Category: Latin America

The (Avoidable) Cost of Leasing

New research suggests that many airlines would improve profitability by leasing more aircraft. Sylvain Bourjade and Catherine Muller-Vibes of Toulouse Business School analysed 16 years of data from different types of carrier, and found that “the optimal leasing level… is significantly higher than the proportion of leased aircraft in the worldwide global fleets”. One area […]

Embraer Flies Fourth E190-E2 Prototype

Embraer performed last Friday afternoon, at the São José dos Campos facility, the maiden flight of the E190-E2 fourth prototype, which was completed in two hours. This aircraft will be used for specific interior tests such as cabin evacuation, environmental comfort and internal noise. The aircraft, serial number 20.004, will join the flight-test fleet, comprised […]

Delta Closes $620m Investment in Aeromexico

Delta Air Lines announced the successful completion of its cash tender offer that commenced on Feb. 13, 2017 through the Mexican Stock Exchange to acquire up to an additional 32 percent of the outstanding capital stock of Grupo Aeroméxico S.A.B. de C.V. for MXN $53.00 per share, which expired at 1:00 p.m. Mexico City time […]

Brazil’s Azul Becomes the E195-E2 Launch Operator

Embraer announced that Azul Brazilian Airlines, the largest operator of the E195s current-generation in the world, will be the launch operator of the E195-E2. Azul’s contract with Embraer is for up to 50 aircraft, being 30 firm orders and 20 purchase rights. “Azul played a key role in the E195-E2 development, actively participating in the […]

Embraer Rolls Out The Most Efficient Commercial Jet in the World

Embraer presented the largest aircraft of the second generation of the E2-Jets family, the most efficient aircraft in the single aisle jet market: the E195-E2. With the first flight scheduled for the coming months, the jet is expected to enter into service in the first half of 2019. “The E195-E2 has the potential to significantly […]

Women Challenging Stereotypes within Aviation

How often do you encounter women engaged in the work of an airline, aircraft maintenance or manufacturing company? Do you feel surprised when a female pilot steps out from the cockpit of the plane you travelled with? Although statistics reveal that only a small percentage of women take their place within aviation, currently the answer […]

ICAO Council Adopts New CO2 Emissions Standard for Aircraft

The 36-State ICAO Council has adopted a new aircraft CO2 emissions standard which will reduce the impact of aviation greenhouse gas emissions on the global climate. Contained in a new Volume III to Annex 16 of the Chicago Convention (Environmental Protection), the aircraft CO2 emissions measure represents the world’s first global design certification standard governing […]

Governments Urged to Support Aviation’s Ability to Drive Economic Growth

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments to support the vital role aviation plays in connecting people and commerce around the globe. “Our world has grown much wealthier through trade and travel. Air travel liberates people to live better lives and makes our world a better place,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General […]

Engine Shortage, Airframe Tweaks Prompt CSeries Delivery Pause

Bombardier has halted deliveries of the CSeries aircraft for two months to refine the production system and upgrade the aircraft configuration while the supply of Pratt & Whitney’s geared turbofan engines remains a bottleneck, chief executive Alain Bellemare tells Flightglobal. The last CSeries aircraft delivered – a CS300 – was delivered to Air Baltic on […]

New Planes Coming in 2017 to Turn the Next Page in Aviation History

The year 2017 is considered to be a big leap for the aviation industry. Together with improved editions of the most popular aircraft, absolutely new machines are believed to appear on the market. So, what to expect? COMAC C919 The aviation world‘s hopes, fears and curiosity six years ago rested with the question whether China’s […]