NV
Airport Duty ManagerUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
TRAX AdministratorHawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
MANAGER CONCIERGE SERVICESAirport Terminal ServicesVancouver, Canada
Aircraft Avionics/Systems EngineersUPSLouisville, KY
Planner - Line Maintenance United AirlinesChicago, IL
Duty Manager, Cargo Terminal OperationsMenzies AviationJFK International Airport, New York, NY
Director.Ground Svc Equip MxUS AirwaysCharlotte, NC
Safety and Security SpecialistNorth American AirlinesPeachtree City, GA
Project Engineering United AirlinesChicago, IL
Product Engineering - Cabin Systems and New AircraftUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
GENERAL MANAGER-Dallas/Ft. Worth International AirportServisairDallas/Ft. Worth , TX
Director, Technical OperationsAirlines for AmericaWashington, DC
Chief InspectorSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Senior Analyst, Revenue ManagementUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Senior Analyst II - Financial Planning & AnalysisUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
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