Category: Latin America

Global Standards, More Data Use, Key to Safely Managing Future Demand

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged aviation stakeholders to follow global standards and make greater use of operational data in order to safely accommodate an additional 3.8 billion air travelers by 2036. Speaking at the Safety and Flight Operations Conference, IATA’s Director General and CEO Alexandre de Juniac said, “Over the next 20 years, […]

GOL Boeing 737 Takes Off with a Landed Aircraft Still on Runway

GOL Transportes Aereos Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Brasilia to Sao Luis with 154 passengers and 6 crew, was accelerating for takeoff when the crew recognized the previous landing, an air force aircraft, was still on the runway. The Boeing continued takeoff passing close to the air force plane and landed in Sao Luis without […]

Venezuela Slaps 90-day Ban on Panama’s Copa Airlines

Venezuela has stepped up efforts to further isolate itself from the international community following a government decision on April 5 that has suspended all economic and commercial ties with Panama for a renewable period of ninety (90) days effective April 6 and valid through until July 6. The Venezuelan civil aviation authority (Instituto Nacional de […]

Widerøe Receives World’s First Embraer E190-E2

Embraer and Widerøe, Scandinavia’s largest regional airline, celebrated the delivery of the manufacturer’s first production E190-E2 today at a ceremony at Embraer’s facility in São José dos Campos. The Norwegian airline will start flying the new aircraft on domestic routes later this month. The E190-E2 is the first of three new-generation aircraft seating from 80 […]

Internet of Things for Aviation Gets Real

The Industrial Internet of Things has gone from generating excitement about its potential—and hype—in the aviation industry to a more practical concern that can be summed up by “what’s in it for me?” People understand there is value in big data; now it is about putting the concept into action and seeing a measurable business […]

Brazilian Unions Fear Result of Embraer-Boeing Tie-up

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 […]

Global MRO Trends Under The Microscope

A look at some of the key aftermarket trends around the globe. North America Technician supply will be challenging over the next five years, which could result in increased labor costs, according to Oliver Wyman Some airline MROs are bringing work in-house, including American Airlines and AeroMexico for CFM56-5B repair and Boeing 787 base maintenance, […]

Embraer’s Full Year 2017 Revenues Decline 6%

During 4Q17, Embraer has delivered 23 commercial and 50 executive aircraft (32 light jets and 18 large jets), for a total of 101 commercial and 109 executive aircraft (72 light and 37 large) delivered in 2017, meeting the Company’s 2017 Guidance for aircraft deliveries. This compares with a total of 32 commercial jets and 43 […]

January Passenger Demand Growth Slows on Temporary Factors

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for January 2018 showing traffic (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 4.6% compared to January 2017. This was the slowest year-over-year increase in nearly four years, but results were affected by temporary factors including the later timing of the Lunar New Year in 2018 […]

Embraer E190-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

In a ceremony held at the Company’s facilities in São José dos Campos, Embraer received Type Certificate for the E190-E2, the first member of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial aircraft, from the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC), the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). […]