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24 Oct 2022

North American Aviation Newsletter

AAR strengthens collaboration with flydubai by signing a multi-year component support agreement for the Boeing 737 MAX

AAR stated that it has expanded its partnership with flydubai to encompass additional aircraft in flydubai's quickly increasing Boeing 737 MAX fleet by signing a new multi-year flight-hour component support contract. For the course of this contract, AAR will expand its onsite staff and collaborate with flydubai to enable swift decision-making and seamless communication. Flydubai Chief Operations Officer, Mick Hills said “AAR’s continued support over the last five years has enabled flydubai to maintain the optimum levels of efficiency and quick turnarounds when it comes to our fleet maintenance. The experience and reliability this partnership adds to our operations will continue to be collaborative, especially as we bring more of our MRO capabilities in house. We look forward to expanding our partnership with AAR as we grow our fleet over the next few years.”

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of Tenth of Ten Airbus A320-200s to Allegiant

A tenth Airbus A320-200 has been delivered to Allegiant, according to an announcement from Air Lease Corporation. This used Alaska Airlines A320 is the tenth of ten Alaska A320s that ALC is delivering to Allegiant Air.

Extensive Parts Consignment Agreement with Leading Middle East Operator Announced by GA Telesis' Flight Solutions Group

A major Middle Eastern operator and GA Telesis Flight Solutions Group have announced a comprehensive parts consignment arrangement. The lengthy five-year contract gives the operator a global means of monetizing its excess stock of A320, A330, and 777 parts, consumables and expendables, tooling, engines, and APUs. The initial inventory list includes 660,000 pieces totalling over 30,000 unique part numbers to service various Boeing and Airbus platforms.

Hawaiian Airlines and Amazon Announce Agreement to Operate Freighter Aircraft

Hawaiian Holdings Inc. Hawaiian Airlines' parent company announced a deal with, Inc. and its affiliates to operate and maintain a first fleet of 10 Airbus A330-300 freighters beginning in the fall of 2023. To transport freight between airports close to the operations centers of the online store. Hawaiian will operate and maintain Amazon's A330s under Hawaiian's FAA air carrier certificate. The first 10 aircraft will go into service in 2023 and 2024. The agreement also contemplates the ability to expand the fleet depending on Amazon’s future business needs. Hawaiian Airlines CEO Peter Ingram said “We are excited to help serve Amazon customers by providing additional air cargo capacity and logistics support. This recognizes our experience in providing safe and reliable operations, our incredible front-line team, and our shared focus on the customer. This relationship provides a catalyst to grow our business and the unique opportunity to diversify our revenue sources while capitalizing on our established strengths.”

Spirit Airlines Declares Stockholder Approval of JetBlue Merger Agreement

Spirit Airlines announced that the merger agreement with JetBlue Airways had been approved by its stockholders. Moreover 50% of the outstanding shares of Spirit common stock cast votes in favour of the deal, according to preliminary results from the special meeting of stockholders conducted today provided by the independent inspector of elections. An impartial election inspector's tabulation of the special meeting's final voting results will be submitted on a Form 8-K to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  Spirit Airlines CEO & President Ted Christie said "This is an important step forward on our path to closing a combination that will create the most compelling national low-fare challenger to the dominant U.S. carriers. We look forward to continuing our ongoing discussions with regulators as we work toward completing the transaction and delivering value to Team Members, Guests and stockholders."

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