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May 1, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • AMR Corp. reports loss for March
    AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, reported a $807 million loss for March. AMR filed for bankruptcy protection last year, and is attempting to lower its labor costs through bankruptcy court. In March, AMR spent "$597 million on wages, salaries and benefits," this feature says. Reuters (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Frontier Airlines will trim service at Milwaukee airport
    Frontier Airlines has announced plans to trim service at General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee. By June 1, Frontier will cut 11 flights and furlough 125 workers at the airport. Meanwhile, Delta Air Lines has announced plans to add four daily flights from Milwaukee to New York's LaGuardia Airport beginning in July. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (tiered subscription model) (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boeing predicts strong demand for its commercial aircraft
    Boeing says that demand for its commercial aircraft continues to grow as the manufacturer faces cutbacks in defense spending. Boeing's 787 Dreamliner has garnered orders since its debut last year, and the company plans to introduce its 737 MAX soon. Reuters (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • NASA scientist calls for price tag on carbon
    James Hansen, a climate-change scientist at NASA, says that putting a price tag on carbon will help fight global warming. "The most efficient and economically affordable approach is to put an honest price on the different energies," Hansen said. "Presently, we're subsidizing fossil fuels and not making them pay for their costs to society." Bloomberg (4/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • FAA should improve safety data, DOT says
    The Department of Transportation is urging the Federal Aviation Administration to improve its analysis of safety. "The FAA is taking important steps to improve safety, such as implementing voluntary safety reporting for controllers, but the agency has not yet realized the full benefits of these efforts," said Jeff Guzzetti, assistant DOT inspector general for aviation. AIN Online (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Association News 
  • A4A announces the 2012 NDT Forum
    Nondestructive Testing (NDT) refers to methods for inspecting structures for microscopic flaws without causing damage. Each year, the A4A NDT Forum assembles leaders in the field to exchange information on new methods, new applications and experiences related to aircraft. Visit the events section on the A4A website for information on the Sept. 24 to 28, 2012, NDT Forum in Seattle. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Ancillary fees benefit passengers, report says
    A new report calls ancillary fees "the ultimate compliment for the consumer" because it gives airline passengers the right to choose their services. Jay Sorensen, author of the report from IdeaWorks, said extra fees help tailor the passenger experience. "Consumers now begin the booking experience with a shopping cart into which they add services and products to the base product of an airline seat," said Sorensen. The Plain Dealer (Cleveland) (5/1) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Survey: Legroom, fare increases are among passenger concerns
    Lack of legroom and fare increases are among the list of complaints in TripAdvisor's annual passenger survey. The poll also found that mobile-device use continues to rise, with one in four travelers calling their tablets an essential carry-on and nearly half using smartphones to check flight status. Forty-five percent reported planning to book travel early because of concerns that rising fuel prices will increase fares. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (4/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Manager Fleet AcquisitionSouthwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Director, Maintenance OperationsConfidentialMiami, FL
Manager MRO Maintenance Horizon AirPortland, OR
Engineer II- Structures Alaska AirlinesSeattle, WA
Technical Services - Records CoordinatorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Sr. Manager, EngineeringNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Troubleshooting EngineerNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Aircraft Powerplant EngineerNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Maintenance ControllerNorth American AirlinesPeachtree City, GA
Manager of Aircraft Systems EngineeringHQ-Allegiant Travel CompanyLas Vegas, NV
Senior Staff Representative - Maintenance Programs - Chicago, IL ( Technical Operations)United AirlinesChicago, IL
Project Manager - Engine AcquisitionsWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance PlanningNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Engineer - Airbus, Boeing and Propulsion Fleet teamsDelta Air Lines, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Manager, Financial & Market Analysis - FuelUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst/Analyst -Financial Analysis Hawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Manager, Airports Division - Northwest MountainFederal Aviation AdministrationSeattle, WA
Technical Records AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Maintenance Schedules & Planning AnalystWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Quality Assurance AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Inventory Control/Stock ClerkBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Repair Expeditor AdministratorBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Regional Aircraft Sales ManagerBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Commercial Airline Customer Support/ Sales ManagerBaron GroupMiramar, FL
Director of Flight Operations - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
Aircraft Mechanic - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
Avionics Repairman - Full TimeIsland AirHonolulu, HI
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