Category: Latin America

Strong Partnerships to Boost Economies in Latin America

Reading Time: 3 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on governments and aviation stakeholders in Latin America and the Caribbean to work together to harness the power of aviation connectivity to drive economic growth and job creation in the region. “Air transport in Latin America and the Caribbean supports more than 4.9 million jobs and $153 billion […]

Boeing: Latin American Commercial Fleet to Triple By 2035

Reading Time: 2 minutes Boeing projects Latin American airlines will need 3,050 new airplanes valued at $350 billion in the next two decades, tripling the region’s current fleet size. “Over the long term, Latin American economies will grow faster than the rest of the world,” said Donna Hrinak, President, Boeing Latin America. “This growth will create increased passenger traffic […]

Airbus: Fleet in Latin America to More Than Double by 2034

Reading Time: 3 minutes According to the latest Airbus Global Market Forecast (GMF), Latin America will need 2,540 new passenger and freighter aircraft between 2015 and 2034, to meet long term growth in the region. This demand includes 1,990 single-aisle and 550 widebody like the A330, A3350 XWB and A380, worth an estimated US$330 billion. This demand will mean that the passenger […]

Worldwide Drone Sales Could Reach US$36.9bn by 2022

Reading Time: 1 minute Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) or drone sales continue exponential growth with analysts forecasting global sales to reach a staggering US$36.9bn in just six years. Already one of the world’s leading manufacturers of hobby drones, DJI, generated revenue of US$1bn in 2015 alone. As a consequence of drone systems leading the way in aerospace manufacturing, many […]

What Do We Know About Airbus A350 XWB?

Reading Time: 5 minutes Airbus is seeing its future with a new generation of long-range widebody airliners with better fuel efficiency, lower operating costs and reduced noise and emission, and the A350 is the best example of all this. The A350 is the first Airbus with both fuselage and wing structures made primarily of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer. This new-generation jetliner […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

World’s Shortest Commercial Flights: Westray-Papa Westray by Loganair

Reading Time: 2 minutes One of the world’s shortest commercial flights is Loganair’s Westray and Papa Westray flight, which takes anywhere from 75 to 180 seconds, depending on wind conditions. The record for the fastest flight is 53 seconds. The distance between Westray Airport (WRY) and Papa Westray Airport (PPW) is slightly more than a mile, and standing at […]

Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One Plane Badly Damaged on the Runway

Reading Time: 2 minutes Iron Maiden’s Ed Force One plane has been badly damaged in an airport collision while still on the ground – just weeks after leaving Cardiff to carry the band on their world tour. Frontman Bruce Dickinson, who as well as being a world-famous musician is the chairman and co-founder of Cardiff Aviation and a qualified […]

ICAO Adopts New Distress Circumstance Aircraft Tracking Requirements

Reading Time: 2 minutes ICAO has adopted new aircraft tracking provisions, including a requirement that aircraft carry a device that can autonomously transmit its location every minute during emergency circumstances. On the eve of the second anniversary of the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, ICAO announced that its 36-member state governing council had adopted amendments to the Chicago […]

IATA Announces: Air Freight Makes Solid Start to 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets in January showing a rise in freight tonne kilometers (FTK) of 2.7% compared to January 2015. This continues the improving trend witnessed toward the end of 2015, and is the fastest pace since April of last year. The freight load […]