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North America Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December

North America Aviation Industry Newsletter 14 December

Cargojet Announces Expansion Of ACMI Services With DHL

Cargojet Inc announced the expansion of its dedicated ACMI aircraft agreement with DHL Express with the addition of three international routes. The new routes are operated by three (3) dedicated B767-300F Cargojet freighter aircraft between Hamilton, Canada; DHL Express hub in Cincinnati, Ohio; and continuing to Monterrey, Mexico; and the United Kingdom.

DAE delivers first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines

Dubai Aerospace Enterprise (DAE) announced that it has delivered the first of 18 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft to American Airlines as part of the Purchase and Leaseback agreement signed with American in the third quarter of this year. Delivery of the remaining aircraft is expected to be completed in the coming months. Firoz Tarapore, Chief Executive Officer of DAE commented “We are delighted to be in a position to offer a meaningful solution to American Airlines, a long-term customer of DAE, and to see the Boeing 737 MAX return to service. We are also pleased to further invest in these technologically advanced and fuel-efficient aircraft types in line with our commitment to environmental sustainability. The Boeing 737 MAX boasts superior fuel efficiency and reduced emissions and noise pollution, underpinning DAE’s commitment to transition its fleet to newer technology assets, reducing the environmental impact of our business and supporting DAE’s customers’ ambitions to become more sustainable operators. Our owned and committed fleet includes 22 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft.”

GA Telesis Announces the Purchase of One (1) PW4056-3 Engine from Air Atlanta Icelandic for Disassembly

GA Telesis announced the purchase of one (1) Pratt & Whitney PW4056-3 engine last operated by Air Atlanta Icelandic. The transaction was recently concluded by the Component Solutions Group (CSG), whereas the engine will be immediately inducted for disassembly. The removed material will be directly routed to repair with our approved MRO vendor base.

Global Crossing Airlines Signs Operating Lease Agreement for Second Airbus A320 Family Aircraft

Global Crossing Airlines announced the signing of an operating lease agreement for its second aircraft, GlobalX’s first Airbus A320-200 with Dubai Aerospace Enterprise. The Aircraft, a 2005 vintage, is scheduled to be delivered to GlobalX in late December, 2020. Delivery will occur after routine inspection/acceptance flights and completion of the painting of the Aircraft in GlobalX livery. The painting slot has been reserved at IAC in Amarillo, Texas.

JetBlue’s First Airbus A220 Takes Flight

The first Airbus A220-300 for JetBlue Airways has completed its inaugural test flight from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, announced Airbus. The aircraft performed its test sequences last Wednesday evening. Airbus expects to deliver the first of 70 A220s to New York-based JetBlue by the end of the year. JetBlue increased the size of its A220 order to 70 aircraft at the 2019 Paris Air Show, only six months after announcing an initial order for 60 aircraft in January 2019. JetBlue’s new A220-300 bears a special “Hops” livery on its tailfin; the airline has chosen a single-class cabin configuration for short-range, high-frequency connections to longer trips with its A320 narrowbodies.

Pratt and Whitney and MTU Maintenance send strong signal to aftermarket

International Aero Engines LLC and MTU Maintenance have signed an 11-year PW1100G-JM aftermarket agreement, committing themselves to further investment in the engine’s aftermarket network. The contract covers a significant quantity of shop visits per year, in addition to the existing and substantial commitments to the program. This is a clear and strong signal to the industry that, despite the current unprecedented crisis it is facing, both companies still believe in the mid and long-term success of the PW1100G-JM engine program – part of the GTF family and flying on the A320neo.

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