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July 17, 2012
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  • US Airways, flight attendants will resume negotiations
    US Airways and the Association of Flight Attendants will resume negotiations this week on a labor contract. "We're headed to Philadelphia this week to make a deal with our flight attendants' union," said Al Hemenway, the airline's vice president of labor relations. Negotiations are scheduled for Wednesday through Friday. TheStreet.com (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Latin America proves lucrative for U.S. airlines
    For most U.S. carriers, flights to Latin America have proved profitable, show financial data filed with the Department of Transportation. During the first quarter, flights to Latin America returned a 5% operating margin, compared with a 4% operating margin for domestic flights. Aviation Daily (7/17) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Airbus reconsiders production increase due to EU scheme
    Airbus could reconsider increasing production on its A330 if China and the European Union do not resolve their impasse over the EU's emissions-trading scheme by the end of the year. The European aircraft manufacturer had planned to increase production from nine A330s per month to 11 per month in 2014. AIN Online (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • TSA to announce public comment process for scanners next year
    A year ago, a federal appeals court ordered the Transportation Security Administration to "act promptly" to adopt rules and hold public hearings about the use of body scanners. Observers note that the TSA has not held the hearings yet. TSA spokeswoman Lorie Dankers said the TSA will announce the public comment process in the Federal Register next year. So far, the court has not penalized the TSA for not holding the hearings. The agency had argued that a public comment period would hinder its ability to respond to “ever-evolving threats.” Wired.com/Threat Level blog (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Heathrow Airport prepares for record number of passengers
    Heathrow Airport in London is gearing up for record numbers of passengers due to the London Olympics. The airport predicts the busiest day of the Olympic arrivals will be July 24, when an estimated 3,008 people involved with the games will arrive. "Today heralds the start of Britain's biggest peacetime transport challenge and Heathrow's busiest-ever period," said Nick Cole, head of Olympics planning for airport owner BAA. Bloomberg Businessweek (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • A4A, ALPA urge Congress to focus customs and immigration resources on U.S. gateways. Read more.  LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airports are becoming healthier places
    As airports try to gain a competitive edge over one another, many are instituting healthier options for travelers. San Francisco and Dallas, for example, now offer a free yoga room, while Indianapolis, Cleveland, St. Louis and Dallas have mapped out half-mile walking trails. Several airports are also requiring vendors to offer food items lower in fat and calories. The overall strategy is to offer travelers more options so that they choose certain airports over others, thereby driving up the airports' revenue. The Wall Street Journal (7/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Efforts to skirt health insurance mandate won't work, experts say
    Companies that want to get around the federal health care law are considering strategies that would be ineffective, experts say. For instance, a company that splits itself into separate units, each with fewer than 50 employees, would not be exempt from the requirement that companies with 50 or more workers provide health insurance. "You cannot get around the employer mandate," lawyer Christopher Condeluci says. CNNMoney (7/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sr. Analyst, CompensationUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Manager, Fuel OperationsUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst II, Division FinanceUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Operations Planning ManagerUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Airport Duty ManagerUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Aircraft Powerplant EngineerALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANYLas Vegas, NV
Engineering Process SpecialistALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANYLas Vegas, NV
INTERNAL EVALUATION PROGRAM AUDITORALLEGIANT TRAVEL COMPANYLas Vegas, NV
A&P Mechanics - (DFW, DTW, FLL, ORD & LGA)Spirit AirlinesMultiple Locations, United States
Senior HR Metrics AnalystAlaska AirlinesSeattle, WA
Director, Talent ManagementSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Technical Planner - Component Work In ProcessUnited AirlinesSan Francisco, CA
Aircraft Avionics/Systems EngineersUPSLouisville, KY
Planner - Line Maintenance United AirlinesChicago, IL
TRAX AdministratorHawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Director.Ground Svc Equip MxUS AirwaysCharlotte, NC
Project Engineering United AirlinesChicago, IL
Product Engineering - Cabin Systems and New AircraftUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
GENERAL MANAGER-Dallas/Ft. Worth International AirportServisairDallas/Ft. Worth , TX
Safety and Security SpecialistNorth American AirlinesPeachtree City, GA
Chief InspectorSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Sr. Analyst, Revenue Management Virgin America Burlingame , CA
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