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

    2020-01-20T11:57:00Z

    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. 

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    Delta ramps up Miami flights to boost LATAM collaboration

    2020-01-17T20:34:00Z

    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

    2020-01-16T19:36:00Z

    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
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    Hong Kong Airlines and Synergy among 33 A350 cancellations

    2020-01-10T19:34:00Z

    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
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    Inability to retrieve ditched DC-3 thwarts investigators

    2020-01-07T22:33:00Z

    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 ...

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    Avianca cancels 20 A320neo orders

    2020-01-07T16:59:00Z

    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

    2019-12-31T00:35:00Z

    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.

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    Air Kiribati takes delivery of first Embraer 190-E2

    2019-12-30T18:18:00Z

    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.

  • KC-390 Millenium
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    KC-390 achieves key airdrop milestones

    2019-12-27T03:50:00Z

    The Embraer KC-390 tactical transport has completed a campaign involving aerial drops of cargo. “The KC-390 Millennium new generation multi-mission medium airlifter has successfully concluded the testing campaign for gravity airdrop and extraction drop of heavy loads by the use of the Container Delivery System (CDS) and Low Velocity ...

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    USA approves $78m upgrade to Argentina’s recently bought P-3C aircraft

    2019-12-20T19:27:00Z

    The US State Department approved a potential $78 million upgrade package for four Lockheed Martin P-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft which were recently purchased by Argentina through the Pentagon’s Excess Defense Articles programme.

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    Airline Business Podcast – end of year (and decade) review

    2019-12-20T15:35:00Z

    The new edition of the Airline Business podcast is now available. Join Graham Dunn, Lewis Harper and Max Kingsley-Jones as they look back on 2019 and the past decade, and forward to what 2020 might have in store for airlines. There are several ways to listen to the ...

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    Embraer, Brazilian air force to research new light transport

    2019-12-20T02:57:00Z

    Embraer and the Brazilian air force will study the development of a new light military transport aircraft.

  • LATAM
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    South American aviation runs into headwinds

    2019-12-19T12:08:00Z

    Social unrest, political upheaval and economic uncertainty continue to drag on South America’s airlines, even though the continent is considered one of the most underserved regions in the world in terms of air travel. Argentina, Brazil and Chile, the continent’s three major economic drivers, face a diverse set of ...

  • Austral E190
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    Austral Embraer 190 damaged by drone collision

    2019-12-18T07:00:00Z

    Chemical analysis of impact traces has convinced Argentinean investigators that an unmanned aerial vehicle collided with an Embraer 190 shortly before it commenced its final approach to Buenos Aires. Argentinean investigation authority JIAAC says the Austral Lineas Aereas twinjet – operating from Rosario on 22 December last year – ...

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    North American airline profits seen strengthening in 2019

    2019-12-11T22:51:00Z

    IATA sees all regions except North American carriers making less profits in 2019 than it expected six months ago, but by contrast expects all these other regions to improve their performance next year.

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    IATA sees airline profits jumping back after cutting outlook for 2019

    2019-12-11T09:41:00Z

    Airline body IATA expects collective industry profits to climb back to almost $30 billion in 2020, despite cutting its outlook for the current year by a further $2 billion in its latest forecast.

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    Chilean carrier Sky orders 10 A321XLRs

    2019-12-09T17:50:00Z

    Chilean low-carrier Sky has ordered 10 Airbus A321XLRS and arranged a training partnership with the airframer.

  • Boeing Walsh Max
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    2019 airline year in review

    A visual journey through some of the biggest airline stories from the past 12 months

  • Norwegian chief executive Jacob Schram
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    Key airline CEO appointments in 2019

    A visual record of some of this year’s key airline chief executive appointments

  • LATAM Airlines Airbus A320neo
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    LATAM and IAG abandon joint venture plans

    2019-12-06T22:26:00Z

    LATAM Airlines Group has terminated plans to develop a joint venture agreement with alliance partner International Airlines Group (IAG) after deciding to leave the Oneworld alliance.