27 Jun 2022
North American Aviation Newsletter 20 June
Alaska Airlines turns up the heat with Miami re-launch
Alaska Airlines resumed daily Seattle-Miami service for the first time since 2012, making Miami the airline’s 100th nonstop destination from its hometown airport in Seattle and giving South Florida residents another travel option to the Pacific Northwest. Alaska Airlines will serve its newest route with Boeing 737-8 and -9 aircraft that seat 159 and 178 passengers, respectively. Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said “We proudly welcome Alaska Airlines back to Miami International Airport for the first time in 10 years. Daily flights to the Pacific Northwest and beyond will give our residents more travel options, especially to the beautiful state of Alaska. I also commend Alaska Airlines for being included in TIME Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential Companies of 2022 for its work in sustainability, one of my highest priorities for Miami-Dade County.”
Deutsche Aircraft selects Pratt & Whitney Canada’s PW127XT-S engine to power the D328ecoTM regional turboprop
Deutsche Aircraft and Pratt & Whitney Canada, a business unit of Pratt & Whitney, announced that the PW127XT-S engine has been selected to power the D328eco regional turboprop. The engine will be another model in the XT series which sets a new benchmark in regional aviation, delivering a significant improvement in operating costs and sustainability. The PW127XT-S will be developed according to the D328eco timeline. Pratt & Whitney Canada and Deutsche Aircraft agreed to continue working together to jointly develop a technology roadmap for implementation, test, and verification of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s innovative propulsion technology, within the D328eco program.
GlobalX signs MOU with FreightCloud & Hudson Highland Partners
Global Crossing Airlines announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with FreightCloud, one of China’s leading e-commerce shipment logistics firms, and their financial partner Hudson Highland Partners, for the development of China to the USA e-commerce freight shipment routes, with further redistribution shipments within the Americas. GlobalX A321 freighters to move cargo from hubs in Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York, throughout the Americas, expected to commence in Q1 2023 subject to FAA and DOT approvals.
New Boeing ecoDemonstrator Program Testing 30 Sustainable Technologies on a 777-200ER
Boeing unveiled its 2022 ecoDemonstrator today with a livery that honors a decade of testing to reduce fuel use, emissions and noise. The latest ecoDemonstrator, a Boeing-owned 777-200ER, will test about 30 new technologies aimed at improving sustainability and safety for the aerospace industry, including a water conservation system and technologies to improve operational efficiency. Boeing Chief Sustainability Officer Chris Raymond said "The Boeing ecoDemonstrator program brings together the two most important ingredients to a more sustainable future – innovative technologies and partnerships with customers, suppliers, government agencies and academia. We celebrate the past successes and look forward to continuing this iconic program to help decarbonize aviation, together."
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