Category: Latin America

RUAG Dornier 228 Returns to Europe from Demo Tour

Reading Time: 2 minutes The RUAG Aviation Dornier 228 demonstrator returned to its home base at Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, on 12 April 2016, following the successful completion of its month-long, premier Latin America Demo Tour. The demonstrator logged over 20’285 NM between 29 February and 10 April to provide institutions, government and armed forces officials, business executives and other interested […]

Aviation Industry’s Growth in Latin America

Reading Time: 4 minutes Through careful analysis of the largest aviation manufacturers (Airbus, Boeing and Embraer) and market activity tendencies, it is true to say that despite the current political and economical instability, Latin America’s aviation market is predicted to grow steadily for the next 20 years at the average rate of 6% annually. Consistent economic growth of 3.6% […]

Aeromexico Reports $9 Million Net Profit in 1Q

Reading Time: < 1 minute Grupo Aeromexico reported first-quarter net income of MXP161 million ($9 million), down 12.6% from a net profit of MXP185 million in the year-ago period. The Mexico flag carrier cited the positive aspect of lower fuel costs and the negative impact of the Mexican peso depreciating against the US dollar for the results. During the first […]

Aviation Future: Pilot Shortage And New Deliveries

Reading Time: 4 minutes Today we can easily see how the emerging economies are expanding and becoming more stable. It is just a question of time when the people from those countries will be able to afford and use the benefits of aviation. The airlines and manufacturers of flying machines from over the world are aware of it and […]

Volcano Eruption in Mexico Forces Closure of Airport

Reading Time: < 1 minute The volcano Popocatépetl came to life at 2:32 this morning, sending out a column of ash that fell on much of the city of Puebla and closed the airport.  The National Disaster Prevention Center, Cenapred, said the volcano spewed ash to an altitude of about three kilometers above the crater. The explosion was accompanied by […]

Aviation Savings: 6 Billion Gallons of Jet Fuel

Reading Time: 2 minutes Aviation Partners in conjunction with Aviation Partners Boeing, API’s joint venture with The Boeing Company, announced that as of 7:45 pm PDT today its unique Blended Winglet Technology has saved the world’s commercial and business jet operators an estimated six billion gallons of jet fuel; representing a global reduction in CO2 emissions of over 64 […]

US Army Orders Seven Black Hawk Helicopters for Mexico Worth Nearly $55Mln

Reading Time: < 1 minute The US Army has ordered seven new uniquely configured Black Hawk combat, transport and tactical support helicopters for Mexico from the Sikorsky division of Lockheed Martin, the Department of Defense announced. “Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded a $54.9 million… foreign military sales contract (Mexico) for seven uniquely configured UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters,” the […]

February Demand Growth Stays Strong: IATA Announced Global Passenger Traffic Results

Reading Time: 3 minutes Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for February showing continuing strong demand growth for domestic and international travel. Total revenue passenger kilometers (RPKs) rose 8.6%, compared to the same month last year. Monthly capacity (available seat kilometers or ASKs) increased by 9.6%, and load factor declined 0.7 percentage […]

Freight Continues to Suffer Headwinds

Reading Time: 2 minutes The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released data for global air freight markets showing air cargo volumes (measured in freight tonne kilometers or FTKs) suffered a 5.6% fall in February compared to February 2015. This is heavily skewed due to the impact of the US port strikes in early 2015 (which caused a spike in […]

Richard Branson Backed Startup To Build Next-Gen Supersonic Airplane

Reading Time: 2 minutes A company called Boom Technology Inc. has unveiled plans for a supersonic airplane of the same name, which is being developed as a replacement for Concorde. Boom airplanes are predicted to fly 2.6 times faster than any other aircraft (and faster than Concorde Mach 2.0), and hit speeds of Mach 2.2 or 1,451 miles per […]