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Rolls-Royce Announces Expansion of Its SelectCare Service

Earlier this week, Rolls-Royce announced a new offering within its SelectCare Service, SelectCare Repair. Rolls-Royce originally introduced its SelectCare engine service back in 2016. American Airlines was the first customer, opting for the program to service all RB211-535 engines powering the carrier's Boeing 757 fleet. Of course, American Airlines retired its 757 fleet earlier this year, sooner than anticipated, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. When SelectCare launched, Rolls-Royce described the service as allowing customers "to tailor the services they require…

Emirates SkyCargo Announces Service to Guadalajara

Earlier this week, Emirates SkyCargo, the air freight division of Emirates, announced that it will begin service to Guadalajara, Mexico. The new route will mark Emirates SkyCargo's second destination in Mexico and its 15th destination in the Americas. The cargo carrier's first route to Mexico began in April of 2014…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces More Airport Infrastructure Grants

On September 24, 2020, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $335 million in infrastructure grants for airports throughout the United States. The announcement comes just weeks after the FAA announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. The $1.2 billion was spread out over 434 grants to 405 airports.…

UPS Airlines Announces First Flights to Vietnam

Earlier this week, UPS Airlines announced its first-ever flights to Vietnam. The first flight, UPS flight number 146, arrived on September 15, 2020 at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport and was operated with one of the shipping giant’s Boeing 767-34AF freighters. UPS Airlines' new route to…

U.S. to Lift COVID-19 Designated Airport Restriction

For nearly six months, travelers from certain COVID-19 restricted countries have only been able to enter the United States by passing through one of 15 designated airports and undergoing enhanced health screening. The restriction currently applies to those arriving from, or with recent presence in, China (excluding the Special Administrative…

Federal Aviation Administration Announces $1.2 Billion in Airport Safety and…

Earlier this week, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants. “This $1.2 billion federal investment will improve our nation’s airport infrastructure, enhance safety, and strengthen growth in local communities, which is especially important as the economy recovers from COVID-19,” U.S. Transportation Secretary…

UPS to Quadruple Ramp Space at Kansas City International Airport

UPS has announced that it will expand its ramp space at the Kansas City International Airport in Kansas City, Missouri. after the City Council of Kansas City approved an extended lease agreement for the shipping giant’s air gateway. The cargo operator leases its facility at Kansas City International from Aeroterm.…

United Airlines to Use Ultraviolet C Light to Clean Aircraft…

United Airlines has announced that it is using ultraviolet C (UVC) light to clean the flight decks on some of its aircraft. Ultraviolet light is a type of electromagnetic radiation and it has three categories: A, B, and C. Each of the three categories has a different wavelength. UVA has…

Pratt & Whitney to Serve JetBlue Through 2033 with New…

On July 30, 2020, Pratt & Whitney, through its affiliate International Aero Engines (IAE), announced the signing of a 13-year service agreement for 230 IAE V2500 engines. The service agreement is part of Pratt & Whitney’s “EngineWise” offering, which provides engine operators with services to maximize engine performance and fleet…

WestJet Concludes Repatriation Flight Program with Global Affairs Canada

Earlier this week, WestJet announced the conclusion of its repatriation flight program with the Canadian Government. The final flight of the program was flight 3903 from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto’s Pearson International airport. That flight was operated on July 17. and carried 171 passengers. WestJet’s repatriation…