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WestJet of Canada to launch B737 cargo operations in 2Q22
24.06.2021 – 04:16 UTC
WestJet (WS, Calgary) is set to enter the cargo segment with the launch of its first B737-800 (BCF) scheduled for the second quarter of 2022.
“Our new commercial cargo aircraft are a natural evolution of the competitive guest services offered by WestJet over our 25-year history. It will provide freight customers with the reliable on-time performance and competitive cost advantage synonymous with WestJet. – President (Cargo) Charles Duncan said in a statement.
The Canadian carrier did not specify how many B737 freighters it would add to the total, only saying it would increase the fleet throughout 2022. WestJet already offers freight services, albeit using the capacity of hold of its passenger jets.
A spokesperson has since confirmed to ch-aviation that inbound freighters will be placed on the WestJet AOC mainline. There are no plans to obtain a separate certificate for freight.
According to the advanced ch-aviation fleets module, WestJet’s fleet comprises thirteen B737-600s, forty-eight B737-700s, thirty-nine B737-800s, fourteen B737-8s and six B787-9s. Its WestJet Encore …
Southwest Airlines Surpasses B737 MAX 7 Order Book
10.06.2021 – 00:30 UTC
Southwest Airlines (WN, Dallas Love Field) has confirmed thirty-four B737-7 options, with deliveries scheduled for 2022.
The low-cost carrier said in a stock publication that it had converted two options originally slated for potential delivery in 2022, and 32 more, which involved deliveries in later years that have now been brought forward to 2022. The conversion increased Southwest’s B737. MAX 7 order book for a total of 234 units, with deliveries to start from 2022 and continue until 2030. The LCC foresees a rapid ramp-up of the variant fleet as up to 64 deliveries are scheduled for 2022.
Southwest has also adjusted and accelerated its unconfirmed options for the B737 MAX aircraft, which can be exercised as orders for B737-7 or B737-8. After adding 32 new options, he currently holds 268 options for potential deliveries between 2022 and 2027. He does not hold any options for deliveries beyond 2027 at this time.
FAA gives green light for electrical repair of B737 MAX
17.05.2021 – 03:50 UTC
Boeing (BOE, Chicago O’Hare) has gained approval from U.S. regulators to resolve an electrical grounding issue that affected approximately 100 B737-8s, paving the way for their early return to service after shutdowns. flights in early April, Reuters reports.
An FAA official confirmed that the agency had approved the service bulletins and associated instructions, after Boeing sent two bulletins to affected airlines on May 12, advising them on the fixes.
“After obtaining the final FAA approvals, we issued service bulletins for the affected fleet,” Boeing told Reuters. “We are also completing the work as we prepare to resume deliveries. “
On April 8, Boeing notified the FAA that it had recommended 16 operators of a specific group of newly built B737 MAX aircraft to temporarily remove them from service to resolve a manufacturing issue that could affect the operation of a Emergency power control unit in the cockpit. The recommendation was made to make it possible to verify that a sufficient earth path existed for a component of the power supply …
GLOBALX of Florida Provides More Details on Jetlines Spin-Out
22.04.2021 – 08:15 UTC
Global Crossing Airlines Group has released an update on the split of its wholly owned subsidiary Canada Jetlines Operations, formerly known as Jetlines (CJL, Vancouver Int’l), into a shell company, a move originally announced in September. 2020.
The Miami-based charter and freight start-up, operating as GLOBALX (GXA, Miami Int’l), said in an April 20 filing that ownership of Jetlines will be distributed to GlobalX shareholders, including each will receive one Jetlines share for two shares already held in GlobalX.
After the distribution, GlobalX will itself retain 25% of the shares of Jetlines, of which 75% will be held by the shareholders of GlobalX. Upon closing of the transaction – expected by the end of the second quarter of 2021 – Jetlines and GlobalX will operate as separate companies with separate management teams and boards of directors.
It is expected that Jetlines will operate as a Canadian charter carrier once the applicable regulatory approvals are in place. At the closing of the transaction, the group intends to carry out a financing by private placement for …