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North American Newsletter 19 April

North American Newsletter 19 April

Air France Announces new Paris CDG to Denver route

Air France will launch on 2nd a new connection between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Denver International Airport operating three times weekly be operated by a Boeing 787-9 with a capacity of 279 seats (30 in Business cabin, 21 in Premium Economy and 228 in Economy).

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of One New Airbus A321-200neo LR Aircraft to Air Astana

Air Lease Corporation announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200neo LR aircraft on long-term lease to Air Astana.  This aircraft, featuring Pratt & Whitney PW1133G engines, is the fifth new A321-200neo LR to deliver to Air Astana from ALC’s order book with Airbus

Aviation Capital Group Promotes Carter White to Chief Revenue Officer

Aviation Capital Group announced that Carter White has been promoted to Chief Revenue Officer, effective 1st May, and will join ACG’s Senior Leadership Team at that time.

Boeing Forecasts Sufficient Capital for Aviation Finance

Boeing projects global and diversified funding will continue to flow into the aircraft financing sector as the aviation sector navigates the global pandemic and vaccine deployment continues to accelerate. The 2021 Current Aircraft Finance Market Outlook (CAFMO), the first published since 2019, reflects Boeing’s near-term view of market dynamics and assesses financing sources for new commercial aircraft deliveries. Boeing Capital Corporation President Tim Myers said “Financiers and investors understand the industry’s resilience and the long-term fundamentals that make aircraft a valuable asset class, despite the unprecedented impacts of COVID-19 on the global aerospace industry, there generally continues to be liquidity in the market for our customers, and we expect it to further improve as travel begins to rebound.”

Chorus Aviation announces aircraft leasing transaction with Cobham Aviation Services

Chorus Aviation announced that Chorus Aviation Capital has leased one Dash 8-400 aircraft (MSN 4224) to National Jet Express, a subsidiary of Cobham Aviation Services. This aircraft, which was modified and repurposed by Chorus’ subsidiary, Voyageur Aviation Corp., to support Cobham’s operations to both paved and unpaved runways at remote sites throughout Australia.

Frontier Airlines Announces 8 New Routes, Adds 3 Summer Destinations

Frontier Airlines announced its expansion of summer 2021 service with eight new nonstop routes, including the addition of three new destinations: Nassau, The Bahamas; San Jose, Costa Rica and St. Maarten. Frontier Airlines CEO & President Barry Biffle said “We’re delighted to add eight new routes this summer and expand Frontier’s international network with three new destinations: Nassau, San Jose and St. Maarten, in the same week that we added Guatemala City and San Salvador to our network. Sun-seeking travellers have more options than ever to take an affordable and unforgettable trip this summer with Frontier. Our team is looking forward to welcoming vacationers aboard these exciting new flights.”

GA Telesis Announces Four Additional Firm Orders for 737-800 Freighter Conversions with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc.

GA Telesis announced four additional firm orders for 737-800SF freighter conversions with Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. The contract was executed by GAT’s LIFT Group. The first of the two originally contracted passenger-to-freighter  conversions was completed in March and delivered to Ethiopian Airlines. The second freighter aircraft is expected to be completed in May 2021. The additional order will be comprised of three conversion slots in the second half of 2021, with the remaining conversion slot reserved for early 2022. All work will be performed by authorized AEI Conversion Center, Commercial Jet, in Dothan.

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