01 Feb 2022
North American Newsletter 1 February
Atlas Air and Flexport Expand Partnership Add Third Boeing 747 Freighter
Atlas Air announced an agreement to expand its partnership with Flexport, the technology platform for global logistics, to add a third Boeing 747-400 freighter to its existing fleet beginning in September 2022. The agreement between Flexport and Atlas Air will broaden Flexport’s network of dedicated freighters to include service from Asia to Los Angeles (LAX), Miami (MIA) and soon, Chicago (ORD). The additional freighter will increase Flexport’s dedicated airfreight capacity from Atlas Air by 50% and allow for enhanced schedule flexibility as new origins and destinations are added in 2022 and beyond.
Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of One A321neo to STARLUX Airlines
Aviation Capital Group announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321neo aircraft on long-term lease to STARLUX Airlines. Featuring CFM International LEAP-1A30 engines, this is the second of three new A321neos confirmed to deliver to the airline from ACG’s orderbook with Airbus.
Boom Supersonic Selects Greensboro, North Carolina for First Supersonic Airliner Manufacturing Facility
Boom Supersonic announced it has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility. The Overture Superfactory will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, including the final assembly line, test facility, and customer delivery center for the Overture supersonic airliner. CEO & Founder Blake Scholl said “Selecting the site for Overture manufacturing is a significant step forward in bringing sustainable supersonic air travel to passengers and airlines. With some of the country’s best and brightest aviation talent, key suppliers, and the state of North Carolina’s continued support, Boom is confident that Greensboro will emerge as the world’s supersonic manufacturing hub.”
China Airlines and Boeing Announce Order for Four 777 Freighters
Boeing and China Airlines announced the Taiwan flag carrier has ordered four 777 Freighters, adding to its extensive fleet of Boeing airplanes. Valued at $1.4 billion at list prices, the order will enable the airline to capture new market opportunities as global air cargo demand continues to grow.
MHIRJ Expands MRO Network with New Facility in Macon, Georgia, Solidifying Its Position as the Largest Regional MRO in the World
MHI RJ Aviation Group (MHIRJ) announced that it is expanding its Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) Network with the opening of a new facility in Macon, Georgia. The new facility will be located at the Middle Georgia Regional Airport and is part of MHIRJ's growing footprint in North America servicing the CRJ Series fleet. MHIRJ CEO & President Hiro Yamamoto said “We have experienced phenomenal growth in our business and are in the middle of a strategic expansion plan of our MRO infrastructure in the United States. The new Macon facility is MHIRJ's first investment in the state of Georgia and will allow us to expand our business and bring our operations closer to some of our key customers."
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