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February 26, 2013
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  Company Watch 
  • AA, US Airways executives to testify before House panel
    Executives from American Airlines and US Airways plan to testify today about the benefits of a merger before a House subcommittee. The Justice Department has to review the merger before it can progress to ensure that the merged carrier does not violate antitrust policies. Reuters (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • American Airlines, US Airways announce leaders of transition team: US Airways and American Airlines announced executives from both carriers will lead a transition team for the merger of the carriers. Scott Kirby, president of US Airways, and Bev Goulet, chief restructuring officer for American Airlines, will join forces to oversee the transition. The Philadelphia Inquirer (2/25), Reuters (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JetBlue discusses "sharklet" retrofit for fleet with Airbus
    JetBlue Airways is in discussions with Airbus over retrofitting most of its aircraft fleet with "sharklet" wingtips. The sharklets reduce fuel burn to improve the efficiency of aircraft. JetBlue estimates the carrier could save up to $350,000 a year in fuel costs for each aircraft equipped with sharklets. Aviation Daily (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Column: U.S. airlines not satisfied with 21 cents per passenger
    Airlines for America recently reported 2012 results for 10 U.S. carriers, including combined profit of $152 million, which translates to "a scant 21 cents" for each passenger, Ted Reed writes. This compares with profits of $5.7 billion at Ford and $41.8 billion at Apple last year. A4A Chief Economist John Heimlich said, "We've had compressed margins in the face of rising fuel prices (and) in the past year, we were not done with residual bankruptcy costs, which will be put behind us, (and) some onetime integration costs from consolidation. (That) will lead to a structurally more healthy industry in the next few years." The airline industry also weathers one of the highest tax burdens, which A4A hopes to address with a national airline policy, Reed writes. Forbes (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • 5 ways to write a job description that rocks
    Writing a great job description can lead to much better hires, writes Amy Kelman of Zendesk's Customer Success team. She provides several tips, such as getting input from those in similar positions so that you write accurate descriptions. "What are the must-have skills and traits, and what are the nice-to-haves? It's important to be realistic about your requisition's requirements. If your list is too diverse, you might be trying to fill an impossible role," she writes. Fast Company online (2/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sr. Analyst, Reservations Systems & ProceduresUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Material Controller - AOG DeskSouthern Air, Inc. Cincinnati , OH
Sr. Analyst II - Schedule PlanningUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Maintenance ControllerHorizon AirPortland, OR
Director, Supply Chain OperationsRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Flight Operations Quality Assurance (FOQA) AnalystRepublic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Manager, Aircraft Services, Announcement Number: 200219 Bonneville Power AdministrationPortland, OR
Manager Future Schedules JetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Engineer AvionicsJetBlue Airways Long Island City , NY
Manager of Engineering Southern Air, Inc.Cincinnati, OH
Manager, Fleet SupportSouthern Air, Inc.Cincinnati, OH
Controller SystemJetBlue Airways Long Island City , NY
Manager, Division ControllerSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Assistant Dispatcher Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Supervisor, Dispatch Admin. & Analysis Spirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Manager, Safety and Regulatory Compliance (Internal Evaluation Program)Republic Airways HoldingsIndianapolis, IN
Engineer Interiors JetBlue Airways Long Island City , NY
Analyst, Operations Staff PlanningSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Managing Director, Gate ServeGate GourmetChicago, IL
VP OF MAINTENANCE & TECH OPSCape Air/Nantucket AirlinesHyannis, MA
International Customer Service Representative - ORDUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Station Manager - Los Angeles International Airport LAX AccuFleet InternationalLos Angeles, CA
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