Category: Latin America

Approved FedEx Takeover of TNT Express in Brazil

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazil’s Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica Unconditionally Approves FedEx Intended Acquisition of TNT Express FedEx Acquisition B.V. (the Offeror) and TNT Express (TNT Express) jointly announce that they have obtained the unconditional approval from the Conselho Administrativo de Defesa Econômica (CADE) in connection with the Offer. “We are very pleased with the unconditional approval from […]

Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records Selected by Aeromexico

Reading Time: 1 minute Boeing today announced that Aeromexico has signed an agreement to implement Boeing Maintenance Performance Toolbox Records to support maintenance operations for its Next-Generation 737, 767, 777, 787 and non-Boeing fleets. The announcement came during Aviation Week’s MRO Latin America 2016 conference and exhibition in Lima, Peru. Aeromexico is the sixth airline to sign up for […]

Top Fighter Jets Fighting ISIS in Syria

Reading Time: 10 minutes ISIS originated about a decade ago as an Al Qaeda offshoot and it is now a state within a state, complete with a “capital” in Raqqa, Syria. The movement controls a huge territory around Syria and Iraq. In response to rapid territorial gains made by ISIS and internationally condemned brutality, reported human rights abuses and […]

50 Fokker Aircraft Transactions in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Fokker Technologies, a division of GKN Aerospace, announces that a total of 50 Fokker aircraft were sold to 10 existing Fokker operators and 3 new operators during 2015 by their respective aircraft owners. These comprise 5 Fokker 50s, 20 Fokker 70s and 25 Fokker 100s. ‘Low operating costs, comprehensive support and more flexible Rolls-Royce Tay […]

Embraer’s Sucessful Growth in 2015

Reading Time: 2 minutes Brazilian manufacturer Embraer ended 2015 with firm orders from 13 customers for 185 commercial aviation jets, a 24.2% increase over 2014. In total, Embraer’s 2015 orders comprised 94 E175s, 40 E195-E2s, 21 E195s, 17 E190-E2s and 13 E190s. Cumulatively, Embraer’s major orders for the year came from SkyWest Airlines (52 E175s ordered, valued at approximately […]

World’s First Airline to Fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America

Reading Time: 2 minutes This winter, Air France is offering six weekly frequencies between Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Mexico. Starting on 12 January 2016, three weekly flights are operated by Airbus A380, the Company’s largest super jumbo (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday). Air France is the world’s first airline to fly an Airbus A380 to Latin America. The three other […]

Cuba & US Reach Historic Air Agreement to Restart Scheduled Flights

Reading Time: 4 minutes Cuba and the US have reached a bilateral arrangement to establish scheduled air services between the two countries, the US State Department said Thursday. American Airlines, United Airlines and JetBlue Airways were among the first US carriers to say they will seek approval to begin scheduled services as soon as possible. The agreement, reached late […]

Brazil’s GOL to Finish Wi-Fi installation in 2016

Reading Time: 1 minute São Paulo-based low-cost-carrier GOL plans to finish outfitting its first aircraft with Wi-Fi in the first half of 2016. The airline will then equip the rest of its fleet with Gogo’s technology in fewer than three years, airline spokeswoman Ludmilla Marchionni said. Most US carriers have already equipped their fleets with Wi-Fi, but connectivity is […]

dnata Enters South America With Acquisition of RM Ground Services in Brazil

Reading Time: 2 minutes dnata, one of the world’s largest air services providers, has reached an agreement with Brazil’s RM Ground Services to purchase a majority stake in the company. The acquisition marks dnata’s first step into the South American continent. RM Ground Services, which was founded by Ricardo Morrison in 2004, operates at more airports in Brazil than […]

Jetex Flight Support Expands into Toluca

Reading Time: 3 minutes Jetex Flight Support announced today that it has entered into an agreement with EOLO for EOLO’s FBO to become a co-branded facility. As part of the agreement, the FBO located in Toluca, Mexico will start operating as Jetex-EOLO this November, adding to Jetex’s worldwide network of FBOs. Toluca is the most important airport in Mexico […]