Category: Latin America

REVEALED | Least Safe Airlines for 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute In the wake of frequent media blows on technical malfunctions of aircraft, although rare but fatal accidents, especially the crash of Lion Air Boeing 737 MAX 8 which took the lives of 189 people in October 2018, safety of air travel has come into even a greater focus. Nevertheless, while in the recently released Preliminary […]

#AVGEEK | World’s Safest Airlines 2019

Reading Time: 1 minute SAFETY FIRST! This is the most commonly used slogan across the aviation industry. Regardless the type of activity in aviation, nothing is more important than safe travel from the point A to the point B. Which one is the safest? According to AirlineRatings.com, the safest airline for 2019 is Qantas, the flag carrier of Australia. […]

EASA: Dramatic Increase in Aircraft Crash Fatalities over 2018

Reading Time: 1 minute The year 2017 entered history as the safest in commercial aviation ever with only 50 fatalities out of 4.1 billion passengers. Tragically, 2018 resulted in 530 fatalities in 11 deadly accidents. 2018 has become the worst in terms of fatalities in commercial aviation since 2015. Talking about Europe, EASA Preliminary Safety Review 2018 revealed that […]

LATAM Boeing 777 Becomes Disabled on Runway

Reading Time: 2 minutes A LATAM Boeing 777-300, performing flight LA-8084 from Sao Paulo Guarulhos, SP (Brazil) to London Heathrow, EN (UK) with 341 passengers and 16 crew, was enroute near Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil) when the crew decided to divert to Belo Horizonte due to electrical problems, the RAT (Ram Air Turbine) deployed. The crew performed an overweight […]

Embraer and Republic Airways Firm Up Order for 100 E175s

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer and Republic Airways, the world’s largest E-Jet operator, have signed a contract for a firm order of 100 E175 jets. This agreement was announced as a Letter of Intent (LoI) at the Farnborough Airshow, in July. The firm order has a value of USD 4.69 billion, based on current list prices, and will be […]

Embraer Delivers its 1,500th E-Jet to Horizon Air

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer celebrates the delivery of its 1,500th E-Jet, an E175, to Seattle-based Horizon Air, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alaska Air Group, Inc. By the end of the year, Horizon will have a fleet of 26 E175 with four more jets scheduled for delivery in 2019. Embraer’s E-Jet family has made its mark in the […]

Kazakhstan’s Air Astana Receives Its First E190-E2 Jet

Reading Time: 1 minute Air Astana, the flag carrier of Kazakhstan, presented its first E190-E2 jet in a ceremony held in Astana. The airline will receive four additional E190-E2s next year, with the last of the five aircraft, leased by AerCap, being delivered in the final quarter of 2019. The Kazakhstan airline will start flying the new aircraft on […]

Aeromexico Boeing 737 Damaged on Final Approach

Reading Time: 1 minute An Aeromexico Boeing 737-800, performing flight AM-770 from Guadalajara to Tijuana (Mexico), was on final approach to Tijuana’s runway 09 when the radome received damage. The crew continued for a safe landing. The airline confirmed the incident and said they were investigating what caused the damage. Mexican media are speculation about a drone impact having […]

Avianca Brasil Files For Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 1 minute Avianca Brasil, the fourth largest airline in Brasil, filed for bankruptcy protection on Monday after three aircraft lessors sued the carrier for return of close to 30% of its all-Airbus fleet of about 50 aircraft. According to Avianca Brasil statement, the bankruptcy filing came a result of a failure to reach a “friendly settlement.” Avianca […]

Prior Preparation – a Key to Healthy Pilot Life

Reading Time: 4 minutes Each industry has its own health risks that we need to be aware of. However, we all can take the necessary precautions in order to minimize or to avoid those risks. In the aviation industry, pilots face a number of physical problems. Good news is that most of pilots’ health problems can be reduced with […]