Tag: Latin America

Gulfstream G600 To Make Latin American Debut At LABACE

Reading Time: 1 minute Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Latin American debut as part of the company’s static display at the upcoming Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Latin America; nearly 70 percent are large-cabin models […]

EU Strengthens Civil Aviation Ties With Latin America and the Caribbean

Reading Time: 1 minute The European Union and Latin American states celebrated yesterday the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),aims to enhance aviation safety, and promote the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of […]

Brazilian Unions Fear Result of Embraer-Boeing Tie-up

Reading Time: 1 minute Political tensions arising from talks taking place between Embraer and Boeing are rising further as labor union leaders have accused the Brazilian government of colluding behind the backs of Brazilians. At Monday’s Senate hearing Herbert Claros da Silva, vice president of the metalworkers union of Sao Jose dos Campos said that: “We are being left […]

Qatar Airways and Iberia Expand Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Qatar Airways and Iberia are pleased to announce the expansion of their codeshare partnership, offering Iberia customers increased connectivity to destinations across the Middle East and Asia, as well as providing enhanced accessibility for Qatar Airways passengers to key destinations across Latin America, including Brazil, Colombia, Uruguay and Panama. Further strengthening the airline’s codeshare partnership […]

Bombardier Predicts Latin America’s 60-to-150-seat Aircraft Fleet Will Double

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier Commercial Aircraft’s Market Forecast 2017-2036 for Latin America predicts that overall traffic is expected to grow 5.1% annually and intra-regional traffic to grow slightly more than the world average at 5.6% annually over the next 20 years. Total deliveries in the 60- to 150-seat marked segment to Latin America are expected to number 1,050 […]

Low-Cost Market In Latin America: How Chilean Sky Airline Jumped Aboard

Reading Time: 2 minutes That took a while. The arrival of the low-cost model in Latin America has been a slow process. The reason? Well, quite a few. Long distances for starters. Culture, high aeronautical taxes and charges that impact every operator’s bottom-line and the lack of a solid competing means of transportation, within others. Mexico, Brazil and Colombia […]

The FBO Market in South America

Reading Time: 2 minutes At a global scale FBOs are all about time and cost efficiency, swiftness and comfort. But while in the US and UK markets the competition within different FBOs is heavily determined by the price of fuel, in South America other separately priced services, including fuel, generate a rather compelling mix of variables before clients can […]

Latin America Fleet to More Than Double During the Next 20 Years

Reading Time: 2 minutes From 2016-2035, Latin America will require 2,570 new passenger and freighter aircraft, including 2,030 single-aisle and 540 widebody, worth an estimated US$350 billion. According to the most recent Airbus Global Market Forecast presented by Rafael Alonso, President of Airbus Latin America and Caribbean, at the International Brazil Air Show, Latin America’s passenger and freighter fleet […]

British Airways Launches Longest Non-Stop Flight from UK

Reading Time: 1 minute British Airways launched a four times weekly service from London Heathrow (LHR) to Santiago (SCL) in Chile on 3 January. Instead of greeting British Airways’ inaugural flight from London Heathrow with a traditional water arch salute, Santiago’s fire fighters brought out the biggest Union Flag in South America to greet the 787-9 as it touched down […]

Bombardier’s First Callenger 650 Entered the Service in Mexico

Reading Time: 2 minutes Bombardier Business Aircraft announced that the first Challenger 650 aircraft registered and operated in Mexico had entered service in the region earlier this year. This aircraft joins the Bombardier business jet fleet in Latin America composed of approximately 550 aircraft in service, including approximately 200 Bombardier business aircraft in Mexico. “The Challenger 650 jet is […]