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Aviation Industry Updates: August 9, 2022

By August 8, 2022August 16th, 2022Industry News

Larger Aircraft For Envoy | More Birds On The Horizon

  • We’re pleased to share that American Airlines Group will add 15 Embraer 170 (E170) aircraft and assign them to Envoy starting in November. These aircraft are in addition to the three new Embraer E175 deliveries previously announced.

  • “We are investing in our people, growing our large regional jet fleet, and continuing to hire the best of the best,” said Envoy President & CEO Pedro Fábregas. “These three key measures lay the foundation for Envoy’s future and our position within AAG.”
  • The Company’s broader goal is to gradually replace all Embraer 145 (E145) aircraft and focus exclusively on our large regional jet (E170/E175) operation over time. We are planning to transfer 15 E145s to Piedmont. The E170 and E175 constitute a single fleet type from an operational perspective and this move will allow us to simplify everything from training, to supply chain, operations and more. Today’s announcement will increase Envoy’s large regional jet fleet to 101 E175s and 27 E170s.
  • “We are pleased with the E170 and its position in our fleet,” adds Envoy Senior Vice President, Air Operations, Dee Temples. “The E170’s spacious first-class cabin matches that of the larger E175, and two-class regional service has proven to be extremely popular with customers. Additionally, being able to operate the E170 and E175 with the same flight crews gives us a lot of flexibility and efficiency. This is a key part of our evolution from a four fleet type airline 14 years ago to a single fleet type in the near future.”
  • Envoy plays an important role in American’s regional operation, operating almost a third of all American Eagle-branded regional flights. We’re committed to evolving our company to help American succeed in its broader network goals.

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American Airlines Suggests Things Are Three Times Worse Than United

KEY POINTS:

  • Its CEO, Robert Isom, stared into his personalized, first-class crystal ball and still saw many dark clouds.
  • He agreed it would be a year before the airline’s bigger planes would be flying normally again. However, he added: “I think it’s dependent on the supply chains of aircraft manufacturers and ultimately, pilot supply to get all back in sync.”
  • It’s hard when you have to rely on others, isn’t it? But then he inserted a little more darkness.
  • “From a regional perspective, it’s just going to take a little bit longer than that,” he said. “Maybe two or three years, to kind of get the supply chain for pilots back to where we need it to be.”
  • A little bit longer? Three times the number of years United says things will be back to normal?
  • Airlines have been canceling flights and shutting down routes from America’s smaller cities. But the mere notion that it’ll take American three years to get back to serving customers properly may make them not make any plans at all.
  • Perhaps one should commend Isom on his realism, even as one laments how badly managed his and other airlines currently appear.

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Another Airline Bidding War Looms With Atlas Air In Play

KEY POINTS:

  • The high-profile cargo and passenger charter airline Atlas Air is likely to find itself under new ownership soon. Talks concerning the sale of the New York-based airline, best known for its fleet of Boeing 747-400s, are reportedly in the final and most sensitive stages. Lurking in the background is Amazon which may counter with its own bid. If so, a cargo version of the JetBlue / Frontier fight for Spirit Airlines could follow.
  • Apollo Global Management negotiates to takeover Atlas Air
  • Atlas Air has a fleet of 81 aircraft. Over half are Boeing 747s, and around one-third are Boeing 767-300s. There are also eight Boeing 737-800 freighters and a sole Boeing 777 freighter in the fleet. Aviation database ch-aviation.com values those aircraft around about US$2.4 billion. The average age of Atlas Air’s planes is 22.9 years, and the airline is now the world’s largest Boeing 747 operator.
  • The Wall Street Journal broke the buyout story on Monday. The newspaper said talks between Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings (parent company of Atlas Air) and its suitor, Apollo Global Management were in advanced stages but not a done deal yet. “A deal could come soon assuming talks don’t fall apart,” unnamed sources told the WSJ.
  • Since then, the buzz in financial circles has sent the share price of Atlas Air sharply higher, complicating final negotiations. Apollo Global Management is a New York investment firm with around US$500 billion under management. While its investment portfolio covers multiple industries, it has some previous form in the aviation sector, including buying Sun Country Airlines in 2018 and purchasing stakes in Swissport and Aeromexico.

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Frontier Launches Cadet Program

KEY POINTS:

  • Frontier Airlines, after losing out to JetBlue for Spirit, is launching a cadet program to train the next generation of Frontier pilots. The program, operated in partnership with ATP Flight School, will welcome up to 35 individuals per month who seek to become commercial airline pilots. No prior flying experience is required.
  • Cadets will receive assistance in applying for financial aid to help offset training and living expenses with the program lasting approximately 24 months. During the program period participants will receive certain Frontier benefits.
  • Cadets must be at least 19 years old, willing to relocate, and clear a background check. An associate degree or higher is preferred but not required. Participants’ progress will be monitored throughout the program and they must pass all required tests as well as obtain all necessary certifications prior to becoming a Frontier pilot. Partnerships with aviation university programs will be integrated, as well, to create a complete academic training experience.

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