Category: Latin America

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 […]

Pilots Reveal Salary Is Not the First Priority. What Matters Then?

Reading Time: 2 minutes It is difficult to argue the fact that pilot’s job is one of the most dynamic ones in the world, indeed. So many young and passionate people are dreaming about the office 35,000 feet high in the air. High rewards, endless travelling opportunities, personal prestige. The list is too long to name all the entries. […]

Spotlight on Questionable Pilot Training Requirements: 737 MAX

Reading Time: 2 minutes In light of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 crashes, standards of pilot training both in the US, and on the global scale, have become a gray area. Especially in the context of pilots’ awareness of flight deck automation. While safety concerns are growing further, while Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) oversight and certification practices are still […]

SkyWest Goes for 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Reading Time: < 1 minute SkyWest has signed a firm order for 20 Embraer E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. According to the 2019 list prices, the deal is worth $972 million. According to a statement, the new aircraft are set to start reaching SkyWest already in the second half of 2020. “Today, we are excited to announce that these […]