Category: Latin America

Avianca Brasil Files For Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, the fourth largest airline in Brasil, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after three aircraft lessors sued the carrier for return of close to 30% of its all-Airbus fleet of about 50 aircraft. According to Avianca Brasil statement, the bankruptcy filing came a result of a failure to reach a “friendly settlement.” Avianca […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]

First Boeing 737 MAX 9 to Join Aeromexico in 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Lease Corporation announced the lease placement of one new Boeing 737 MAX 9 aircraft on long-term lease with Aeromexico.  Scheduled for delivery in fall 2019, the aircraft will feature LEAP-1B28 engines and deliver from ALC’s order book with Boeing. This 737 MAX 9 will join two Boeing 737-800s and three Boeing 787-9s currently on […]

Flying Big: To Be a Wide-Body Aircraft Pilot or Not?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Enormous wide-body aircraft take everyone’s attention at the airport. Even pilots are impressed by their size. The majority of them have been dreaming of becoming captains of the wide-body aircraft since they started studying at aviation academy or even before that. The growing demand for passenger flights leads airlines to expand their fleet with the […]

Embraer and NAC Sign Firm Order for Three E190 Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer has signed a firm contract for three E190 aircraft with Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC), the global leader in regional aircraft leasing. This agreement was announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) in July at the 2018 Farnborough Air Show. The firm order has a value of USD 156 million, based on Embraer’s list prices, […]

Avior Airlines Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute An Avior Airlines Boeing 737-200, performing flight from Caracas (Venezuela) to Manaus (Brazil), overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Manaus’ runway 29 but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop past the end of the runway end safety area with all gear on soft ground. There were no injuries.

Binter to Become First European Customer of E-Jets E2 Largest Model

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer announced that Binter Canarias, of Spain, will receive its first E195-E2 jet in the second half of 2019, becoming the first European customer of the E-Jets E2’s largest model. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for three E195-E2s. The contract also includes purchase rights for two additional aircraft of the same model. […]

IATA Calls for a Spirit of Change

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called for a spirit of change from governments to capture the social and economic benefits of air connectivity, by enabling a more competitive air transport sector. Today 8.5 million flights touch Europe each year. That activity supports 12.2 million jobs and $823 billion of European GDP. Those benefits have […]

Embraer Posts $21 Million Q3 Loss

Reading Time: 1 minute In the third quarter of 2018 (3Q18), Embraer has delivered 15 commercial and 24 executive (17 light and 7 large) jets, compared to the 25 commercial and 20 executive (13 light and 7 large) jets in 3Q17. The Company’s firm order backlog was US$ 13.6 billion at the end of 3Q18, including contracts of the […]

Latitude 33 Aviation Takes Delivery of Challenger 350 Business Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Bombardier announced that Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management, and aircraft sales and acquisitions company based in California, has taken delivery of a new Challenger 350 business jet. The high-performing Challenger 350 aircraft, the best-selling business jet platform of the last decade, will be based in Orange County (John Wayne Airport) […]