Category: Latin America

Gulfstream G600 To Make Latin American Debut At LABACE

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s next aircraft to be certified, the award-winning Gulfstream G600, will make its Latin American debut as part of the company’s static display at the upcoming Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Latin America; nearly 70 percent are large-cabin models […]

Aeromexico E190 Bursts into Flames in Mexico

An Aeromexico Connect Embraer ERJ-190, performing flight from Durango to Mexico City (Mexico) with 97 passengers and 4 crew, rejected takeoff from Durango’s runway 03 at about 15:15L (20:15Z), but veered left off the runway and overran the end of the runway and burst into flames in viewing distance of the airport’s apron. The local […]

Airbus in Partnership with EAM Launches Pilot Cadet Training Programme

In its latest Global Services Forecast, Airbus predicts that a total of 540,000 new pilots will be needed over the next two decades. To help meet this demand, it is launching the Airbus Pilot Cadet Training Programme to include ab initio training. The programme is being launched in partnership with Escuela de Aviacion Mexico, located near […]

Boeing: Aviation Will Need 790,000 Pilots over 20 Years

Boeing released its 2018 Pilot & Technician Outlook, projecting demand for 790,000 pilots over the next 20 years. This represents double the current workforce and the most significant demand in the outlook’s nine-year history. The demand is being driven by an anticipated doubling of the global commercial airplane fleet as well as record-high air travel demand […]

Aeromexico Sings $2.3 Billion Support Agreement For Leap-1B Fleet

Mexico’s flag carrier, Aeromexico, has signed a 12-years Rate Per Flight Hour agreement with CFM Services to support a minimum of 128 LEAP-1B engines that power its fleet of Boeing 737 MAX 8 and MAX 9 airplanes. The order is valued at $2.3 billion U.S. at list price. RPFH agreements are part of CFM Services […]

Viva Aerobus Firms Up Order for 25 A321neo and 16 A321neo Upconversions

Viva Aerobus, the ultra-low-cost carrier based in Mexico, has firmed up an amendment for 25 incremental A321neo and 16 upconversions of A320neos to A321neos to their existing purchase agreement. This latest order brings the all-Airbus operator’s total orderbook to 80 A320 Family aircraft and the airline’s total backlog from 36 to 61 aircraft. “Our decision […]

EU Strengthens Civil Aviation Ties With Latin America and the Caribbean

The European Union and Latin American states celebrated yesterday the launch of a new project to enhance their ties in civil aviation. This four-year project, managed by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA),aims to enhance aviation safety, and promote the political, economic and environmental partnership between the EU and Latin America in the domain of […]

Peruvian Airlines Commits to 10 SSJ100 and 10 MS-21 aircraft

At Farnborough Air Show 2018 Mr. Alexander Rubtsov, President of the Sukhoi Civil Aircraft Company, and Mr. Cesar Cataño, founder and shareholder of AEROPERU INTERNATIONAL CC, have signed the Letter of Intent regarding the purchasing of 10 SSJ100 and 10 MS-21 aircraft. Following the plans for business expansion and extension of route network, Mr. Cesar […]

Embraer and Republic Airways Sign Letter of Intent for Up to 200 E175s

Embraer and Republic Airways, the world’s largest E-Jet operator, announced at the 2018 Farnborough Airshow that they have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a firm order of 100 E175, with the right to convert to E175-E2 aircraft, and purchase rights for an additional 100 E175 aircraft. If all purchase rights are exercised, the […]

Embraer Foresees Demand for 10,550 New Aircraft Over the Next 20 years

Embraer forecasts demand for 10,550 new aircraft with up to 150 seats worldwide, worth USD 600 billion, over the next 20 years. The in-service fleet is set to increase to 16,000 aircraft, up from the 9,000 aircraft currently in operation. Market growth will drive 65% of this demand, while the remaining 35% will replace ageing […]