Alaska Airlines to swap 10 A320s for 13 B737 MAX 9s
25.11.2020 – 13:17 UTC
Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int’l) has reached an settlement whereby it should promote all 10 of its remaining owned A320-200s to Air Lease Company which can, in flip, lease the airline 13 incremental B737-9s.
The B737 MAX 9s are scheduled to ship between the second half of 2021 by way of the top of 2022 and can come on prime of one other 32 of the sort that Alaska Airlines has on direct order from Boeing.
Following the sale of the A320s to ALC, Alaska Airlines will lease the models again for a brief time frame throughout its transition to the B737 MAX fleet, “on phrases that align with Alaska Airlines’ fleet modernization and rationalization over the following few years”.
In line with the ch-aviation fleets possession module, Alaska Airlines operates fifty A320-200s, of which it solely owns the 10 now offered to ALC. The remaining 40 are dry-leased from a wide range of lessors, however none from ALC. The airline inherited its complete fleet of Airbus narrowbodies, which additionally consists of…
Jackson Gap, Wyoming to shut for runway works in 2Q21
19.11.2020 – 11:47 UTC
Jackson Gap, WY will shut for runway works between April and June 2021, thereby impacting the providers of Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Air Strains, Frontier Airlines, and United Airlines.
The airport can be closed to each airline and common aviation visitors, with particular closure dates to be introduced quickly, in accordance with an organization assertion. Whereas the 1,920 x 46-metre runway 01/19 is being reconstructed, two terminal enchancment tasks may also be tackled, together with the remodelling of the safety screening checkpoint and the enlargement of the restaurant space. A lot of the funding for the challenge was derived from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the State of Wyoming Division of Aeronautics.
Jackson Gap Airport serves Teton County and Grand Teton Nationwide Park in Wyoming and is a significant gateway to well-liked vacationer locations and ski resorts.
In line with the ch-aviation schedules module, Alaska Airlines operates from Jackson Gap to San Diego Int’l, San José, CA, and Seattle Tacoma Int’l. American, United, and Delta service Jackson Gap…
Texas’s MDI acquires ex-RavnAir Group Half 135 carriers
02.11.2020 – 18:41 UTC
Texas-based engine upkeep supplier and aviation funding fund Monocoque Diversified Pursuits LLC (MDI) has accomplished the acquisition of two Half 135 carriers previously owned by bankrupt RavnAir Group, specifically Hageland Aviation Companies (H6, Saint Mary’s) and Frontier Flying Service (FTA, Fairbanks Int’l).
Decide Brendan L. Shannon of the US Chapter Courtroom for the District of Delaware permitted the transaction on September 29, 2020. For a complete consideration of USD1.eight million, MDI, by way of its subsidiary Rambler Air, has purchased the complete capital stock of each airways, their certificates, eight Piper (twin piston) PA-31s with engines and propellers, in addition to an in depth pool of spare components.
MDI has not assumed any of Hageland Aviation Companies or Frontier Flying Companies’ liabilities which arose earlier than the transaction. Additionally it is not a authorized successor to the 2 airways for the needs of their contractual commitments. The courtroom explicitly underlined that no contract with Alaska Air Group, together with Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, is topic to the acquisition.
The one exception is…
Alaska Airlines ponders way forward for A320 leases
27.10.2020 – 06:27 UTC
Alaska Airlines (AS, Seattle Tacoma Int’l) is evaluating choices concerning the dry-leases of round two-thirds of its Airbus plane that are on account of expire over the following three years, Govt Vice-President and Chief Monetary Officer Shane Tackett mentioned in the course of the provider’s quarterly earnings name.
“Over the following three years, we’ll see the expiration of 42 of our 61 Airbus leases, which represents a chance to both lengthen these leases at far decrease charges to what we pay at this time or presumably substitute them with bigger, extra environment friendly plane,” he mentioned.
In line with the ch-aviation fleets superior module, Alaska Airlines at the moment operates fifty-one A320-200s and ten A321-200Ns. All of those plane have been inherited from Virgin America (VX, San Francisco, CA), though six A321neo have been delivered to Alaska after the merger. The provider owns ten A320-200s and dry-leases the remaining 51.
Tackett underlined that the expiration of the leases wouldn’t essentially result in the trimming of the airline’s fleet. As Alaska Airlines is “very cognizant” of its lease bills,…