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December 9, 2011
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  Company Watch 
  • American Airlines will continue with direct-connect program
    The bankruptcy filing by parent company AMR Corp. will not deter American Airlines from changing its direct-connect distribution program, an airline representative says. "As we have said before, direct connect is not only less expensive, it provides a more flexible and capable platform for distributing our product to our customers via our travel agent partners," the representative said. The announcement did not surprise many observers, who expected the airline to push forward with the program despite legal disputes with GDS providers over negotiations. Travel Weekly (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Pinnacle Airlines launches cost-cutting initiative
    Pinnacle Airlines has hired airline consultants to help it cut costs. "Planned initiatives include seeking modifications to the company's agreements with its mainline airline partners, equipment lessors, debt holders, real property lessors and vendors," said Pinnacle CEO and President Sean Menke. The Memphis, Tenn.-based carrier also plans to address labor costs for union and nonunion employees. The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.) (free registration) (12/8), Reuters (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Inside Aviation 
  • Boeing 787 test aircraft sets 2 records
    Boeing has set two endurance records with its 787 test aircraft. The aircraft flew from Seattle to Dhaka, Bangladesh, breaking the record for miles flown for the aircraft's weight class with a journey of 10,710 nautical miles. The aircraft also flew around the world in 42 hours and 27 minutes, setting a record for its weight class. (U.K.) (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • EasyJet tests ash-cloud avoidance system over Mount Etna
    Budget carrier easyJet has tested a new system for evading ash clouds called AVOID. The carrier tested the technology, which allows pilots to see ash clouds, over Mount Etna, an active European volcano. In 2010, the eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano halted air traffic in Europe because of ash clouds. The Telegraph (London) (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Energy Bulletin 
  • Germany notifies 130 airlines of CO2 vouchers for EU ETS
    The Umweltbundesamt, the environmental authority in Germany, has sent out notifications to airlines on how many carbon-emission certificates the airlines are expected to receive every year. The certificates will mark the beginning of the European Union's emissions trading scheme. The Umweltbundesamt sent notifications to about 130 airlines, and plans to publish the information Dec. 23. The Wall Street Journal/Dow Jones Newswires (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Regulatory Update 
  • Caucus will focus on transportation security
    Reps. Pete King, R-N.Y. and Mike Rogers, R-Ala., this week announced plans to form a transportation security caucus. The caucus will focus on the Transportation Security Administration. "This caucus will provide an important forum for members to become more informed on the issues our nation faces in better securing our transportation systems, which is essential for protecting American lives," Rogers said. The Hill/Transportation blog (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Lawmakers continue to discuss labor provision in FAA bill
    Lawmakers continue to debate a key provision in the Federal Aviation Administration funding bill. The provision will change the way airlines form unions. However, lawmakers have agreed on other issues that were holding up the bill. "It's a painful process to go through, but it's a good sign that so many other things have been decided,” Sen. Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., said. Politico (Washington, D.C.) (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Industry Trends 
  • Business travel is predicted to rebound in 2012, analysts say
    Business travel is likely to rebound slightly in 2012, analysts say. "Companies are still sending people on the road, and they are making lots of trips," said Adam Weissenberg, a Deloitte vice chairman and travel-sector consultant. The European debt crisis has affected business travel to Europe, but international business travel to Brazil, China and Russia is strong, he says. MarketWatch (12/8) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Career Development 
  • Understand the brain to motivate workers
    Research in neuroscience shows that employees are more motivated by a sense of autonomy, interesting work and fairness than by financial bonuses, Jan Fletcher writes. She suggests that leaders can use that information to their advantage by making sure workers aren't micromanaged, are treated with respect and are given workplace responsibilities. Intuit Small Business Blog (12/5) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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