All Latin America articles – Page 9

  • LATAM first A320neo and 4th A350

    LATAM slashes April capacity 95%


    LATAM Airlines has decreased its operation-wide capacity in April by 95%, citing border closures and lower demand because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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    Saab commences production of first Brazilian Gripen F


    Saab has cut metal on the first two-seat Gripen F for the Brazilian air force. The first part cut for the aircraft will form part of the jet’s air duct section, just behind the fighter’s cockpit, says Saab. Video: First Metal Cut Gripen F to ...

  • E195-E2 First Flight

    Embraer sees commercial orders deferred, not cancelled


    Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer says it has not had any order cancellations as a result of the current global coronavirus pandemic that has decimated the air transport industry, but it is seeing some customers ask for deferments of deliveries as airlines reduce capacity for an undetermined period of time.

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    Embraer manufactures ventilator parts


    Brazilian aircraft-maker Embraer has begun manufacturing parts for ventilators in an effort to support the country’s medical industry as the coronavirus pandemic grips all corners of the globe.

  • avianca 787

    Avianca ceases domestic flights through mid-April


    Avianca has suspended domestic flights through at least 12 April, citing the Colombian federal government’s closing of the country’s airspace, which commences 25 March.

  • Azul receives the first Airbus A330neo in the Amer

    Azul expands April capacity cuts to 90%


    Brazilian low-cost carrier Azul has cut its planned capacity through 30 April by 90%.

  • Gol first 737 Max 8

    Brazil’s Gol down to 50 daily domestic flights


    Gol has dropped its domestic capacity in Brazil by 92% and its international capacity by 100% through early May in response to falling demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

  • Gripen E Brazil

    Latin American combat aircraft inventory has limited scope to grow


    We assess Latin America’s in-service combat aircraft inventory, ahead of biennial FIDAE gathering

  • LATAM Airlines Airbus A320neo

    LATAM slashes international flights by 30%


    LATAM Airlines Group is cutting its international flights by 30% for the months of April and May, as countries close borders to slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. As a result of lower demand and government restrictions resulting from the pandemic, the airline group is reducing flights ...

  • Azul E195-E2

    Azul sees drop in international demand, but domestic flights less impacted


    Brazilian carrier Azul has cut its international flight network as a result of lower demand due to the global coronavirus crisis, and is closely monitoring its liquidity and expenditures as the crisis drags on.

  • 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 ...

  • LATAM Airlines Airbus A320neo

    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 ...

  • Avianca A320neo

    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 ...