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    Embraer delivers 44 jets in third quarter


    ​Brazilian planemaker Embraer says it delivered 44 aircraft in the third quarter of 2019, including its first new flagship E195-E2, to launch customer Azul, bringing total deliveries in 2019 to 117 aircraft.

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    Gol Q3 results up despite Max grounding, unscheduled maintenance


    ​Brazil’s low-cost carrier Gol reported a rise in third quarter revenue on increasing passenger demand and “dynamic revenue management” - flexible pricing which allows the company to constantly optimise returns - despite taking a hit for unscheduled maintenance as well as the grounding of its seven Boeing 737 Max aircraft.

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    Latin American airlines embrace equity ties with larger carriers


    Leaders of Latin American carrier expressed optimism on 28 October about the increasingly common joint ventures and airline-airline equity investments, while also downplaying regional challenges as workaday hurdles.

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    ALTA Airline Leaders Forum 2019 in pictures


    ​This year's ALTA Airline Leaders Forum took place on 27-29 October in Brasilia.

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    Aviation industry success rests on diversity: executives


    The aviation industry’s competitiveness in the coming decades increasingly rests on a diverse and well-educated workforce, which includes more representation from groups that are currently largely overlooked, a panel of executives tells participants of the annual ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Brasilia.

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    Chile is most competitive in Latin American aviation: study


    Chile took the top spot in a new aviation competitiveness index published by Latin American industry association ALTA and technology solutions company Amadeus.

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    Avianca to codeshare with Gol as it overhauls business


    Avianca has disclosed that it will begin a codesharing agreement with Brazil's domestic market leader Gol, further expanding the Colombian flag carrier's network in South America's largest aviation market as it moves forward from a challenging year.

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    Venezuela air sector in 'havoc' despite broader regional growth


    Though Venezuela's airline industry has descended into shambles, the broader Latin American air transport sector is on track to expand at a leading pace in the coming decade, says industry group IATA's regional vice-president for the Americas Peter Cerda.

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    FAA administrator: 737 Max will be made safe


    The head of the Federal Aviation Administration is giving no clue about when his agency might clear Boeing's 737 Max to fly.

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    Embraer’s growth tied to health of Latin American economies


    ​Brazilian planemaker Embraer sees its future success in Latin America closely tied to the region’s economic prosperity and political stability as its current customers, both in its home country as well as amongst its Latin American neighbors, mull their next metal move.

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    ​CFM returns to on-time Leap production, preps for 737 Max return


    CFM International's production of Leap powerplants is back on schedule, with the company having overcome bottlenecks that had hindered its ability to fully meet a planned ramp-up, says the engine maker's chief executive Gael Meheust.

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    ​737 Max grounding slows Latin American airline expansion


    Just like elsewhere in the world, the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max has stymied airline industry growth in Latin America, a region long home to some of Seattle-based Boeing s top customers.

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    Social unrest in South America 'will not disrupt aviation'


    Aviation industry leaders at the ALTA Airline Leaders Forum in Brasilia warn that long-term political instability could have an impact on the progress of the sector in one of the world’s fastest-growing regions.

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    Brazil upbeat about the potential of domestic low-cost carriers


    ​Brazilian authorities are optimistic about low-cost carriers’ (LCC) prospects in South America’s most populous country as regulatory changes and lower taxes have an impact on air travel in what is currently still one of the most underserved nations in terms of aviation connectivity.

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    Brazil government pro-aviation stance pushed air transport growth


    The Brazilian government and local airline industry are using this year's ALTA Airline Leaders Forum to stress the country's recent pro-aviation advancements and the resulting boom in commercial aviation growth.

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    Copa chief says three-way JV behind schedule


    ​The paperwork for anti-trust immunity for a joint venture between United Airlines, Panama's Copa Airlines and Colombia's Avianca will likely not be filed with regulators until next year, thus pushing back a potential start for the project to 2021 at the earliest, Copa's chief executive Pedro Heilbron said at the ...

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    INTERVIEW: ALTA chief on challenges for Latin America's airlines


    ​Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) is heading into its annual Airline Leaders Forum with a positive growth story from the region's carriers, but also several familiar challenges that are weighing on ambitions.

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    Spirit Q3 profit hit by heavy weather


    ​Spirit Airlines reports $992 million in operating revenue during its third quarter, a 10% increase compared with the same quarter during 2018, delivering $83.5 million net profit as the ultra-low-cost carrier plans to build a new headquarters in Fort Lauderdale and expand its Airbus fleet.

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    American expects 737 Max grounding cost to rise to $540m


    American Airlines expects its total cost for the grounding of the Boeing 737 Max to be about $540 million in pre-tax earnings in 2019, up from a previous estimate of $400 million.

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    PODCAST: Airline Business on UK, Delta, Brazil, China, Emirates


    The new edition of the Airline Business podcast is now available.