24 Sep 2018
USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 24 September
AAR to Service Air New Zealand’s A320ceo and A320neo Fleets
AAR will provide full power-by-the-hour (PBH) support of Air New Zealand’s A320 fleet under a long-term agreement. The contract covers a total of 48 aircraft including 30 A320ceos and 18 A320neos.
Air France's Airbus A380 Takes Off For Atlanta
Air France will operate a daily flight to Atlanta by Airbus A380 on departure from Paris-Charles de Gaulle. The superjumbo will replace the Boeing 777-200ER on one of the two non-stop services available every day, increasing capacity by 236 seats per flight.
Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of Boeing 787-9 Aircraft with Air New Zealand
Air Lease Corporation announced 19 September the delivery of one new Boeing 787-9 aircraft on long-term lease to Air New Zealand from ALC’s order book with Boeing.
Atlas Air Worldwide Announces 747-400F Aircraft Transportation Services Agreement With SF Express
Atlas Air, Inc. unit has entered into an aircraft transportation services agreement to operate a Boeing 747-400 Freighter for SF Express, China’s leading express service provider, to enhance operating capability between China and the United States. Atlas Air (AAWW) will operate the aircraft on behalf of SF Express on key global routes across the fast-growing transpacific market, connecting China with the United States. The aircraft is an incremental unit in Atlas Air’s fleet in response to customer demand and will enter into service in October 2018.
Boeing Delivers First 787 Dreamliner for Shanghai Airlines
Boeing and Shanghai Airlines 21 September celebrated the delivery of the carrier's first 787-9 Dreamliner. The airline says it plans to use the super-efficient and passenger-preferred Dreamliner to upgrade its regional and long-range service from its base in China's largest city. The new airplane, with a special symbol of "100" on its fuselage, is the 100th airplane for Shanghai Airlines, a subsidiary of China Eastern Airlines.
KLM to launch new Amsterdam-Las Vegas route
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will soon be expanding its global network to include Las Vegas. As of summer 2019, operating three times a week with a The flights will be operated using B787-9 (Dreamliner) equipment. Las Vegas will become KLM’s 18th North Atlantic destination.
Liebherr-Aerospace to Supply Main Gear Steering Equipment for Boeing’s 777 and 777X
Boeing Commercial Airplanes has awarded Liebherr-Aerospace another contract for their 777 and 777X programs. Liebherr-Aerospace will deliver two electronic components of the main gear steering system for the two wide-bodies: the main gear steering control unit and the nose gear steering position transducer.
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