Will US Airways’ New Safety Standards Impress These Top Institutional Shareholders?

US Airways (NYSE:LCC) has announced that in partnership with ACSS, an L-3 Communications & Thales Company, the airline has received FAA certification on its wide-body Airbus A330 aircraft for SafeRoute, a set of four flight deck applications that will provide enhanced operational safety and efficiency in all phases of flight as part of the FAA’s NextGen implementation program, the press release read. SafeRoute is a collection of tools including Interval Management, In-Trail Procedures, Cockpit display of traffic information to Assist in Visual Separation, and Surface Area Movement Management — in short, all applications that help increase spacial awareness, allow the plane to fly more efficiently, and help monitor air traffic, both in the air and on the ground, drastically improving the safety standards for air travel.

These institutional firms indicated owning shares of US Airways Group, Inc. (NYSE:LCC) in Q1 2013. They reported owning a total of 0 shares on 03/31/2013. The shares closed at $16.97 on 03/31/2013.

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Here are the ten largest positions in US Airways Group, Inc. at the end of March 31st, 2013.

Bluecrest Capital Management LLP held 25,000,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $337,500,000. This brought the portfolio total to 50.49%.

FMR LLC held 16,657,731 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $224,879,369. This brought the portfolio total to 0.04%.

Appaloosa Management LP held 12,069,029 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $162,931,892. This brought the portfolio total to 3.53%.

Vanguard Group Inc. held 10,931,725 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $147,578,288. This brought the portfolio total to 0.02%.

Wellington Management Co. LLP held 9,030,353 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $121,909,766. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Manning & Napier Advisors LLC held 4,673,269 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $63,089,132. This brought the portfolio total to 0.33%.

Blackrock Institutional Trust Company N.A. held 4,516,996 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $60,979,446. This brought the portfolio total to 0.01%.

Duquesne Family Office LLC held 4,004,500 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $54,060,750. This brought the portfolio total to 4.2%.

Soros Fund Management LLC held 3,949,000 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $53,311,500. This brought the portfolio total to 0.64%.

Standard Pacific Capital LLC held 3,617,792 shares on 12/31/2012 worth $48,840,192. This brought the portfolio total to 7.25%.

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