16 Nov 2020
North American Newsletter 16 November
Alaska Airlines promotes two experienced leaders to vice president positions
With a continuing focus on strategic growth during a period of recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, Alaska Airlines' board of directors has elected two highly experienced leaders to new roles as vice presidents: Sandy Stelling becomes vice president of strategy, analytics and transformation, and Brett Catlin becomes vice president of network and alliances.
Boeing Forecasts Strong Growth in China’s Aviation Market Despite Near-term Challenges
Boeing expects China’s airlines to acquire 8,600 new aircraft valued at $1.4 trillion and commercial aviation services valued at $1.7 trillion over the next 20 years, reflecting an expected robust recovery following the COVID-19 pandemic. Boeing shared its annual China market forecast today as part of the 2020 Commercial Market Outlook (CMO), which shows anticipated demand for commercial airplanes and services. China’s rapidly growing middle class, increased economic growth and growing urbanization are all factors in the Boeing forecast, suggesting the country will lead passenger travel globally in the next few years.
Delta, Los Angeles International Airport accelerate terminal transformation by 18 months
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined leaders from Delta and Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) announced the acceleration of the Delta Sky Way terminal modernization project a $1.86 billion project to modernize, upgrade and connect Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Bradley International Terminal that will now be ready in mid-2023.
GA Telesis Engine Strategy Group Appoints Katy Zhao as Director of Business Development China
GA Telesis announces the appointment of Katy Zhao as Director of Business Development China with the Engine Strategy Group. GAT is stepping up its global presence with both talent and strategic operations as part of its Company's Turbine Vision 2020 strategy. Zhao is one of several industry pros recently to join the Engine Strategy Group as the scope of TV 2020 grows.
Lilium Unveils Plans for Florida Air Mobility Network
The new Orlando-area Lake Nona development is set to be the site of the first vertiport in a planned air mobility network for Florida. In a November 11 announcement, German eVTOL aircraft manufacturer Lilium said it will partner with Tavistock Development Company and the city of Orlando to build a vertiport at the heart of the new residential community as part of the wider Aerotropolis business park, which is adjacent to Orlando International Airport. According to Lilium, the Lake Nona vertiport will be the first hub for a network that will provide flight connections for more than 20 million Floridians living within a radius of 185 miles
Textron Aviation Hands Over First King Air 360
Beechcraft King Air 360 launch customer Stamoules Produce took delivery of the first refreshed copy of the venerable turboprop twin yesterday at Textron Aviation’s east Wichita campus. Since 1964, nearly 7,600 King Airs have been delivered to customers around the world. With the fleet accounting for more than 62 million flight hours over 56 years, King Air variants have served civilian, military, and special missions markets.
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