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CALC: 100th aircraft delivery by taking its first A-320neo to US carrier Frontier Airlines

Hong Kong, China - Foray into Latin American market through cooperation with JetSmart

CALC, a full value-chain aircraft solutions provider for global airlines, celebrated its 100th aircraft delivery with the debut delivery of an A-320neo passenger jet to Frontier Airlines. This is the first new engine option aircraft that CALC has added to its fleet, and the first that the Group has delivered to a US airline, Frontier Airlines, owned by Indigo Partners, a US-based private equity firm specialized in airlines investment and operations. Including this first A-320neo, the provider will deliver four aircraft to airlines belonging to Indigo Partners before the end of the year, namely two A-320neo aircraft to US-based Frontier Airlines and two A-320ceo aircraft to the Chilean airline JetSmart. The provider acquires aircraft directly from manufactures. Its total order book consists of 197 airplanes: 147 from Airbus and 50 from Boeing. Indigo Partners, the owner of Frontier Airlines, JetSmart, Wizz Air and Volaris, recently placed an order for 430 A-320 series, one of the largest aviation deals in history. Frontier Airlines, headquartered in Denver, is one of the low-cost carriers in the United States. It has a fleet of over 70 aircraft and currently serves more than 80 cities in the Unites States, Mexico and the Dominican Republic. JetSmart is a low-cost Chilean carrier with its primary operations hub at Comodoro "Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport" in Santiago, Chile. The airline currently has three A-320 in operation and is expected to expand in the South American market. See for details AVIONEWS.

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