Aviation Capital Group Announces Delivery of Seventh A320neo to Viva Air
Aviation Capital Group announced the delivery of one new Airbus A320neo aircraft on long-term lease to Viva Air. This aircraft, featuring CFM International LEAP-1A engines, is the seventh A320neo to deliver to Viva Air as part of a multi-aircraft transaction between ACG and the airline.
Breeze Airways – All New US Airline Launches with 13 Embraer Jets
Breeze Airways, a new US carrier from JetBlue founder David Neeleman, launched operations with a planned fleet of 13 Embraer jets. The first flights operate between Charleston, SC, Tampa, FL and Hartford, CT, commencing 27th May, with remaining destinations to be added each week through July 2021. Breeze will take delivery of all 13 leased jets through the summer, to reach an initial fleet of 10 E190s, and 3 E195s. With plans to grow the fleet further before the end of the year. David Neeleman, CEO and Founder of Breeze Airways, said, “Embraer’s E-Jets are phenomenal at building out new airlines, and growing and supporting new routes. They are the masters at doing this, as proven by my previous airline ventures – and, no middle seats! The flexibility the family of aircraft provides, allows us to meet fluctuating demand profitably – exactly what all airlines need right now. Having the E-Jets as a core part of our team gives me enormous confidence.”
C&L Aviation Group Signs Order for Multiple ERJ 135/145 Semi-Private Aftermarket Modifications
C&L Aviation Services (C&L), a C&L Aviation Group company, has signed an additional contract for multiple ERJ 135 and 145 semi-private aircraft modifications. The upgrades come on the heels of recently completing similar upgrades on a number of ERJ 135 aircraft. The project consists of converting the aircraft to a 16-23 seat first-class experience complete with in-seat power, LED lighting, WIFI, removal of overhead bins, upgraded leather interior seating, 1X1 seating using C&L’s flat-floor modification STC, and the installation of a premium Bongiovi speakerless cabin audio system.
GA Telesis and Air Transport Services Group Announce Joint Venture to Build U.S.-Based Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (SPAH)
GA Telesis announced that it has entered into a joint venture agreement with Air Transport Services Group to build a GA Telesis Specialized Procedures Aeroengine Hospital (“SPAH”) in the Central or Midwest of the United States. The SPAH will be capable of inducting more than 200 engines per year. The US-based SPAH is projected to be operational in Q1 of 2022 with full FAA approvals and is similarly evaluating proposals for the design, construction, and location of a state-of-the-art test cell projected to produce up to 100,000 lbs of thrust.
Lufthansa Technik supports Flair Airlines’ Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft
Lufthansa Technik and Canadian ultra low-cost carrier Flair Airlines have signed a comprehensive Total Component Support (TCS®) contract covering repair and overhaul of components for the airline’s fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft. Up to 24 aircraft from the airline’s current and future fleet are included over a period of ten years. Support for the aircraft started in April 2021.
United Airlines Names Edward ‘Ted’ Philip as Non-Executive Chairman of Its Board of Directors
United Airlines announced that Edward “Ted” Philip will assume the role of non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Philip has served as a United board member since 2016, and as lead director since May 2020. Philip brings nearly three decades of corporate leadership across several industries. “Ted’s storied career and leadership across the finance, technology and healthcare sectors have made him an invaluable member of the United board. His insights and financial expertise will be critical as we look ahead to United’s ‘return to new’ and focus on becoming the global leader in aviation,” said United CEO Scott Kirby. “I also want to express my gratitude to Oscar for his leadership and the groundwork he laid that enabled United to persevere through the most disruptive crisis in our history. He will be missed by the entire United team.”
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