Category: Latin America

Airbus A380 and Boeing 747: Fate after the Crisis?

Reading Time: 4 minutes Would you agree that Airbus’ double-decker A380 and Boeing’s Queen of the Skies 747 are the icons of modern commercial aviation? At least to some extent. Identifiable contrails, distinctive engines’ sound and a breathtaking view of giants manoeuvring among other planes around the airport. Not to omit the detail that most of plane emojis, gifs […]

Coronavirus Crisis Drives Avianca to Bankruptcy

Reading Time: < 1 minute Avianca Holdings S.A., Colombia’s national carrier, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the United States court. One of the oldest airlines in the world aims to reorganise its business to continue operations. According to a statement, the “filing was necessitated by the unforeseeable impact of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Although Avianca is the second […]

Empty ‘Middle Seat’ to Enhance Safety on Board: Yes or No?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Enhanced safety measures after air travel resumes are critically important to bring as many passengers back to safe flying as possible. To regain trust in safe air travel. A lot of airlines, including Air France, KLM, Lufthansa, have already made it mandatory to wear face coverings for both passengers and crew while being on board. […]

Boeing Terminates Long-Awaited Tie-up with Embraer

Reading Time: < 1 minute Boeing has announced that it aborts establishment of strategic partnership with Embraer and terminates its Master Transaction Agreement (MTA) with the Brazilian planemaker. In the joint venture related to Embraer’s commercial aircraft business under the “Boeing Brasil – Commercial” name, Boeing was expected to own 80 percent of the new company, while Embraer should have […]

What Is the Difference Between Aircraft Parking and Storage?

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of the crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic, airlines are dealing with not only unprecedented flight limitations on the global scale, but also with major aircraft grounding issues. Some companies are saying they are parking their planes, some are reporting about putting their planes in storage. What is the difference? Which one suits […]

Quick Look Through 2019 Safety Report Released by IATA

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has finally released the 2019 Safety Report looking into aircraft accidents and the number of fatalities during the last year. In total, in 2019 there were 53 accidents resulting in 1.13 accident rate or 1 accident every 884,000 flights. Eight accidents out of 53 were deadly ones involving 4 […]

Airlines May Burn Through $61 Billion Cash Reserves in Q2

Reading Time: < 1 minute The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is further estimating the losses global airlines will suffer due to grave impact of the coronavirus on air travel. According to the recent analysis, airlines may collectively burn through $61 billion of their cash reserves during the second quarter of 2020, where quarterly net loss could result in $39 […]

Embraer Phenom 300E Achieves Triple-Certification

Reading Time: < 1 minute Good news from Embraer Executive Jets. The new Phenom 300E, the advanced version of the Phenom 300 light jet series, was granted triple Type Certificate by ANAC, EASA and the FAA. The plane is equipped with upgraded avionics which include a runway overrun awareness and alerting system (ROAAS), predictive windshear, Emergency Descent Mode, PERF, TOLD, […]

IATA Estimates This Gravest Crisis Could Cost Aviation $252 Billion

Reading Time: < 1 minute On 5 March, 2020, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) projected that the crisis caused by the coronavirus will cost the industry a $113 billion revenue loss. On 24 March, 2020, the updated analysis revealed new numbers: $252 billion hit or 44% below 2019’s figure. The initial forecast was made in light of some travel […]

IATA: Air Cargo Must Not Be Restrained by Governments

Reading Time: 2 minutes While more and more countries are closing their borders in an attempt to reduce the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, air cargo must not be forgot and its activity must not be restrained by governments, IATA says. Even in light of massive reductions in passenger flights, which currently reach up to 75%, air cargo has […]