Category: Latin America

Embraer to Support Six ERJ 145s of Air Peace

Embraer announced at MRO Europe that Air Peace, Nigeria’s leading private airline, has signed a multi-year Pool Program Agreement for spare parts and support covering more than 250 components for their six Embraer ERJ 145 jets. With their ERJ 145 jets, Air Peace aims to expand their local and regional routes and transform air travel in […]

Azul ATR-72 Encouters Lightning Strike

An Azul Linhas Aereas Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72-212A, performing flight from Vitoria da Conquista to Belo Horizonte (Brazil), received lightning strike. Aircraft was enroute at FL160 near Montes Claros (Brazil), about 200nm north of Belo Horizonte, when lightning struck the aircraft prompting the crew to divert to Montes Claros for a safe landing on […]

Embraer Unveils Most Technologically Advanced Business Jets

Embraer introduced the new Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets during a company event at Orlando Executive Airport. “The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are the disruptive aircraft for the entrepreneur, for the pioneer, for the innovator,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. The Praetor jets will introduce unprecedented […]

Turbulence Injures 29 People on Volaris Airbus A320 Flight

A Volaris Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Guadalajara to Tijuana (Mexico) with 179 people on board, was enroute from Los Mochis (Mexico) when the aircraft experienced Clear Air Turbulence (CAT),leaving some Clients and Crew members injured. The aircraft continued to Tijuana for a safe landing about 90 minutes later. When the Captain informed about what […]

Pilot Shortage: While Ones Suffer Loses, Others Derive Benefits

Global aviation is booming, the demand for pilots is skyrocketing and a global shortage for pilots is looming. However, pilot shortage varies among different regions and this is not only because of the growing numbers of passengers and airlines’ fleet. Working and living conditions also play a very important role in different regions and their […]

LATAM Boeing 767 Experiences Electrical Problems

A LATAM Boeing 767-300, performing flight from Sao Paulo Guarulhos (Brazil) to Milan Malpensa (Italy), was enroute at FL360 when the aircraft descended to FL300, however, maintaining heading towards Milan. About 175nm northeast of Las Palmas the crew turned the aircraft around reporting electrical problems and diverted to Las Palmas, where the aircraft landed safely about […]

Central America to Derive More Benefits from Aviation Connectivity?

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) urged governments across Central America to work with industry to maximize the benefits that aviation can bring to the region. “Aviation supports over 859,000 jobs and makes a $17.9 billion contribution in gross value added to the combined GDP of the seven Central American countries,” said Peter Cerda, IATA’s […]

Aeromexico Fires Three Pilots After July Crash

Despite bad weather being attributed as the cause of July’s crash of an Aeromexico Embraer 190 at Durango International Airport, in a letter sent to the carrier’s workers Chief Executive Andres Conesa has confirmed that all three of the plane’s pilots have since left the company. In the letter he said that: “Irrespective of the […]

ICAO Safety Report Confirms 2017 as Aviation’s Safest Year

In 2017, there were 4.1 billion passengers travelling by air worldwide on scheduled commercial services. Tragically, these flights resulted in 50 fatalities. Nonetheless, this rate of 12.2 fatalities per billion passengers represents the safest year ever on the record for aviation. The number of fatal accidents also decreased, to 5 from 7 in 2016, which […]

Copa Airlines Boeing 737 Becomes Disabled During Vacating the Runway

Copa Airlines Boeing 737-800, performing flight from Panama City (Panama) to Cordoba (Argentina), landed on Cordoboa’s runway 18 at 06:14Z and turned off the runway into high speed turn off taxiway but became disabled before crossing the hold short line. The runway needed to be closed. Argentina’s JIAAC reported they have opened an investigation into […]