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North American Newsletter 5 October

North American Newsletter 5 October

Air Lease Corporation Announces Lease Placement of 31 New Airbus Aircraft with ITA

Air Lease Corporation announced  that ITA, the new national airline of Italy, has agreed to lease 31 new ALC aircraft consisting of 15 A220s, two A320neos, nine A321neos and five A330-900neos on long-term lease from ALC’s orderbook with Airbus.  The 31 aircraft will deliver to the airline progressively beginning in the second half of 2022 through early 2025.

Aviation Capital Group Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power Up to 17 More Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney announced that Aviation Capital Group LLC (ACG), a leading aircraft operating lessor, has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power an additional 10 firm Airbus A320neo family aircraft, bringing its total to 40 firm GTF-powered A320neo family aircraft. ACG also has the option to power an additional 7 A320neo family aircraft with GTF engines.

BOC Aviation Selects Pratt & Whitney GTF™ Engines to Power up to 25 More Airbus A320neo Family Aircraft

Pratt & Whitney today announced that BOC Aviation has selected Pratt & Whitney GTF™ engines to power its latest order of 10 firm and 15 option Airbus A320neo family aircraft. The aircraft are expected to enter service beginning in 2022. “The GTF powers a significant proportion of our A320neo family fleet and we are delighted to be ordering more,“ said Robert Martin, MD & CEO of BOC Aviation. “The GTF is a highly efficient engine that continues to deliver cost savings and environmental benefits to our airline customers.”

Genesis orders two 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighters

Genesis announced it has entered into an agreement with Boeing to convert two 737-800 aircraft into freighters. The first 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) will be completed and ready to enter into service in spring 2022 with a second aircraft ready to enter operations in early 2023.

Global Crossing Airlines Announces LOIs for Three A320 aircraft

Global Crossing Airlines announced the signing of letters of intent to acquire three Airbus A320 aircraft from two major aircraft lessors The Aircraft were previously operated by Virgin America/Alaska Airlines and have full latest technology WiFi capability. Subject to the execution of definitive lease agreements, all three aircraft will be delivered and placed into service at GlobalX over the next 90 days.

Spirit AeroSystems Announces Agreement to Upgrade 757 Fleet for SF Airlines in China

Spirit AeroSystems announced it signed, through its Belfast, Northern Ireland operations (known as Short Brothers), an agreement with SF Airlines (SFA) to modify inlet cowlings for its Boeing 757 cargo freighters. SFA technicians will remove cowlings from the engines and ship them to Spirit’s site in Belfast, Northern Ireland, where the repairs will take place. Once repairs are complete, the cowlings will be shipped back to SFA.

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