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April 19, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • Union for Hawaiian Airlines flight attendants ratifies contract
    The union representing flight attendants at Hawaiian Airlines has ratified a contract through 2016. "This agreement, which spans nearly five years, recognizes the excellent contributions of our flight attendants to our company’s success and provides cost stability as we add flights between our islands and outside of our state," said Hawaiian Airlines President and CEO Mark Dunkerley. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • JetBlue Airways, Emirates will code-share JFK flights
    JetBlue Airways and Emirates airline, based in Dubai, have announced a code-share agreement. The agreement will cover flights from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York. Since 2010, the two carriers have had an interline agreement. TravelPulse (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • United, Continental put merging MRO lower on priority list
    United Airlines and Continental Airlines are waiting to merge maintenance, repair and operations. "History tells us that one reason mergers fail is because carriers didn't realize that everything doesn't have to happen at once," said Jim Keenan, United's senior vice president for technical operations." The merged carrier is focusing first on combining operations that directly affect passengers. Overhaul & Maintenance (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • EU is evaluating China's aviation emissions plan
    European Union Climate Commissioner Connie Hedegaard says the EU is evaluating a plan by China to reduce aviation emissions. The plan could constitute an "equivalent measure" to the EU's emissions-trading scheme. However, Hedegaard says the EU doesn't "have enough information yet" to determine whether the Chinese plan would be equivalent, this feature says. Reuters (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Honeywell plans to test renewable jet fuel in Canada
    Honeywell plans to test its renewable jet fuel in Canada through an agreement with the National Research Council of Canada and Agrisoma Biosciences. Honeywell's Green Jet Fuel is composed of a 50/50 blend of biofuel and traditional jet fuel. Another aircraft will follow behind the test plane to collect emissions data during the flight. (U.K.) (4/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Lawmakers continue to debate renewal of Export-Import Bank
    House Republicans are debating a measure to renew the charter for Export-Import Bank of the United States. The bank, which faces a May 31 deadline for renewal, hurts U.S. firms, some observers say. "It's corporate welfare that is hurting economic growth and costing our nation jobs in one of the most stagnant economies in American history," wrote Chris Chocola, president of the Club for Growth, in an opinion piece. The Washington Times (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Mediation between American, Sabre isn't producing
    American Airlines and Sabre have been unable to solve their legal dispute through mediation. "Our preferred solution is a negotiated agreement, and we have retained the services of a very experienced and capable mediator. However, to date, those efforts have failed to produce an agreement. Thus, we are continuing to pursue our legal rights and to seek compensation for the harm done to our company," a spokesman for the carrier said. Travel Weekly (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Other News

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  Industry Trends 
  • Fliers can bypass long waits at airports with new services
    Save time waiting in line at the airport, this feature says, by using immigration services such as Global Entry, which lets passengers check in at an electronic kiosk after a one-time background check. The Transportation Security Administration's PreCheck service is free, but open only to frequent fliers on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines. The company Clear requires iris scans and fingerprints before issuing a card that makes wait times go under five minutes. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • CEO mentorships critical for company success
    CEOs need to spend more time mentoring their employees if they want their business to be successful, writes Jay Steinfeld, founder and CEO of He provides several examples of ways he is mentoring more such as weekly 15-minute "SayJay" sessions where he updates workers and solicits feedback. Inc. online/Chief Effective Officer (4/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Director, Maintenance OperationsConfidentialMiami, FL
Manager Fleet AcquisitionSouthwest AirlinesDallas, TX
GENERAL MANAGER - SKYCAP & BAGGAGE OPERATIONS (ATL) G2 Secure Staff, LLCHartsfield – Jackson Atlanta International, GA
General Manager Cargo, SEAMenzies AviationSeattle, WA
Manager, Financial & Market Analysis - FuelUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst/Analyst -Financial Analysis Hawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Systems EngineerSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Manager, Structures and Interiors EngineeringSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Business Development Manager-Ground HandlingServisairHouston, TX
Financial AnalystAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Tax Staff AccountantAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Maintenance Controller Virgin America Burlingame , CA
Engineer, Avionics/ElectricalSpirit AirlinesMiramar, FL
Technical Services - Maintenance Schedules & Planning AnalystWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services - Quality Assurance AuditorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Operations Contract - ManagerUnited AirlinesChicago, IL
Technical Planner - Component Demand Forecasting United AirlinesChicago, IL
Technical Services - Records CoordinatorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Technical Services CoordinatorLynden Air Cargo, LLCAnchorage, AK
Product ManagerInfoTrust Group, Inc.Irvine, CA
Demand AnalystParker AerospaceIrvine, CA
Program DirectorRTCA, Inc.Washington, DC
Manager, Advanced Qualification ProgramFedEx ExpressMemphis, TN
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
Senior Analyst, System Planning and AnalysisJetBlue AirwaysLong Island City, NY
Manager, Airports Division - Northwest MountainFederal Aviation AdministrationSeattle, WA
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