Category: Latin America

FAA: Costa Rica Does Not Comply with ICAO Safety Standards

Reading Time: 1 minute The Republic of Costa Rica does not comply with ICAO safety standards and is assigned a Category 2 rating based on a reassessment of the country’s civil aviation authority, the FAA has announced. What does Category 2 International Aviation Safety Assessment (IASA) rating mean? If the country is given Category 2 rating, it means that […]

Azul Receives Airbus A330neo: First in Americas

Reading Time: 1 minute Azul Linhas Aéreas, the third largest carrier in Brazil, has received its first Airbus A330neo on lease from Avolon. At the same time, this delivery also marks the arrival of the first A330-900 in Americas. The aircraft is the first delivered to Avolon out of 15 ordered. The airline plans to deploy its new fleet […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airports for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes Have you ever travelled to/from Hamad International Airport in Qatar or have you ever set foot in Lisbon Portela Airport? These are two airports that appeared to top and conclude the list of the ranked airports by AirHelp. So which is evaluated the best and which has the lowest score? AirHelp assessed 133 world’s airports […]

Language of the Sky: Learn the Secret

Reading Time: 4 minutes The language used in the cockpit sounds technical and only aviation professionals understand it. Pilots communicate with each other and air traffic control in English, regardless of their own native language or any other languages they speak. Aviation English is in some ways a separate language compared to the one spoken on the ground. Therefore, […]

INTERESTING | Best and Worst Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you are planning your summer holidays and considering which airline to choose or not to choose for your journey, do not bother yourself with additional googling, the answer is here. The best and the worst airlines to fly with in 2019 have been revealed by AirHelp, AirHelp ranked 72 carriers according to the level […]

Embraer Delivers 11 Commercial and 11 Executive Jets in 1Q19

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer delivered a total of 22 jets in the first quarter of 2019 (1Q19), of which 11 were commercial aircraft and 11 were executive jets (8 light and 3 large). As of March 31st, the firm order backlog totaled USD 16.0 billion. In the first quarter, Embraer delivered the first E175 jet to Mauritania Airlines, […]

Embraer Praetor 600 Business Jet Gets Certification

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer’s new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil), having been announced in October 2018 at NBAA-BACE and becoming the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014. The Praetor 600 is the best performing super-midsize jet ever developed, surpassing all […]

Embraer E195-E2 Granted Certification by ANAC, FAA and EASA

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer received the Type Certificate for the E195-E2 from three regulatory authorities: ANAC, the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil); the FAA (U.S. Federal Aviation Administration) and EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency). The E195-E2 is the biggest of the three members of the E-Jets E2 family of commercial airplanes and the largest […]

Air Peace to Become First E-Jets E2 Operator in Africa

Reading Time: 2 minutes Embraer has signed a firm order for 10 E195-E2 jets with Air Peace, Nigeria’s largest airline. With this order, Air Peace will become the first E-Jets E2 operator in Africa. The contract includes purchase rights for a further 20 E195-E2. With all purchase rights being exercised, the contract has a value of USD 2.12 billion, […]

Viva Air Selects CFM to Power New Fleet in $3.2 Billion Order

Reading Time: 1 minute Viva Air and CFM International have finalized the airline’s selection of CFM engines to power its new fleet of Airbus A320 aircraft. The order, which is valued at $3.2 billion U.S. at list price, includes LEAP-1A new engines to power 35 A320neo aircraft, CFM56-5B new engines to power 15 A320ceo aircraft, and an aftermarket support […]