Category: Latin America

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

SkyWest Goes for 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute SkyWest has signed a firm order for 20 Embraer E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. According to the 2019 list prices, the deal is worth $972 million. According to a statement, the new aircraft are set to start reaching SkyWest already in the second half of 2020. “Today, we are excited to announce that these […]

Coronavirus Declared International Concern Over Global Outbreak

Reading Time: 5 minutes UPDATED 31 January, 2020, 1:48 pm (UTC +2) The novel coronavirus has been announced to be a public health emergency of international concern over the global outbreak by the World Health Organization (WHO). The disease was declared a threat on the international level due to the cases of the virus springing up in other countries […]

Brazil Gives Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture the Green Light

Reading Time: < 1 minute The Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture was granted one of the last approvals. The strategic partnership was approved by the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE)’s General-Superintendence (SG) in Brazil. Unconditional clearance has now been granted in Brazil, United States, China, Japan, South Africa, Montenegro, Colombia, and Kenya. Now the only European Commission, which has […]

Boeing – Embraer Joint Venture: EU Pauses the Probe Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Just in the beginning of January European regulators announced that they resume investigation into the Boeing – Embraer deal, whereas now said halting the process again. Such grand cases are very complicated, indeed. Endless amounts of documents, multiple approvals and agreements should be perused, provided and finalized. Regarding Boeing – Embraer tie-up on the commercial […]

Which Airlines Are the Safest for Travelling in 2020?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Everyone knows that safety is the primary matter in aviation, both employees of the industry and travelling public. Thus, AirlineRatings.com has already compiled the list of TOP 20 safest airlines for 2020. Qantas is an unbeatable leader with no fatal accidents record. Nevertheless, the flag carrier of Australia is not the only safe airline to […]

Aviation 2019: Good Things to Remember

Reading Time: 5 minutes The year of 2019 has brought the aviation industry a number of tough challenges, indeed. Issues related to aviation safety, decreasing trust in the most reliable aircraft manufacturers and regulatory authorities, a large number of aviation companies going bankrupt, etc. 2019 was rich in various events. Although it is natural for a human being to, […]

What is Turbulence? Does it Pose Any Danger to Safety?

Reading Time: 6 minutes Turbulence is the primary cause of non-fatal aviation accidents each year. Although it is not considered as a deadly threat, none could say that it is a pleasant experience, neither passengers, nor flight and cabin crew. Sometimes it happens to hear that passengers who know little about turbulence, or even do not have a clue […]

First E175-E2 Jet Completes its Maiden Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Embraer E175-E2 made its inaugural flight from the company’s facility in São José dos Campos. The E175-E2 is the third member of the E-Jets E2 family. The maiden flight kicks off a rigorous 24-month flight test campaign. “Today’s flight of the E175-E2 marks the completion of our vision to produce a family of new-generation […]