12 Jun 2023
North American Newsletter
Air Canada and Chorus Aviation increase flying program
Air Canada and Chorus Aviation updated market on Air Canada's arrangement for additional flying capacity with another airline for up to six DHC-8 aircraft. Air Canada President and Chief Executive Michael Rousseau, said "Jazz is our long-term Air Canada Express partner, and we are working together to increase flying activity within the framework of our existing CPA given the current, industry wide pilot situation. As these efforts continue, and to help meet the needs and expectations of the travelling public, Air Canada has entered into a bridging arrangement with another airline to provide additional regional capacity on select routes in eastern Canada."
Falk leases fifth Embraer 195-E2 to Porter Airlines
Falko Regional Aircraft announced it has taken delivery of its fifth Embraer E195-E2. Falko Chief Commercial Officer Mark Hughes said “This deal marks our first investment into Embraer’s next-generation aircraft and a further expansion of our business in North America, the world’s most significant market for regional and small narrowbody aircraft.”
LATAM Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF Engines
Pratt & Whitney announced that LATAM Airlines Group has selected GTF engines to power additional A320neo family aircraft, adding to their initial order selecting GTF engines to power more than 40 aircraft in 2013.The deal will total up to 146 aircraft. Pratt & Whitney will also provide the airline with engine maintenance through a long-term EngineWise Comprehensive service agreement. Pratt & Whitney Commercial Engines president Rick Deurloo, said “Our relationship with LATAM, including their predecessor LAN Airlines, dates back more than seven decades with the Twin Wasp engine on Douglas DC-3 aircraft. GTF engines are already delivering exceptional economic and sustainability benefits to LATAM and we look forward to providing even greater value in the years to come.”
Qantas prepares to launch New York JFK route
Qantas announced it’s gearing up to resume flights to New York for the first time since 2020, with the airline taking delivery of brand new 787 Dreamliner aircraft to fly the route and releasing a range of special onboard customer items. The carrier will operate three weekly flights from Sydney to New York effective from 14 June, increasing to four per week from October. The route will, for the first time, transit through Auckland before a 17+ hour flight direct to New York. The flight previously operated via Los Angeles. The relaunch of the New York flights brings Qantas closer to returning to 100%of its international network pre-COVID capacity by March 2024.
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