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North America Newsletter 6 August

North America Newsletter 6 August

Aero Engines LLC Enters Long-Term Lease Agreement for Portfolio of CF34 Engines

Aero Engines LLC., the Joint Venture between SkyWest and Regional One has entered into an agreement to lease its current portfolio of 14 CF34 engines for a 10-year term. The engines are being paired up with CRJ700 airframes owned by Regional One and will be leased for 10 years to a US operator. These assets are expected to enter lease in phases between now and June 2020, with the first commencing this month.

Airbus begins U.S. production of A220 aircraft

Airbus on 5th August officially begun manufacturing the A220 in the U.S. The first team of A220 production workers began work at Airbus’ Mobile, Alabama-based production facility following their recent return from on-the-job training in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, where the A220 programme and primary final assembly line are located.

American Airlines Names Priya Aiyar as Senior Vice President and General Counsel

American Airlines Group announced 6th August that Priya Aiyar will join the airline as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, succeeding Paul Jones, who retired from American earlier this year.

De Havilland Canada and Ethiopian Airlines Celebrate the Delivery of the Milestone Dash 8-400 Aircraft Bearing Serial Number 4600

De Havilland Canada and Ethiopian Airlines celebrated the delivery of the milestone Dash 8-400 aircraft bearing serial number 4600 on Friday 26th July.The aircraft is also the 25th Dash 8-400 aircraft delivered to Ethiopian Airlines.

Japan Airlines Announces Freighter Codeshare Agreement with Kalitta Air

Japan Airlines (JAL) announced 1st August a freighter codeshare arrangement with Kalitta Air. According to the agreement, Kalitta Air will operate 3 codeshare flights per week between Tokyo-Narita and Chicago O’Hare airport, starting August 1, 2019. In recent years, JAL has chartered freighter flights based on seasonal demand, but through this codeshare arrangement with Kalitta Air, the carrier will now offer scheduled freighter services between Asia and North America.

MTU Maintenance signs CF6-80C2 and GE90-110B contracts with Atlas Air Worldwide subsidiaries

MTU Maintenance and long-term partner Atlas Air, Inc., a subsidiary of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc., recently signed a seven-year extension of their CF6-80C2 contract. The contract builds on over 15 years collaboration between the two companies and includes maintenance, repair and overhaul coverage of over 200 engines powering Atlas Air’s B747 and B767 fleets, as well as engine trend monitoring.

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