Tag: Brazil

Embraer Delivers Its 1,300th E-Jet to Tianjin Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer reached another milestone with its E-Jets program – the delivery of the 1,300th aircraft. The E-Jet, an E195, was handed over to China’s Tianjin Airlines in a ceremony at the factory in São José dos Campos. This delivery brings the Tianjin Airlines E-Jet fleet to 45, the largest in Asia. “We dedicate this milestone […]

GOL Signs Codeshare Partnership With Emirates

Reading Time: < 1 minute GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes and Emirates agreed on a new codeshare and frequent flyer program partnership. The codeshare partnership has been filed on October 11th to ANAC – Brazilian Federal Aviation Agency (Agencia Nacional de Aviacao Civil). The first flights will be approved in the coming days and the partnership is expected to come into […]

Embraer Signs Sales Agreement with Colorful Guizhou Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer announced that it has signed an agreement for up to five E190s with Colorful Guizhou Airlines, including two firm orders and three purchase rights. The firm order will be included in Embraer’s 2016 third-quarter backlog. The contract has an estimated value of USD 249 million at the current list price, if all purchase rights […]

Third Embraer E190-E2 Joins Flight Test Program

Reading Time: < 1 minute The third of four Embraer E190-E2 flight test aircraft has flown for the first time, the Brazilian manufacturer confirmed. The flight test program for the next-generation E-Jet powered by Pratt & Whitney PW1900G geared turbofan (GTF) engines was launched ahead of schedule May 23. The second E2 prototype took to the skies July 8. The […]

Lufthansa Celebrates 60 Years of Flying to Rio de Janeiro

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 15 August, at the start of the second week of the Olympic Games, Lufthansa celebrates its 60th anniversary of scheduled service to Brazil. In 1956, a Lockheed Super Star with 48 first-class seats flew from Hamburg to Rio de Janeiro in a total 26 hours with three stopovers. In the meantime, the flight time […]

Embraer Launches Voluntary Dismissal Program for Employees in Brazil

Reading Time: < 1 minute Embraer has announced a Voluntary Dismissal Program (VDP) for employees in Brazil. The company believes that the VDP gives the decision opportunity to the employees and offers an attractive benefits package. Due to the challenging global aerospace scenario, Embraer has lowered its annual aircraft delivery forecast, as communicated during its second quarter earnings release on […]

Embraer KC-390 Follows Toward Certification in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute The first prototype of the KC-390, next generation multi-mission aircraft by Embraer, returned to Brazil after successfully completing its first international mission, lasting 23 days and flying more than 48 hours. Currently, two KC-390 prototypes accumulated more than 400 flight hours. Besides participating in the Farnborough Airshow in England, where the aircraft made its international […]

CAE Inaugurates New Airbus A350 Full-Flight Simulator in Brazil

Reading Time: < 1 minute CAE inaugurated today a new Airbus A350 CAE 7000XR Series full-flight simulator to meet the pilot training needs of Latin American carriers and to support a specific long-term training agreement concluded in FY15. The new training equipment is located at CAE’s training centre in Sao Paulo, Brazil and brings the total number of full-flight simulators […]

Brazil May Relax Regulation on Foreign Control of Airlines

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the wake of a continued downturn in Brazil’s economy, combined with the worst crisis the aviation industry has witnessed there in years, the Brazilian government could, under the leadership of the current Vice President, Michel Temer, relax the regulations surrounding controlling stakes in local airlines to allow greater foreign control. Current legislation restricts foreign […]

February Demand Growth Stays Strong: IATA Announced Global Passenger Traffic Results

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage […]