Category: Latin America

LATAM Brazil A320 at Sao Paulo Rejected Takeoff Due to Engine Failure

A LATAM Airlines Brasil Airbus A320-200, registration PT-MZY performing flight JJ-3264 from Sao Paulo Congonhas,SP to Belo Horizonte,MG (Brazil) with 131 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating the engines for takeoff from Congonhas Airport’s runway 17R at about 18:48L (21:48Z) when the right hand engine (V2527) failed after about 3 seconds and an engine fire […]

The Most Deadly Plane Crashes In Aviation History

Probably you will admit that today air travel has become affordable for almost everyone and the aircraft manufacturers are doing everything to meet the growing demand and make our flights as safe as possible. Unfortunately, since the first flight in 1903, the history of air travel has counted more than 1000 deadly accidents. Even taking […]

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Debuts on February 17

Boeing’s 787-10, the newest member of the 787 Dreamliner family, will be rolled out on February 17, at Boeing South Carolina in North Charleston. The airplane begins flight testing later this year and will be delivered to airline customers starting in 2018. The 787-10, built exclusively at Boeing South Carolina, has received 149 orders from […]

Another Approach To Monitoring Engine Health?

High-tech sensors and systems may not be the only way to monitor engine health. Pratt & Whitney Canada has embarked on a project called Oil Analysis Technology, applying it first to the PT6A engine. But Program Manager Frederique Richard says the approach may have much wider applications. “P&WC’s Oil Analysis Technology is in the final […]

Flower Shipments Bloom for Valentine’s Day at IAG Cargo

Flower volumes have bloomed at IAG Cargo in the run up to Valentine’s Day and demand for high-end chocolate has also grown. The airline group, which consists of British Airways World Cargo, Iberia Cargo, Aer Lingus, bmi and Vueling, has seen an 18 per cent increase in flower volumes from Columbia and Ecuador, while high-end […]

Travel To The USA Suffers 6.5% Trump Slump

President Donald Trump’s ban on nationals from seven mainly Muslim countries entering the USA appears to be deterring travellers from other countries around the world too, according to data from ForwardKeys, the travel intelligence analyst, which monitors travel patterns by analysing 16 million flight reservation transactions a day. The findings show that after Trump’s initial […]

Another Strong Year for Air Travel Demand in 2016

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced full-year global passenger traffic results for 2016 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.3% compared to 2015 (or 6.0% if adjusted for the leap year). This strong performance was well ahead of the ten-year average annual growth rate of 5.5%. Capacity rose 6.2% (unadjusted) compared to […]

Avianca and United Airlines to Negotiate Partnership

After several months of rumors and speculations, Avianca announced that it is working with United Airlines to enhance and deepen the companies’ commercial and strategic relationships. In a statement, the Colombian carrier said that after considering the different offers and plans submitted, the airline has decided to establish a long-term strategic-commercial alliance with United Airlines. […]

AerCaribe 737 Freighter Damaged in Landing Accident

Colombian investigators are looking into a landing accident which badly damaged a Boeing 737-400 freighter of Bogota-based cargo airline AerCaribe. The aircraft (HK-5197) came off the runway after arriving at Leticia – in the far south of Colombia – on 28 January, air transport regulator Aerocivil states. None of the four crew members was injured. […]

IATA Statement on the US Executive Order on Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) works with its 265 member airlines for safe, secure, efficient and sustainable global air transport links. As a matter of principle we work for the free movement of trade and people across borders. IATA also recognizes that states have the right and duty to protect their citizens by enforcing […]