31 Aug 2020
North American Newsletter 31 August
Boeing 737NG freighter delivery to China-based Tianjin Air Cargo
Spectre Cargo Solutions announced another milestone in its development through its Irish entity NGF Overseas Aircraft Ltd it delivered a Boeing 737-700BDSF aircraft to Tianjin Air Cargo (TJAC). The freighter is on a long-term operating lease with Tianjin Air Cargo. It is the first Boeing freighter of the type to be delivered to a Chinese operator. Spectre’s order book currently exceeds 30 freighters across 737-800BDSF & -700BDSF (IAI), 737-800BCF (Boeing) and 757-200PCF (Precision).
GA Telesis Awarded Global Tooling Distribution Agreement with Shockform Aeronautique
GA Telesis, LLC, announces an agreement with Quebec- based Shockform Aeronautique to become a worldwide distributor of their extensive product line of manual peening process equipment. This partnership immediately expands the offerings of GA Telesis’ Tarmac Solutions Group to supply specialized tooling and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) for airline operators, MROs, corporate and government aircraft.
Global Crossing Airlines Signs for First Airbus A321 Passenger Aircraft
Global Crossing Airlines announce the signing of a letter of intent for its first Airbus A321-200 under an operating lease with Magnetic Leasing. The Aircraft, a 2005 year build previously operated by a major government owned Asian airline, is expected to be delivered to GlobalX in December 2020. Delivery will occur after signing of definitive lease documents and painting the Aircraft in GlobalX colors at IAC in Lake City, Florida.
Swoop takes off with recovery strategy and the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport
Swoop announced the start of operations at Toronto Pearson Airport on 25 October and is well-positioned to serve price-sensitive travellers while stimulating demand in Canada's largest market. "Travel is beginning to rebound, and we want to help encourage Canadians to reconnect with family and friends or plan that long-awaited vacation," says Charles Duncan, President, Swoop. "With the robust health and safety measures we have put in place on each of our flights, travellers in Toronto will now have more affordable air travel options than ever before."
TSA Screens 800,000 At US Airports In A Day
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) reported that it served over 800,000 individuals at American airport screening lanes on Sunday 9 August the first occasion since 17 March
U.S. DOT To Ban Charter Flights to Cuba
Charter flights between the U.S. and Cuba are expected to be prohibited, except for public charters to and from Havana as well as for emergency medical purposes, search and rescue, and “other travel deemed to be in the interest of the United States,” effective from 13 October according to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Although published by the DOT as a notice of suspension, additional wording indicates the decision might not be final.
XOJet Aviation Giving 16 Twinjets a Makeover
XOJet Aviation is in the midst of a fleet refurbishment program for 16 of its medium-cabin twinjets that will mean new interiors and exterior paint for some of its oldest Challenger 300s reported AinOnline. The cabin program is an effort to align the XOJet Aviation Challenger 300 fleet with that of the interiors and exteriors of the VistaJet Challenger 350 fleet. (Both companies are units of Vista Global Holdings.) In addition, VistaJet's silver and red livery will be applied to XOJet's Citation Xs.
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