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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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    Argentina's commercial aviation free-for-all in doubt


    The result of the upcoming presidential election in Argentina could signal another seismic shift in the commercial aviation sector in one of South America s largest and most volatile economies.

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    Argentina to retrofit aging IA-58 Pucará into Fenix ISR model


    ​The Argentine air force plans to retrofit an undisclosed number of its IA-58 Pucará light attack aircraft into intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) variants, renaming the type as IA-58 Fenix.

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    New H145 aces high-altitude mission


    Airbus Helicopters has highlighted the performance of its new five-blade main rotor-equipped H145 with a high-altitude test mission in the Andes.

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    Chile's Jetsmart delays Argentina launch dates


    ​Santiago de Chile-based low-cost carrier Jetsmart has delayed the launch of flights to Argentina due to delays in delivery of an Airbus A320 needed to operate five planned routes.

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    Aerolineas Argentinas receives third 737 Max 8


    ​Aerolineas Argentinas received on 26 January the third of 11 Boeing 737 Max aircraft on order, the SkyTeam alliance carrier says.

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    ​Argentina's LASA eyes March launch


    LASA, the Neuquen, Argentina-based startup airline, has announced that it plans to launch flights in the last week of March, operating Embraer ERJ-145LR regional jets from its Mar del Plata hub.

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    Aviation key to ending poverty in Argentina: transport minister


    The newly liberalised aviation industry in Argentina is playing a central role in the government’s aim to end poverty, the country’s transport minister said today.

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    INTERVIEW: Luis Felipe de Oliveira, executive director, ALTA


    The new executive director of ALTA, Luis Felipe de Oliveira, is promising to give the association a stronger focus on collaboration between the region's stakeholders – aided by the setting up of a new office in Panama.

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    Perlan II sets new soaring altitude record in Argentina


    ​American and Australian pilots in the two-seat Perlan II broke on 3 September soared to an GPS-recorded altitude of 52,172ft over southern Argentina, breaking the 11-year-old record of 50,700ft set by a different pair of pilots in the Perlan I at the same location.

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    Airbus outlines lofty ambitions with Perlan II glider


    ​Perlan II pilot Jim Payne plans to soar to 91,000ft in his Airbus-sponsored unpowered glider – but that was not the objective of a quick, 1h flight on 30 August in El Calafate, a rugged tourist destination in southern Argentina. Payne’s team had made several modifications to the Perlan II’s ...

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    Argentina halts talks linked to Kfir buy


    Argentina has stopped negotiations about a possible purchase of upgraded Israel Aerospace Industries Kfir fighters, despite indications earlier this year that a deal for 12-14 aircraft could be finalised.

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    IATA urges pro-aviation push in Latin America


    Ultra-low-cost carriers continue to largely steer clear of Brazil, highlighting economic and regulatory challenges that are particularly acute in the country but also common throughout South America, a top IATA official has argued.

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    Argentinian Kfir negotiations set to resume


    Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has so far exported 40 Kfir Block 60 upgraded fighter aircraft, and plans to assemble and upgrade another 12-14 for Argentina.

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    ANALYSIS: Argentina potential captures airline interest


    After years of being shut off to foreign competition, Argentina's aviation industry looks set to open up to foreign carriers as a new government moves away from decades of protectionist policies.

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    US cleared to complete T-6C sale to Argentina


    ​A 30-day Congressional notification period has closed on a proposed sale of 24 Beechcraft T-6C Texan trainers to the Argentine air force, clearing the way for the US government and industry officials to complete negotiations on the estimated $300 million deal.

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    FIDAE: Can Argentina's industry be revived?


    ​A generation ago, if you had been asked to name the Latin American country most likely to become a global powerhouse of aerospace manufacturing, you may well have plumped for Argentina over Brazil or Mexico. But while Brazil's Embraer has become one of the world’s leading airframers, and Mexico is ...

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    Argentina and Israel resume Kfir sale talks


    ​Argentina and Israel have resumed negotiations covering the potential sale of 14 Israel Aerospace Industries Kfir Block 60 fighter aircraft, after the parties broke off talks following elections in the South American country in October 2015.

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    Argentina to sign for AESA-equipped Kfir fighters


    Argentina is expected to sign a contract on 10 November covering the purchase of 14 Kfir Block 60 fighters. The nation's air force opted to acquire upgraded examples of the Israel Aerospace Industries-produced combat aircraft, which have been non-operational for two decades.

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    Argentina to retire Mirage fleet


    Argentina is reportedly planning to retire its air force's mixed fleet of Dassault Mirage fighters in November, as budget constraints force the government to make cuts to its inventory.