Monday, June 7, 2004
Doing Business - The Vendor's Corner
- Embraer [ERJ] delivered the first three Embraer 145s to AeroLitoral, the largest regional airline in Mexico. The carrier has ordered five planes and has another 25 on option. The remaining two are expected to be delivered by September. AeroLitoral will be the first Mexican carrier to operate a regional jet. AeroLitoral is a subsidiary of AeroMexico.
- Skywest, an Australian regional carrier, has leased two Fokker 100s from debis AirFinance. The airline obtained the first plane in April and will get the second in July. Skywest now flies 13 routes out of Perth using Fokker 50s and 100s.
- CAE [CAE] signed a three-year, $2.4 million contract with the Regional Airline Academy. CAE will provide post-graduate training on regional jet simulators at its Denver training center.
- The Pan Am International Flight Academy recently signed new training contracts with Hemus Air, Bulgaria's national airline. It will train 12 crews on the airline's newly acquired BAe 146 aircraft at Pan Am's facility at Washington Dulles Airport. The crews train on a BAe 146 simulator. Pan Am also announced that it is expanding its maintenance training program to provide hands on-training on the Canadair Regional Jet. The training can be provided at a Pan Am facility or at an airline's hanger.