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Atlanta Aerospace and Atlanta Aviation Industry Grows By Leveraging Overseas Opportunities

The Aviation Industry has a history of resilience and, despite the challenges that we are now faced with give COVID-19, believe it or not there are areas of growth –particularly internationally. As the COVID-19 situation improves in many international countries, the Atlanta aerospace industry (which includes aviation, avionics, manufacturing, and MRO) is finding ways to grow internationally. Strategically situated next to the world’s busiest airport, our local aerospace engineers and professionals are perfectly suited for international opportunities.

Here are a few recent news pieces and aerospace opportunities from Atlanta and across the world to motivate your sales and marketing teams.


DELTA CARGO APPOINTS NEW REGIONAL MANAGEMENT TEAM to prepare for international cargo growth

Delta Cargo and Korean Air partnership will be lead by newly appointed general manager of Cargo Sales for the Asia Pacific. In this role, which began July 1, 2020, he will mange the cargo sales functions for Japan, Korea and throughout the Southeast Asian community.

Furthermore, Jonathan Corbis, a nine-year Delta veteran, will become interim General Manager for the Europe, Middle East, Africa, and India (EMEAI) region. Corbis was previously part of Delta Cargo’s Division Revenue team where he was responsible for both the U.S. and Asia-Pacific region. During the pandemic, Corbi has also been leading the Delta Cargo Charter team from Atlanta – a dedicated team focused on the safe and reliable transportation of essential goods around the world on aircraft that would otherwise would have been parked.

Eric Anderson has returned to Atlanta to become Director of Cargo Strategy, Alliances & Technology. In this role he will be responsible for leading the commercial strategy for Cargo, including alliances, marketing and communications, product development and digital transformation.

Congratulations to these individuals and Delta for building a solid team to lead strong cargo growth for Delta in the years to come.


BOC Aviation Signed 38 Lease Commitments in Q2

BOC Aviation, formerly named Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise, recently signed 38 lease commitments in Q2 of 2020. Despite recently announcing it had canceled an order for 30 Boeing 737 Max’s, BOC Aviation now has a fleet of 571 aircraft. With this recent commitment, the firm now has a customer base of 91 airlines in 40 countries.

This presents a wonderful opportunity for a variety of Aerospace engineers ready to help BOC activate these new leased planes as quickly as possible.



Air Canada is preparing for the safety today and in the future by partnering with Spartan Bio science, an Ottawa-based biotechnology leader in portable DNA testing technology, to determine how to best create portable COVID-19 testing technology for the aviation sector.

“Air Canada’s strategy for managing COVID-19 has been to develop and apply multiple layers of bio safety measures for customers and employees. We believe the availability of a rapid, accurate, portable molecular test for COVID-19 will add yet another effective layer. We are excited by the potential and point of care use cases, and look forward to working with the Spartan team in the weeks and months ahead,” said Samuel Elfassy, Vice President, Safety at Air Canada.

Spartan is currently in the process of developing a unique swab collection process that allows them to test for COVID-19. Spartan and Air Canada are both excited to create such a product to protect customers and employees as the economy re-opens.



Embraer, a Brazilian aerospace conglomerate that produces commercial, military, executive and agricultural aircraft and provides aeronautical services, announced the signing of a capital investment contract and majority interest in Tempest Security Intelligence.

Tempest is the largest cyber-security company in Brazil with offices in Recife, São Paulo, and London – serving more than 300 clients in Brazil, Latin America, and Europe. “We are proud to announce this investment in Tempest, a company with great technical expertise and international market presence,” said Jackson Schneider, chief executive of Embraer Defense & Security. “Embraer has always encouraged the development of a national chain for the aeronautical and defense industry in Brazil, and one of our priorities is to focus on the cyber security segment.”

Founded in Recife in 2000, Tempest is one of the companies to receive an investment from the Aerospace Investment Fund (Fundo de Investimento em Participações Aeroespacial – FIP) created by BNDES, FINEP, São Paulo Development Agency (DESENVOLVE SP) and Embraer, the goal of which is to strengthen the aerospace, aeronautical, defense, and security production chain.

Through the Aerospace Fund, Embraer has enjoyed indirect participation in Tempest since 2016.

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