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USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 August

USA Aviation Industry Newsletter 8 August

American plans to launch new Beijing flight in November

American Airlines plans to launch its new flight to Beijing from Los Angeles in November, after securing economically viable slots at the Chinese airport. The Fort Worth-based Oneworld Alliance carrier plans to begin daily service on 5 November, it says in a filing with the US Department of Transportation . It has previously said it will use a 289-seat Boeing 777-200 on the route.

Boeing Creates New Organization To Develop, Build Avionics

Boeing has established its own organization to develop and produce avionics and other electronics, the manufacturer said on July 31. Plans call for delivering products in the next decade, positioning Boeing to compete against avionics suppliers such as Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and GE Aviation. The Boeing avionics organization is focused on producing navigation, flight-control and information systems for both commercial and military aircraft.

Delta Air Lines Takes Delivery Of First U.S.-Based Airbus A350 Widebody Aircraft

Delta Air Lines took delivery of the world’s first Airbus A350 to be operated by a U.S commercial air carrier. Delta plans to use its A350 fleet for long haul flights. The aircraft received this past weekend is slated to eventually enter service on a route between Detroit and Tokyo. First, however, it needs to spend 10 weeks in the United States preparing to enter service. On October 30th, the aircraft will officially enter service.

Ducommun Lands New Work for 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter Program

Ducommun Incorporated has begun work to manufacture aluminum aircraft structures for the Next-Generation 737-800 Boeing Converted Freighter (BCF) program. Ducommun is manufacturing fuselage skins that frame the cargo door of the converted aircraft at the Company’s operations in Gardena and Orange, Calif., through 2021. According to Boeing, the first 737-800BCF is expected to be delivered in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Group including several US airlines pushes back on majors’ Gulf campaign

A group including several US airlines, US airports and US companies associated with tourism has urged Congress to reaffirm Open Skies agreements and reject pleas from American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines to take action against the major Gulf carriers over alleged subsidies.

Orlando to Amsterdam nonstop on Delta begins March 30

Delta will directly link Central Florida to The Netherlands and dozens of convenient connections into Europe when new service between Orlando International Airport and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol debuts on March 30, 2018, operated by a Boeing 767-300ER.

Precision and ATSG Announce Joint Venture for Passenger-to-Freighter Conversion of Airbus A321-200 Aircraft

Precision Aircraft Solutions, LLC (PAS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Erickson Group Ltd. (EGL) of Beaverton, Oregon, and Air Transport Services Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATSG) through its subsidiary Cargo Aircraft Management, Inc. (CAM) of Wilmington, Ohio announced the formation of 321 Precision Conversions, LLC, a joint-venture company to develop a passenger-to-freighter conversion of Airbus A321-200 aircraft.

U.S. GIV Owners Have 36 Months To Retrofit Gust Locks

U.S. owners and operators of Gulfstream GIVs, GIV-SPs, G300s and G400s have 36 months from today to comply with FAA AD 2017-13-11, which requires modification of the gust lock system and a revision of the maintenance or inspection program to incorporate functional tests.

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