Category: Latin America

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 […]

Embraer Delivers First E175 to Mauritania Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer delivered the first E175 to Mauritania Airlines. The airline signed a firm order with Embraer for two E175 jets in 2018. The contract has a value of USD 93.8 million. “We celebrate with Mauritania Airlines the delivery of the first E175 aircraft to Africa. We are sure that the E175 will achieve in Africa […]

Embraer Delivers the 500th Phenom 300 Series Aircraft

Reading Time: 1 minute Embraer has delivered the 500th Phenom 300 series business jet. According to General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reports, the Phenom 300 is the only business jet model to reach this milestone in the last 10 years. The Phenom 300 outperforms in the light jet class with its speed, range, comfort and technology. Being the fastest […]

LATAM Chile Airbus A321 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A LATAM Chile Airbus A321-200, performing flight LA-273 from Puerto Montt to Balmaceda (Chila) with 156 passengers and 8 crew, engine shut down in flight. Aircraft had aborted the approach to Balmaceda twice, held at Balmaceda for about one hour in between the approaches and was now returning to Puerto Montt at FL220 when the […]

Boeing 737 MAX: from Suspensions to Compensations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Severe turbulence has hit Boeing 737 MAX. Recent Ethiopian Airlines fatal crash with 157 fatalities. Links with Lion Air deadly accident which took the lives of 189. Boeing MAX program is back in the spotlight.  For the past two weeks Boeing has been dominating the world. And not in the greatest light. Gradual suspension of […]

Revealed: Best Airports in Terms of Wellness

Reading Time: 1 minute Netflights.com, a part of the Gold Medal Travel Group, has ranked 25 world’s busiest airports to find out which is the best in terms of wellness. In most cases airports are associated with stress, hurry, endless checks, etc. Nevertheless, nowadays the scope of activities and things to see/do/enjoy at airport has extend far beyond passport […]

Grounding of Boeing 737 MAX: Current Situation

Reading Time: 2 minutes Global concerns are growing about the safety of Boeing 737 MAX. It seems that US planemaker is having a torrid time. Lion Air 737 MAX 8 crash that killed 189 people followed by the recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 MAX 8 fatal accident that took lives of 157 fliers have greatly reduced reliability of the Boeing […]

Air Freight Makes Weak Start to 2019

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing that demand, measured in freight tonne kilometers (FTKs), decreased 1.8% in January 2019, compared to the same period in 2018. This was the worst performance in the last three years. Freight capacity, measured in available freight tonne kilometers (AFTKs), rose by […]

IATA Releases 2018 Airline Safety Performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for the 2018 safety performance of the commercial airline industry showing continuing safety improvements over the long term, but an increase in accidents compared to 2017. The all accident rate (measured in accidents per 1 million flights) was 1.35, which was the equivalent of one accident for […]