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North America Newsletter 23 April

North America Newsletter 23 April

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of New Airbus A330-900neo Aircraft with Air Mauritius

Air Lease Corporation announced 18 April the delivery of one new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft on long-term lease to Air Mauritius. Featuring Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines, this Airbus aircraft is the first of two A330-900neos to deliver to the airline from ALC’s order book with Airbus.

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of First of Six New Airbus A321-200neo LR Aircraft with Air Arabia

Air Lease Corporation announced 15 April the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft on long-term lease to Air Arabia. Featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, this aircraft is the first of six A321-200neo LRs scheduled to deliver to Air Arabia through 2020 from ALC’s order book with Airbus. This A321-200neo LR is also ALC’s first Airbus long-range A321neo to deliver to the Lessor.

Allegiant Files Application With U.S. Department Of Transportation To Offer Scheduled Service To Mexico

Allegiant 22 April signaled its next phase of growth as the industry leader in offering affordable, non-stop flight options for leisure travelers by filing an application with the U.S. Department of Transportation to offer scheduled service between the United States and Mexico. The DOT application is the first step in the process for Allegiant to begin scheduled service to Mexico. Projected dates and locations for commencement of service will be announced at later dates as the process moves forward.

American Airlines Opens Line Maintenance Station at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport

American Airlines announced 16 April it will open a new Line Maintenance station at Houston’s George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) just in time for the summer peak season. The airline’s 29th Line Maintenance .The Line Maintenance station at IAH will be staffed with approximately 46 AMTs and other support personnel who will perform maintenance on the carrier’s Boeing 737 and Airbus A319, A320 and A321 aircraft.

Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of A350XWB Aircraft to Asiana Airlines

Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG) announced 16 April the delivery of a new Airbus A350-900 to Asiana Airlines, the first of two new A350-900 aircraft deliveries on long-term lease to Asiana Airlines. The aircraft was transferred to Asiana Airlines at a ceremony in the Airbus Delivery Centre in Toulouse. The second aircraft is scheduled for delivery in October.

Bombardier Celebrates Delivery of First CRJ900 Aircraft to Uganda Airlines

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft 16 April celebrated the delivery of the first two of four CRJ900 aircraft ordered by Uganda National Airlines Company in July 2018. The new airline has selected Bombardier and the CRJ900 regional jets fitted with the ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for its upcoming debut, making it the first operator in Africa with this enhanced cabin experience.

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express Carrier, Welcomes Ajit Jacob as Managing Director of Transformation

ExpressJet Airlines, a United Express carrier, recently welcomed Ajit Jacob as Managing Director of Transformation. In this newly created role, he will lead expansion of the company’s corporate infrastructure and support functions, as the airline grows with new Embraer E175s and hires more than 600 pilots in 2019.

Flair Airlines Flight Attendants Ratify First Collective Agreement

Flair Airlines announced 15 April that the previously negotiated contract between Flair and The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE 4060) has now been ratified. The new 10-year agreement provides competitive market wages and flexibility in scheduling. Flair Airlines currently employs 122 flight attendants.

Newly Transformed and Customer Focused Silver Airways Makes History with First New ATR-600 Series Flight in United States

Silver Airways has undergone a complete operational and customer service transformation and in doing so is reinventing the regional flying sector by being the first U.S. carrier to operate the newly redesigned and technologically advanced, customer friendly ATR-600 series aircraft. Silver Airways has taken delivery of three of up to 50 new ATR-600 series aircraft. Silver intends to take delivery and begin operating five more ATR-42-600s in 2019, and subject to regulatory approval, the airline is planning to take delivery of at least three ATR-72-600s this year. All of the initial 20 aircraft are expected to be in service by 2020.

United Airlines Preparing New Nonstop Seasonal Service Between New York/Newark and Cape Town, South Africa

United Airlines 15 April applied with the U.S. Department of Transportation for authority to begin new service between New York/Newark Liberty International Airport and Cape Town International Airport. United plans to operate Boeing 787-9 service three-times weekly flights to Cape Town starting in December 2019.

United Airlines Expects To Deliver Peer-Leading Pre-Tax Margin Growth During First-Quarter 2019

United Airlines (UAL) announced 16 April that a combination of strong top-line revenue performance and effective cost management led to first-quarter pre-tax margin growth that is expected to lead its peers. The company remains confident that it will deliver on its long-term adjusted diluted earnings per share2 (EPS) targets of $10 to $12 in 2019 and $11 to $13 in 2020.

United Tech Ops Announces PW4000 Overhaul Partnership

United Technical Operations announced 22 April it is partnering with Fortress Transportation and Infrastructure Investors LLC (FTAI) Aviation for PW4000-94″ overhauls. FTAI Aviation purchased surplus engines from United and chose United’s MRO Services for the program. This partnership will foster growth Engine MRO and build a platform for success throughout the coming years. United has already inducted the first three engines into its San Francisco facility.

With JetBlue’s First Airbus A321neo Delivery Nearing, Airline Announces First New Route Made Possible by Aircraft’s Extended Range and Increased Fuel-Efficiency

JetBlue announced 15 April that delivery of the airline’s first Airbus A321neo (new engine option) aircraft is set for this spring with entry into service this summer. The A321neo will make it possible for JetBlue to operate a new, nonstop route between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guayaquil, Ecuador’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE). The extended flying capabilities of the A321neo opens up a host of new markets which JetBlue’s existing fleet could not serve with nonstop flights.

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