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September 7, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Delta predicts healthy operating margin for Q3
    Delta Air Lines predicts it will report a profitable third quarter despite rising fuel costs. The carrier forecast an operating margin of up to 11% for the quarter. U.S. crude oil increased on Thursday to $96.86 a barrel. Reuters (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest predicts slight increase in Q3 unit revenue
    Southwest will likely see third-quarter unit revenue increase 2% compared with figures in the same quarter last year, after a 6% increase in the second quarter. The airline's August unit revenue should be 2% to 3% after a 2% boost in July, this feature says. Unit revenue is the amount of money airlines earn for each passenger who is flown a mile. The Wall Street Journal (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boeing may look beyond Seattle for engineers, executive says
    As Boeing continues negotiations with the union representing its engineers, the aircraft manufacturer says it could look elsewhere besides Seattle for engineering talent. Mike Delaney, vice president of engineering at Boeing, says Seattle joins Southern California and Washington as one of the three most expensive regions to hire engineers. "We're committed to the Puget Sound," Delaney said. "But we also have access to the Boeing corporation." Bloomberg Businessweek (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • American Airlines will give details of contract to pilots union
    American Airlines and its pilots union have not yet scheduled talks over changes to their collective bargaining agreement. A federal judge allowed American Airlines to void its agreement with the the Allied Pilots Association in bankruptcy court. "We will be sharing the implementation plan with the APA, and [we] will communicate details of the plan to pilots in the coming days," American spokesman Bruce Hicks said. Tulsa World (Okla.) (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Court OKs motion to stay American Airlines antitrust lawsuit
    A motion filed by American Airlines, Travelport and Orbitz to stay the airline's lawsuit against Orbitz, Sabre and Travelport has received approval from a federal judge. The parties submitted the motion late last month with the intention of re-entering settlement negotiations. The stay ends Dec. 21. Travel Weekly (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Industry Trends 
  • Blog: Airlines should reconsider revenue-based loyalty programs
    Frequent flier programs that base awards on revenue instead of miles flown do not create profits for airlines, blogger Gary Leff writes. "While programs may wring their hands about rewarding the wrong people, or about high redemption costs that they need to manage, in the end these mileage programs are profitable and successful, and the revenue-based ones are not," he writes. BoardingArea/View from the Wing blog (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Airline leaders express optimism over corporate travel demand
    US Airways President Scott Kirby and Delta Air Lines President Ed Bastian this week described demand growth in the business travel segment as "steady" and "solid," respectively, amid sluggish growth in other air travel sectors. Delta reported 9% year-over-year growth in corporate revenue for its quarter ending this month. "Corporate revenue strength is broad-based, led by the automotive sector, financial services and a significant gain that we're picking up in the banking sector, including many banks here in the New York area," Bastian said. (9/6) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Go beyond your gut when making strategic decisions
    No matter how much companies plan, they'll eventually have to make decisions based on the best evidence. One way to improve those decisions is by using decision analysis -- including the decision trees method -- to leverage managerial judgment to evaluate a project's potential in complex situations, writes John Dillard. "When used as a strategic planning tool, decision trees can help organizations determine how to allocate resources and when to scale up or delay investment," he writes. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (9/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sr. Analyst Operation PerformanceUS AirwaysPittsburgh, PA
Sr. Analyst, Product DevelopmentUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Analyst, Corporate TaxUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Software EngineerCLEARNew York, NY
Sr. Analyst II, Financial Planning & AnalysisUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Aircraft MechanicAAR Aircraft ServicesIndianapolis, IN
Airline Finance and Accounting PositionsJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Vice President of MaintenanceAir Wisconsin AirlinesAppleton, WI
Engineer / Structures / Fleet EngineerFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
BUSINESS MANAGER at LAX, BUR and ONTServisairLos Angeles, CA
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirAnchorage, AK
Manager MaintenanceAtlas AirHouston , TX
Manager Security TrainingJetBlue Orlando , FL
Maintenance Programs Technical WriterVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Sr. Analyst, Revenue ManagementVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Strategy Analyst SpecialistThe Boeing CompanySeattle, WA
Emergency Preparedness ManagerVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Manager, Airports Division - Eastern RegionFederal Aviation AdministrationQueens, NY
Manpower Analyst – Ground Handling Menzies AviationLos Angeles, CA
General Manager Airport Services (DTW)Spirit AirlinesDetroit, MI
Sr. Manager, Fixed Asset AccountingGlobal Aviation HoldingsPeachtree City, GA
Aircraft Mechanic - PTWorldwide Flight ServicesLihue & Kona, HI
Maintenance ControllerWorld AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
Senior Analyst - SchedulingUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Supply Chain Strategic and ProjectUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Recoverable Allocation and OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Planner - Expendable Allocation & OwnershipUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Maintenance Representative II (Floater)World AirwaysPeachtree City, GA
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