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April 26, 2012
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  Company Watch 
  • US Airways predicts American merger would create $1.2B in value
    US Airways says a merger with American Airlines would create $1.2 billion a year in new value and would reduce labor costs. "There is a tremendous amount of value created by merging US Airways and AMR, and we can and should use a portion of that to give employees more than AMR can on a stand-alone basis," said US Airways President Scott Kirby. An AMR representative didn't respond to Kirby's comment. Reuters (4/25), Bloomberg Businessweek (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Allegiant Travel reports Q1 net income of $21.7M
    Allegiant Travel, the parent company of Allegiant Air, reported net income of $21.7 million for the first quarter. The carrier, based in Las Vegas, reported $17.2 million in net income for the same quarter last year. The airline is adding flights to Hawaii and other markets. (Las Vegas) (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Southwest, United hire lobbyists for Hobby airport issue
    Southwest Airlines and United Airlines have hired lobbyists to press their case in Houston. Southwest is attempting to launch international flights from William P. Hobby Airport, but United wants to prevent the change. However, United has been more involved in local politics than Southwest and might have a political edge, experts say. Houston Chronicle (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boeing backs American Airlines as a solo act
    Boeing serves as a creditor to AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines. Boeing says it supports American's plan to emerge from bankruptcy as a stand-alone carrier, rather than merge with US Airways. "American is working through the process now and we support them emerging from this thing as a stronger airline," said Boeing CEO Jim McNerney. (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Industry experts question accuracy of FAA near-miss data
    The Federal Aviation Administration's reporting of near misses has come under scrutiny by industry watchdogs. Jeffrey B. Guizetti, assistant inspector general for aviation, says error rates will likely increase once automatic tracking software is installed. "The chances of a collision on the ground or in the air is low, but if it does occur, there will be a catastrophic loss of life," he said. The Washington Post (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  Association News 
  • A4A calls for disciplined, data-driven approach to safety
    Airlines for America urged the government to take a disciplined approach to future safety regulatory changes and build on the industry's solid foundation of increased accessibility to available operational data in order to further our extraordinary safety record. Read more here. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Airlines fight higher cost of fuel with additional fees
    Airlines are turning to luggage fees and change fees to offset the high cost of fuel. "As with other corporations, airlines are like other companies: They have responsibilities to their shareholders to make a profit and some [companies] have had to make individual decisions how to reach that goal," said Steve Lott, vice president of communications for Airlines for America. Green Bay Press-Gazette (Wis.) (4/25) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Invest in people or get ready for an exodus
    Companies should invest heavily in developing their workers' talent -- or be prepared to see their workers jump ship, says former Deloitte CEO Jim Quigley. "We must invest in building the capability of our people. And if we don't invest in building their capability, they're going to go someplace else where they think someone will," he said. SmartBrief/SmartBlog on Leadership (4/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
Position TitleCompany NameLocation
Manager Fleet AcquisitionSouthwest AirlinesDallas, TX
Director, Maintenance OperationsConfidentialMiami, FL
Manager of Aircraft Systems EngineeringHQ-Allegiant Travel CompanyLas Vegas, NV
Supervisor, Aircraft Maintenance PlanningNorth American AirlinesTampa, FL
Engineer - Airbus, Boeing and Propulsion Fleet teamsDelta Air Lines, Inc.Atlanta, GA
Senior Staff Representative - Maintenance Programs - Chicago, IL ( Technical Operations)United AirlinesChicago, IL
Project Manager - Engine AcquisitionsWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Manager, Financial & Market Analysis - FuelUS AirwaysPhoenix, AZ
Sr. Analyst/Analyst -Financial Analysis Hawaiian AirlinesHonolulu, HI
Technical Services - Records CoordinatorWillis Lease Finance CorporationSan Diego, CA
Financial AnalystAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Tax Staff AccountantAllegiant AirLas Vegas, NV
Product ManagerInfoTrust Group, Inc.Irvine, CA
Demand AnalystParker AerospaceIrvine, CA
Maintenance Controller Virgin America Burlingame , CA
Manager, Airports Division - Northwest MountainFederal Aviation AdministrationSeattle, WA
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
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
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