In the 18 March issue of Flight International, we preview the FIDAE show in Santiago, Chile, with features on the region’s defence procurement and consolidation among its airlines.
Despite a high degree of stablility between nations, much of the Latin American military fleet is ageing. We look at who might be in the market for new equipment at FIDAE.
Ghim-Lay Yeo also examines the state of the region’s airlines and the shape of its airliner fleet, following a wave of consolidation to create groups such as Avianca and LATAM, and a new focus on regional services.
In news: Airbus slams Boeing’s supplier strategy, our take on MH370 and an update on Saab’s Gripen E programme. We also report from India Aviation in Hyderabad, and profile how Rockwell Collins hopes to help aviation companies exploit a new flood of information.