Category: Latin America

US-China Trade War Weighs Heavily on Air Cargo

Reading Time: 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), contracted by 3.9% in August 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This marks the tenth consecutive month of year-on-year decline in freight volumes, the longest period since the global financial crisis […]

Boeing Tie-up with Embraer Pushed Back Until Early 2020

Reading Time: 1 minute The expected close of the Boeing and Embraer deal was pushed back to early 2020 due to a hold-up in the assessment process from the European Commission. The establishment of the Joint Venture under the “Boeing Brasil – Commercial” name was expected to come into effect by the end of 2019. However, the European regulator […]

Embraer Praetor 500 Certified by EASA and FAA

Reading Time: 1 minute Praetor 500, the new midsize business jet from Embraer, has complemented regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC) with relevant certifications from EASA and FAA. The jet has been granted triple-certification less than a year after its announcement in 2018. As for now, the Praetor 500 is considered to be “the farthest- and fastest-flying […]

IATA Launches Gender Diversity Campaign

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) launched the 25by2025 Campaign—an airline industry initiative to advance gender diversity in the airline industry by 2025. The 25by2025 Campaign is a voluntary commitment by participating IATA member airlines. Key among the commitments of airlines participating in the 25by2025 Campaign are: Increasing the number of women in senior positions […]

First Embraer E195-E2 Handed Over to Azul

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has delivered its first E195-E2 to the launch operator, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A via the aircraft leasing company AerCap. The plane configured in a single class layout with 136 seats will be operated on domestic and international routes. Azul has placed an order for 51 aircraft of this type and five more E195-E2s […]

World’s Largest Fire-Fighting Aircraft Deployed over Amazon Region

Reading Time: 2 minutes Viru Viru International Airport near Santa Cruz de la Sierra is Bolivia’s most important airport. From the end of last week a red and white jumbo jet is taking off up to four times a day from the 3.5-kilometer-long runway. A “Global Supertanker”, the largest fire-fighting aircraft in the world and it is there at […]

Which Airlines Are Still Flying Iconic Airbus A380?

Reading Time: 7 minutes The Airbus A380. The superjumbo. The giant. The icon of modern aviation. Whatever you call it, it is still world’s biggest commercial aircraft ever built. It is an eye-catching flying object for those not related to aviation. It is a breathtaking experience for ordinary flyers travelling with the A380. It is a spectacular view for […]

Avianca Brasil to Leave Star Alliance in September

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, currently known as a Brazilian airline Ocean Air Linhas Aéreas S/A, headquartered in São Paulo, will exit Star Alliance effective 1 September, 2019. Such move is made in light of several months of bankruptcy protection and the withdrawal of its Air Operator Certificate by ANAC, a Brazilian regulator. The airline joined the alliance […]

How Your Heavy Coat Can Cut Airline’s Profit?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shift their focus on reducing operational costs to increase their profit. Probably the best known example of incredible savings achieved by […]

Four Reasons Why Millennials Matter for Business Aviation’s Future

Reading Time: 5 minutes “To Have or to Be?” is the title of a once-undervalued 1976 work by psychologist Erick Fromm in which he reflects on the materialistic nature of human beings. Erich’s argument of society’s deviation from the path of “being” in nature was backed by strong cases of consumerism and great promises made by industrialization in late […]