21 Jun 2021
North American Newsletter 21 June
Air Canada Supports Economic Recovery as the Country’s Leading Carrier Serving 50 Cities Across Canada
Air Canada’s domestic peak summer schedule beginning at the end of June has been developed to advance the country’s economic recovery and support Canada’s tourism and hospitality businesses during the important summer period. Three new domestic Canada routes, service to 50 Canadian airports. Senior Vice President, Network Planning and Revenue Management Mark Galardo said “With Canada’s ongoing vaccine roll-out acceleration together with various provincial governments’ reopening plans that include travel, this summer is looking brighter. As customers are ready to travel, Air Canada is taking a leadership position to support our partners in Canada’s tourism and hospitality sector with service to 50 destinations from coast to coast, the re-start of regional services and new, non-stop flights. We are especially proud that our new state-of-the-art, Canadian-manufactured Airbus A220 aircraft will be operating across Canada.”
Aircastle Delivers the First of Four A320neo Aircraft to Frontier Airlines
Aircastle announced that it has delivered an Airbus A320neo aircraft to Frontier Airlines. This is the first of four new A320neos that Aircastle will deliver to Frontier in 2021. All four aircraft will be powered by CFM Leap engines to be delivered out of Mobile, Alabama, and are part of Frontier’s existing orderbook of approximately 150 A320 family aircraft on order with Airbus.
AJW Group signs power-by-the-hour contract with TUS Airways
AJW Group has secured a new Power-by-the-Hour (PBH) support contract with Cypriot carrier, TUS Airways. AJW ensured a flexible service launch for the A320 operator, initially with Pool Access and increasing to the full Power-by-the-Hour service contract once operations stabilise beyond the pandemic.
Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of Eighth A320neo to Viva Air
Aviation Capital Group announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Viva Air. This aircraft, featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is the eighth A320neo to deliver to Viva Air as part of a multi-aircraft transaction between ACG and the airline for a total of eight aircraft.
Boeing Completes Successful 737-10 First Flight
Boeing's 737-10, the largest aircraft in the 737 MAX family completed a successful first flight on Friday 18th June. "The airplane performed beautifully," said 737 Chief Pilot Capt. Jennifer Henderson. "The profile we flew allowed us to test the airplane's systems, flight controls and handling qualities, all of which checked out exactly as we expected." Boeing will work closely with regulators to certify the airplane prior to its scheduled entry into service in 2023. president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Stan Deal said “"The 737-10 is an important part of our customers' fleet plans, giving them more capacity, greater fuel efficiency and the best per-seat economics of any single-aisle airplane. Our team is committed to delivering an airplane with the highest quality and reliability.”
GA Telesis Announces Global Bearing Tooling Distribution Agreement with Aero Staking
GA Telesis announced an agreement with Aero Staking, Inc. to become a global distributor of their extensive product line of aircraft tooling, bearings, and bearing testing equipment. Again, this partnership represents GA Telesis' Tarmac Solutions commitment to supporting airlines and MROs in reducing their overall maintenance costs while finding those solutions all in one location. To date, the Tarmac Solutions division of the Flight Solutions Group (FSG) has expanded its portfolio of aftermarket supplier partnerships, dramatically providing greater overall tool and GSE options for its customers globally.
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