11 Feb 2019
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 11 February
American Airlines and British Airways to Unify Operations at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport
American Airlines, British Airways, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) announced future plans to co-locate their operations in New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) Terminal 8. Moving under the same roof will allow American and British Airways to offer enhanced service between New York and London, further strengthening the airlines’ Atlantic Joint Business partnership. American and British Airways will invest $344 million in Terminal 8 over the next three years to prepare for the co-location in 2022.
Boeing Forecasts Middle East Aviation Services Market at $745 Billion
Boeing projects the Middle East will require $745 billion in aviation services through 2037 to keep pace with growing passenger and freight traffic in the region, according to a new report released today at MRO Middle East in Dubai. The high value services market is largely driven by the demand for nearly 3,000 new commercial aircraft in the Middle East over the next twenty years, more than tripling the existing fleet.
Boeing Partners with Aerion to Accelerate Supersonic Travel
Boeing announced 5 February a partnership with Aerion, a Reno, Nev.-based company pioneering next-generation supersonic aircraft. As part of the agreement, Boeing made a significant investment in Aerion to accelerate technology development and aircraft design, and unlock supersonic air travel for new markets. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Delta’s A220s take to the skies for first customer flights
Delta took delivery of its first A220 in October 2018, and recently announced an order for 15 additional A220s, extending its order book to 90 total aircraft. The carrier operated its first passenger service on 7 February from New York La Guardia to Dallas Forth Worth.
ExpressJet Airlines Announces Houston as First Embraer E175 Crew Base
ExpressJet Airlines announced 7 February Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) as the first flight crew base for its new Embraer E175 fleet. "Houston is a great place to live and is highly accessible for crew members who commute," said Vice President of Flight Operations Greg Wooley. "We're proud that it will be the first home for our E175s and look forward to announcing a second base location soon."
ExpressJet Airlines Names John Greenlee Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control
ExpressJet Airlines announced 7 February John Greenlee has been named Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Planning and Operations Control. In this new role, he will lead ExpressJet in delivering top-tier operational reliability and efficiency. Greenlee joins ExpressJet with more than 20 years of finance, fleet planning and regional airline experience at United Airlines and Continental Airlines.
United Adds More Than 1,600 New Premium Seats to International, Domestic and Regional Aircraft
United Airlines announced 6 February the next step in its commitment to making more customers more comfortable by adding more than 1,600 United Polaris® business class and United First seats to nearly 250 international and domestic aircraft. Additionally, United will revolutionize the regional flying experience by introducing the two-cabin, 50-seat Bombardier CRJ 550 aircraft to its fleet.
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