Category: Latin America

Severe Turbulence Sends 10 United Passengers To Hospital

United Boeing 737-800 performing flight from Panama City to Houston was enroute about 80nm east of Cancun (Mexico) when the aircraft encountered turbulence causing injuries to 9 passengers and one cabin crew. The aircraft continued to Houston for a safe landing about 80 minutes later. Emergency services transported 9 passengers and one cabin crew to […]

Boeing Foresees 41,000 Aircraft Deliveries Through 2036

Boeing has raised its forecast for new airplane demand, projecting the need for 41,030 new airplanes over the next 20 years valued at $6.1 trillion dollars. The company’s annual Current Market Outlook (CMO) was released at the Paris Air Show, with total airplane demand rising 3.6 percent over last year’s forecast. “Passenger traffic has been […]

Global Maintenance, Repair & Overhaul Worth $120 Billion By 2036

Airbus estimates demand for 550,000 new maintenance engineers over the next 20 years as the value of the global MRO market doubles. Between 2017 and 2036 the manufacturer reckons that global airlines will need 34,170 new passenger aircraft (and 730 freighters) to support average annual traffic growth of 4.4%. This will lead to a doubling […]

Over 35 000 Aircraft And 530 000 Pilots To Be Needed In The Next 20 Years

The world’s passenger aircraft fleet above 100 seats is set to more than double in the next 20 years to over 40,000 planes as traffic is set to grow at 4.4 percent per year, according to Airbus’ latest Global Market Forecast 2017-2036. Over this period, increasing numbers of first time flyers, rising disposable income spent […]

What Do You Know About the Evolution of Full Flight Simulators?

As experienced pilots and instructors say, the sense of flight is unnatural for a human being. Therefore, the methods of pilot training have been relevant since the appearance of the first aircraft. Nowadays, flight simulation is critical to the operation of civil and military aircraft organisations. Much of training previously done in aircraft now is […]

Strong Profits Continue – Labor, Fuel and Supplier Costs on the Rise

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) revised its 2017 industry profitability outlook upwards. Airlines are expected to report a $31.4 billion profit (up from the previously forecast $29.8 billion) on revenues of $743 billion (up from the previously forecast $736 billion). “This will be another solid year of performance for the airline industry. Demand for […]

Embraer Wins EASA Approval For Phenom 100EV Engine

Embraer is poised to deliver the Phenom 100EV to the European market, with regional certification approval of Pratt & Whitney Canada’s upgraded engine received on the eve of EBACE. The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) approved certification of the PWC617F1-E on 19 May, the agency’s web site shows. EASA certification for the 1,730lb-thrust, two-spool engine […]

Air Hamburg Becomes Launch Customer For Embraer Legacy 650E

Embraer announced that Germany-based charter operator Air Hamburg is the launch customer for the new Legacy 650E. Air Hamburg will expand its Embraer business jet fleet with an additional order for three new Legacy 650E. The contract has a value of USD 77.7 million, based on current list prices, and will be included in the […]

Aeromexico Boeing 738 Runs Service Truck Over

An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, registration XA-AML performing flight AM-642 from Mexico City (Mexico) to Los Angeles,CA (USA) with 149 people on board, had landed on Los Angeles’ runway 25L without incident and was taxiing towards the terminal when the right hand wing toppled a service truck over. The 8 occupants of the service truck received […]

European Union Updates Blacklist of Banned Airlines

The European Commission updated the EU Air Safety List, the list of non-European airlines that do not meet international safety standards, and are therefore subject to an operating ban or operational restrictions within the European Union. The EU Air Safety List seeks to ensure the highest level of air safety for European citizens, which is […]