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  • Kakinoff Gol

    Gol Q4 profit falls as Max crisis lingers


    Brazil’s Gol continues to suffer from the fallout of the grounding of its seven Boeing 737 Max aircraft, reporting fourth quarter net income that was almost half of that reported for the same period in 2018.

  • Austral E190

    Second Austral E190 suffers nose-wheel detachment


    Argentinean investigators have opened a probe after an Embraer 190 apparently lost its left-hand nose-wheel in Rosario. The Austral Lineas Aereas twinjet (LV-CHQ) had arrived at Rosario following a service from Buenos Aires on 16 February. Argentinean accident investigation authority JIAAC says the incident occurred at about 23:10 ...

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    Malaysia Airlines inks codeshare pact with LATAM


    Malaysia Airlines has signed a codesharing agreement with LATAM Airlines, extending its reach into South America starting this month. The Malaysian carrier will codeshare on LATAM-operated flights from points in Australia and New Zealand to Santiago, and LATAM will codeshare on Malaysia-operated flights to Kuala Lumpur. ...

  • Copa 737 Max 9

    Copa net profit jumps as Max crisis drags on


    Higher travel demand and low fuel costs offset lost revenue opportunities as Panama’s Copa Airlines continues to post strong earnings even while struggling with the ongoing effects of the Boeing 737 Max crisis.

  • Conviasa E-Jet

    US tightens sanctions squeeze on Conviasa


    Venezuelan carrier Conviasa is being subjected to tighter sanctions by the US government intended to prevent alleged presidential misuse of the airline. The US treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control has formally listed 40 aircraft in Conviasa’s fleet as blocked Venezuelan government property. This fleet includes an Airbus ...

  • Gol Boeing 737

    Gol speeds Max renewal plans with sale-and-leaseback on 11 Boeing 737s


    Gol has signed a sale-and-leaseback deal with lessor Carlyle Aviation for 11 of its Boeing 737NGs, as the Brazil-based low-cost operator takes steps to deleverage its balance sheet

  • Avianca A319

    A319 upset included altitude loss and overspeed


    Investigators have disclosed that an in-flight upset involving an Avianca Airbus A319 resulted in a 2,500ft loss of altitude. The aircraft had been operating a San Jose-Bogota flight and was cruising at 37,000ft, with the captain as the flying pilot, when the incident occurred. French investigation authority BEA, ...

  • Avianca A321neo

    Avianca directs cancellations at A321neo fleet


    Colombian carrier Avianca has cancelled or converted much of its Airbus A321neo order, switching some to the smaller A320neo variant. The change, listed in Airbus’s latest backlog revision, follows a previous cancellation of 62 A320neos by Avianca’s parent company Synergy Aerospace. Synergy wiped out its A320neo orders in ...

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    Avianca latest to probe relationship with Airbus


    Colombian carrier Avianca has engaged a law firm to conduct an independent internal investigation into its relationship with Airbus, after the airline was linked to the extensive probe into alleged bribery involving the airframer. French authorities have disclosed that Airbus orders from airlines including Avianca, Air Arabia, Korean Air, ...

  • Azul 195

    Azul to sub-lease E195 fleet to LOT and US start-up


    Azul is to sub-lease its entire fleet of Embraer 195s to Polish flag-carrier LOT and US start-up Breeze Aviation, in order to accelerate a transition to the more fuel-efficient E195-E2 variant. The Brazilian airline has disclosed a letter of intent for the sub-lease of 18 firm aircraft and ...

  • Embraer Boeing joint venture

    ​Boeing, Embraer partnership cleared by Brasilia


    Boeing and Embraer have secured approval of their planned partnership from authorities in Brazil. The latest approval for the pair’s two proposed joint ventures comes from Brazil’s Council for Economic Defense (CADE). It follows clearance from jurisdictions such as the USA, China, Japan, South Africa, Montenegro, Colombia, and Kenya. ...

  • Avianca A319

    Avianca crew hospitalised after A319 diversion


    Four occupants of an Avianca Airbus A319 have been hospitalised after an apparent turbulence incident and a diversion to Panama City. The aircraft had been operating the AV693 service from San Jose to Bogota on 23 January, says the carrier. Diversion of the flight, which had been operating ...

  • Embraer Boeing joint venture

    Embraer turboprop go-ahead hinges on EU probe into Boeing joint venture


    Embraer is on course to decide on the launch of an all-new advanced turboprop airliner within the next year but warns that the decision hinges on the approval of its joint venture with Boeing. 

  • Compass Embraer 175 Delta

    Delta ramps up Miami flights to boost LATAM collaboration


    Delta Air Lines says it will add 13 new daily nonstop flights from Miami to US destinations as its strategy following its $1.9 billion investment in Latin American carrier LATAM Airlines begins to take shape.

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    LATAM moves JFK operations to Delta’s Terminal 4


    LATAM Airlines says it is moving its operations at New York’s John F Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Terminal 4, home to Delta Air Lines, as it begins to merge operations following Delta’s closing on a deal that gave it 20% of the Chilean carrier.

  • A350-900

    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations


    Airbus has revealed cancellations for 33 A350s, all the -900 variant, in its end-of-year backlog revision. Analysis of the airframer’s figures indicate eight aircraft have been struck from Hong Kong Airlines, whose A350 commitment has fallen from 13 to five – three of which have already been delivered. ...

  • Ditched DC-3

    Inability to retrieve ditched DC-3 thwarts investigators


    Investigators in the Bahamas have ended an inquiry into a Douglas DC-3 ditching after being unable to retrieve the aircraft for detailed analysis. The DC-3 (N437GB) – manufactured in 1945 – had been operated by Atlantic Air Cargo on a service to Nassau’s Lynden Pindling airport on 18 October ...

  • A320neo Avianca

    Avianca cancels 20 A320neo orders


    Colombian airline Avianca has cancelled 20 Airbus A320neo purchase commitments and delayed Airbus deliveries of A320neos until 2025, marking another step in the carrier’s financial transformation effort. “The company has reduced its firm commitments to 88 A320neo aircraft from 108,” Avianca says in a 7 January media release. “Previously ...

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    Delta Air Lines completes 20% acquisition of LATAM


    Delta Air Lines says it has successfully acquired the 20% equity stake in LATAM airlines group for $1.9 billion, completing a deal it had announced earlier this year.


    Air Kiribati takes delivery of first Embraer 190-E2


    Air Kiribati, the flag carrier of the central Pacific island nation of the same name, has taken delivery of the first of two Embraer E190-E2 jets, giving it the ability to significantly expand its footprint and directly connect parts of its far flung republic which comprises 32 atolls and one raised coral island across all four hemispheres.