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USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 December

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 3 December

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of One New Airbus A321-200 Aircraft with Frontier Airlines

Air Lease Corporation 29 November announced the delivery of one new Airbus A321-200 aircraft on long-term lease to Frontier Airlines featuring CFM International CFM56-5B3/3 engines, this A321-200 is the first of two A321-200 aircraft confirmed to deliver to Frontier Airlines from ALC’s order book with Airbus. Traditional to Frontier Airlines, this A321-200 aircraft will unveil a new special livery with a “Xavier, The Mountain Goat” animal tail.

Air Lease Corporation Announces Delivery of First of Four New Boeing 737 MAX 8 Aircraft with Cayman Airways

Air Lease Corporation 29 November announced the delivery of one new Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft featuring CFM International LEAP-1B27 engines on long-term lease to Cayman Airways (KX). This Boeing 737 MAX 8 is the first of four 737 MAX 8 aircraft confirmed to deliver to Cayman Airways through 2020 from ALC’s order book with Boeing. With this new ALC aircraft, Cayman Airways will be the first 737 MAX 8 operator in the Caribbean

Air Lease Corporation takes delivery of its first U.S.-manufactured A321 aircraft

Air Lease Corporation (ALC) has taken delivery of its first U.S.-produced A321. The aircraft, delivered from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility in Mobile, Alabama, will be leased to Denver-based Frontier Airlines and features Xavier the Mountain Goat on its vertical tail and Sharklets. The aircraft is also the first U.S.-made A321ceo to enter Frontier’s fleet. The airline has previously taken direct delivery of six A320neos from Airbus’s Mobile production facility.

American Airlines and China Southern Airlines to Expand Partnership

American Airlines and China Southern Airlines are taking steps to strengthen their partnership with a significant expansion of codeshare cooperation and the launch of reciprocal frequent flyer benefits and lounge access. The carriers announced 29 November at a signing ceremony in Guangzhou, China.

American Airlines Introduces Premium A321T Aircraft to Transcontinental Service Between Los Angeles and Boston

American Airlines will introduce its unmatched premium travel experience twice daily on a three-class Airbus A321T between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and Boston Logan International Airport (BOS) beginning April 2, 2019.

GA Telesis Component Solutions Group (CSG) Announces Acquisition and Disassembly of an Airbus A330-200 Aircraft

GA Telesis, LLC announced 29 November the acquisition of an Airbus A330-200 (MSN 255) for disassembly and support of its increase in demand for inventory. The disassembly is taking place in the United Kingdom, where key components will then be routed to its UK and US-based distribution facilities. The inventory will be used in support of the GA Telesis’ iGEAR, SNAP and ACCESS programs as well as day-to-day sales requirements of the company’s airline and MRO customers worldwide.

Indigo Partners and WOW air Reach Preliminary Agreement

Indigo Partners LLC and WOW have agreed in principle for Indigo to invest in WOW. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Following successful completion of due diligence, the parties would work to close as soon as practicable. WOW’s CEO and primary shareholder, Skuli Mogensen, would remain a principal investor in WOW upon completion of the transaction.

TAP Air Portugal to Add New Routes from USA in 2019: Nonstop Services to Lisbon from Washington-Dulles & Chicago O’Hare to Start in Spring

TAP Air Portugal is expanding again with two new routes from the United States in 2019, adding nonstop service to Lisbon, from Washington, DC and Chicago. TAP will commence five round-trip flights per week between Chicago O’Hare and Lisbon on June 1, 2019, and then add five weekly round-trips between Washington-Dulles and Lisbon on June 16.

United Airlines Announces New Nonstop Service Between Denver and Frankfurt

United Airlines (UAL), the U.S. carrier with the most service to Germany announced 29 November it will begin its 15th daily nonstop flight between the United States and Germany from its hub at Denver International Airport. The airline announced it will begin year-round service between Denver and Frankfurt, Germany, beginning May 2, 2019, subject to government approval

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