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November 16, 2011News for the commercial aviation industry

  Company Watch 
 
  • American Airlines pilots union turns down contract proposals
    The union representing pilots at American Airlines has rejected the carrier's latest contract proposals. "We look forward to resuming negotiations with the APA regarding what we believe to be fair and reasonable proposals that are in the best interests of our pilots and the airline," said Missy Cousino, spokeswoman for American, about the Allied Pilots Association. Experts say the failure to agree on a contract could heighten the risk of bankruptcy for American. Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (11/15), Bloomberg (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Column: American needs to cut costs to avoid bankruptcy: Columnist Mitchell Schnurman says American Airlines needs to trim expenses to keep operating. "If the company doesn't cut costs in some way, it probably won't survive," writes Schnurman. "The trick is to soften the pain and share enough goodness to make it palatable." Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Texas) (11/16) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Algae-production company receives USDA loan guarantee
    Sapphire Energy has received a loan guarantee from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for production of algae biofuel at its demonstration-scale facility in New Mexico. "The Obama administration is committed to providing support for renewable energy production, which will safeguard national security and create jobs in rural America," said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. BiodieselMagazine.com (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • TSA tests accelerated screening for military members
    The Transportation Security Administration is testing a program that would accelerate screening for members of the military. "As part of our risk-based security initiative, we're trying to identify those groups of people that in all likelihood pose no risk. We've been working with the military Department of Defense to try to assess how we can read the military ID cards," TSA Administrator John Pistole said. The TSA is testing the program at a midsize California airport. CNN (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Holiday travelers will notice several changes to airport security
    Travelers who hit the road for the Thanksgiving holiday will notice several changes at airport security checkpoints. Children 12 and younger are no longer required to remove their shoes at checkpoints. About half of the scanners at U.S. airports now display stick figures instead of detailed body images. Transportation Security Administration agents are also making efforts to assess risks presented by travelers based on intelligence. The TSA hopes to identify high-risk travelers before they get to airports. FoxNews.com (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Blog: TSA urges families to use designated lanes
    The Transportation Security Administration is urging families traveling for the holidays to use designated "family lanes" at airport security. TSA launched the lines in 2008 to streamline the security process for families traveling together. TSA also advised passengers to leave holiday gifts unwrapped to avoid searches. The Hill/Transportation blog (11/15) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Could new airline taxes cost you your job?
      
    Some 181,000 jobs are on the line in 2012 if Congress passes these proposed taxes. Visit www.StopAirTaxNow.com to make your voice heard and stop this unfair tax. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • How to engage newly hired remote workers
    Establish a connection with recently hired remote workers by trying to re-create in-office experiences, human resources experts say. Substitute videoconferencing for face-to-face meetings and use step-by-step training programs that account for managers' inability to provide constant feedback to remote workers, they advise. Mashable (11/14) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Sales & Community Marketing ManagerAlaska AirlinesSan Jose, CA
Productivity & Analysis ManagerHorizon AirSeattle, WA
Sr Program ManagerInfoTrust Group, Inc.Irvine, CA
Manager of Engineering and Tech PubsHorizon AirPortland, OR
AIRPORT SERVICES MANAGER - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESeattle, WA
AIRPORT SERVICES OFFFICER - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESeattle, WA
SUPERVISOR AIRPORT SERVICES - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESeattle, WA
Program Manager- Sales CommunicationsDelta Air Lines, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Program Manager- B2B Market Research & Strategic InitiativesDelta Air Lines, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Inflight Learning SupervisorVirgin AmericaBurlingame, CA
Program Manger- B2B MarketingDelta Air Lines, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Terminal ManagerLAX TWO Corp.Los Angeles, CA
Process Documentation Writer - Aircraft MaintenanceHawaiian AIrlinesHonolulu, HI
Line Maintenance Site SupervisorWorld AirwaysTampa, FL
Director.Customer Loyalty & PartnershipsUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Specialist, User TestingUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Manager, Shift Manager - MiamiUS AirwaysMiami, FL
Director , Revenue Accounting SystemsUS AirwaysTempe, AZ
Manager, Marketing ServicesInventory Locator Service,® LLCMemphis, TN
Regional Manager (Western United States) - Defense SalesInventory Locator Service,® LLCMultiple Locations, United States
CARGO MANAGER - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESEATTLE, WA
CARGO MANAGER - DALLAS, TEXASEMIRATES AIRLINEDallas, TX
CARGO SUPERVISOR - DALLAS, TEXASEMIRATES AIRLINEDallas, TX
CARGO SUPERVISOR - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESeattle, WA
CARGO AGENT - DALLAS, TEXASEMIRATES AIRLINEDallas, TX
CARGO AGENT - SEATTLEEMIRATES AIRLINESeattle, WA
Director of Sales - Ground Handling and Passenger ServiceAircraft Service International GroupMultiple Locations, United States
SERVICE ENGINEERS - Powerplant, Avionics, Systems, InteriorsSOUTHWEST AIRLINESDallas, TX
MANAGER - SERVICE ENGINEERINGSOUTHWEST AIRLINESDallas, TX
Analyst - Cargo Planning and Sales EffectivenessUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
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