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  1. SpeedBird

    C-130J Pilots & Loadmasters Wanted

    I have been contacted by a US aircrew headhunter who is seeking current & qualified C-130J pilots and loadmaster for a two-year overseas assignment in the UAE. The assignment compensation and benefits terms are currently being finalized with UAE client, but the following information is...
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    Looking For GV Pilots

    I am consulting for a defense contractor that has just been awarded a new contract with the USAF to operate a Gulfstream owned test aircraft (GV) for a two year period. Initially there will not be a lot of flying, so the company is considering the use of contractors on a part-time basis. Pay...
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    Evergreen For Sale

    I've heard a good rumor that Del Smith is in the process of selling his company to a group of outside investors. The deal is supposed to close at the end of this month with Del sticking around to lead the transition for at least another year.
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    HPA B737 Manual For Sale

    I have a two-volume set B737-200 manual I ordered from HPA back in 2001 but never used. They have been setting on my bookshelf and I don't expect to ever use them since I'm flying A320s. If anyone out there is interested in acquiring this manual set please PM with your price and I'll close a...
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    Tanker Deal Gone Bust

    While most folks who read the newspaper have already heard about the Boeing KC-767 lease deal being killed, the attached article reveals that there is a possibility that the contract to buy a tanker replacement could be opened up to Airbus (and anyone else) to compete for the bid. This should...
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    More Good News: Defined-Benefit Plans

    Anyone who still works for an airline with a DB pension plan needs to read this Business Week link...the hits just keep on coming!
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    Where there's smoke there's fire

    I stumbled across this article about Southeast airlines and figured it made worthwhile reading for the at-large pilot community. I would very seriously doubt ever applying to this outfit if the stories in this article are borne out to be true in court and via FAA review...
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    Leo Mullin Announces Retirement

    It looks as if Mr. Mullin is passing the reins over to someone else starting on Jan, 1 2004. Here's the PR that provides the details. I'm sure the Delta insiders will add additional commentary to this move. Delta CEO To Retire
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    JBLU Pilot Hiring Trends

    I just finished listening to the JBLU Q2 CC. In the Q&A wrap-up, one of the analysts asked DN how the company went about selecting its pilots. He (DN) said that JBLU hires roughly 1/3 military, 1/3 furloughed/commercial, and 1/3 corporate. According to DN, the airline likes this mix for the...
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    Intruder One

    Moved to "Low Fare Revolution..."