All Latin America news – Page 2

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    Peruvian air force adds third 737 to transport fleet

    2020-05-19T13:53:00Z

    Peru has placed a contract worth $3.75 million with Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based D&S Aviation for the supply of a second-hand Boeing 737-300 for the country’s air force.

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    IATA lays out guidelines for restarting Latin American air travel

    2020-05-14T20:00:00Z

    Airline trade group IATA has presented an air travel rebook strategy to nearly 50 Latin American and Caribbean governments, laying out guidelines aimed at minimising the spread of coronavirus during airline travel.

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    Azul cites flexibility as key to coronavirus operations

    2020-05-14T16:47:00Z

    Brazilian carrier Azul says it is preparing a host of scenarios to manage its way out of the coronavirus crisis, while keeping cash burn low and maintaining a high level of liquidity that it hopes will help it see through to the other side of the global pandemic.

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    Avianca reorganisation begins

    2020-05-12T17:59:00Z

    Avianca says initial motions in the proceedings for reorganisation under its Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing have been approved by the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York, allowing it to pay employees and creditors and maintain some operations.

  • Embraer E190-E2
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    ​Embraer blames Boeing for 30% drop in deliveries

    2020-05-12T13:01:00Z

    Embraer says it delivered a total of 14 aircraft during the first quarter of 2020, a more than 30% drop from the same period a year ago as the company was preparing to carve out its commercial aircraft division in a now-scuppered joint venture with Boeing.

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    ALTA names new executive director

    2020-05-11T15:51:00Z

    The Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) says it has named Brazilian Jose Ricardo Botelho as its next executive director and chief executive.

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    Avianca to cut back fleet and close Peru division

    2020-05-11T06:56:00Z

    Latin American carrier Avianca is to shut down its Peruvian division, and cut back the fleet of other carriers, as part of the reshaping of the company being undertaken following its filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Avianca Holdings sought protection on 10 May in a joint filing covering ...

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    Is Embraer-China tie-up an inevitable marriage or case of strange bedfellows?

    2020-04-30T16:09:00Z

    The Brazilian government was quick to suggest Embraer cosy up to China, after a proposed partnership with Boeing fell through. Would such a relationship work, and what is at stake? 

  • Buenos Aires airport Covid
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    Industry bodies hit out at Argentina move to block flights until September

    2020-04-30T07:19:00Z

    Airline and airport bodies have warned the Argentinean authorities about the ’imminent and substantial risk’ of its to move to suspend air travel in the country until the start of September.

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    Embraer starts Boeing split proceedings but stays vague on future plans

    2020-04-27T14:36:00Z

    Embraer has formally commenced arbitration proceedings following the decision by Boeing to terminate the companies’ $4.2 billion merger. But the Brazilian airframer has offered little insight into its response to the sudden collapse of the proposed commercial and military partnership, and the extent to which it had prepared for ...

  • Embraer 190-E2
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    Why Boeing’s jilting leaves Embraer bitter and frustrated

    2020-04-26T11:02:00Z

    Embraer’s fierce reaction to prospective suitor Boeing’s decision to bale from their intended commercial partnership is hardly surprising, given that the Brazilian airframer stands to lose heavily from the split. While the tie-up proposal, unveiled in late 2017, might have given the impression of a hastily-shoehorned response to Airbus’s ...

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    Boeing-Embraer joint venture collapse throws cold water on C-390

    2020-04-25T17:43:00Z

    Collapse of a joint venture agreement between Boeing and Embraer to promote the Embraer C-390 Millennium will likely make it more difficult to sell the medium-lift transport outside of Brazil, seriously hurting the overall sales of the aircraft programme.

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    Embraer to seek damages as it accuses Boeing of sabotaging merger

    2020-04-25T16:36:00Z

    Embraer has accused Boeing of deliberately wrecking the proposed tie-up between the two aircraft manufacturers, and is set to launch a damages claim over the collapsed deal. While it acknowledges Boeing’s notice of termination of the master transaction agreement – which set out plans for joint commercial and military ...

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    Boeing walks away from Embraer tie-up

    2020-04-25T15:25:00Z

    Boeing has abandoned its plans for a tie-up with Embraer, exercising its right to terminate the agreement for joint commercial and military aviation ventures. The US airframer says its master transaction agreement with the Brazilian manufacturer had reached its initial termination date on 24 April. This was subject ...

  • Embraer Boeing joint venture
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    Embraer-Boeing tie up tenuous on merger deadline date

    2020-04-24T18:58:00Z

    The planned merger of Embraer’s commercial aircraft business with Boeing is hanging by a thread as the coronavirus crisis brings into sharp relief some of the problems with a transaction that seemed like a foregone conclusion just a few months ago. 

  • Cathay Pacific
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    Grounded commercial aircraft around the world – in pictures

    2020-04-22T11:41:00Z

    Parked aircraft have become commonplace at airports in all regions as the coronavirus outbreak prompts border restrictions and plummeting demand for air travel

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    First Nigerian Super Tucano conducts maiden sortie

    2020-04-20T06:05:00Z

    The first A-29 Super Tucano due for delivery to the Nigerian air force has conducted its maiden flight from Jacksonville, Florida.

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    LATAM extends 95% capacity cuts through May

    2020-04-17T21:09:00Z

    LATAM Airlines has extended through May its 95% reduction in planned capacity, citing continued travel restrictions and a lack of demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    IATA appeals to Latin American governments for coordination

    2020-04-16T21:31:00Z

    Airline industry association IATA is calling on Latin American governments to harmonise plans to eventually restart air service and reopen borders, saying an uncoordinated effort will hinder the sector’s recovery.

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    US DOT denies minimum service exemptions to Spirit, JetBlue

    2020-04-16T18:51:00Z

    The US Department of Transportation (DOT) has largely denied Spirit Airlines’ and Jet Blue Airways’ requests for exemption to minimum service rules required for carriers to accept government aid as they consolidate their networks due to the sharp drop-off in demand following the coronavirus global health emergency.