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North American Newsletter 24 August

North American Newsletter 24 August

AEI To Provide Nauru Airlines With Second B737-300SF Freighter Conversion

Aeronautical Engineers, Inc. (AEI) announced it will provide Nauru Airlines with a second 10-pallet position B737-300SF freighter conversion. The aircraft (MSN 25607) will commence modification at Commercial Jet’s Miami, Florida facility in mid-January 2021 and is scheduled for redelivery in May 2021.

American Airlines Suspends Service to 15 Markets in October as CARES Act Service Commitment Expires

American Airlines announced it will adjust its October schedule to remove service to 15 markets as a result of low demand and the expiration of the air service requirements associated with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. This is the first step as American continues to evaluate its network and plans for additional schedule changes in the coming weeks.

Enter Air to Purchase up to Four Boeing 737-8 Jets

Boeing and Enter Air announced the Polish airline is expanding its commitment to the 737 family with a new order for two 737-8 aircraft plus options for two more jets. Senior vice president of Commercial Sales and Marketing, The Boeing Company Ihssane Mounir said “We are humbled by Enter Air’s commitment to the Boeing 737 family. Their order for additional 737-8s underscores their confidence in the airplane and the men and women of Boeing. We look forward to building on our decade-long partnership with Enter Air and working with the airline to safely return their full 737 fleet to commercial service.”

Mexican ULCC, Viva Aerobus, Announces Its New Non-Stop Flights Dallas Fort Worth – Monterrey (Mexico)

Viva Aerobus announced a new route from Dallas Fort Worth to Monterrey, Mexico. Its operation will begin on September 17 with 2 weekly flights scheduled on Thursdays and Sundays. These flights will be conducted on the Airbus A320 aircraft.

New ATSG Venture Provides Training for Airline Pilots

Air Transport Services Group announced that it has formed a new venture, Airborne Training Services, to provide training under a Part 142 certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration to airline pilots on Boeing 757s and 767s, and has completed an agreement with Avenger Flight Group, LLC, to extend its capacity, including the availability of a Boeing 777 flight simulator. The company’s training center is located within ATSG’s facilities at the Wilmington Air Park in Ohio, where it offers in-depth classroom instruction and flight training on FAA-certified Level C Boeing 767 and Boeing 757 full flight simulators.

Transport Canada Approves Constant’s CL604 Upgrade

Constant Aviation has received Transport Canada Civil Aviation approval for its Bombardier  Challenger 604 flight deck upgrade, representing a promising new area of business for the Cleveland-based MRO provider. The upgrade replaces the Challenger 604’s factory-installed CRT displays with Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion touchscreens. The Transport Canada STC validation enables Constant to install the upgrade on Canadian-registered Challenger 604s. Moreover, it marks the first step toward international growth for the program with EASA approval pending.

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