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Tag: Latin America

Jet Setting to JAX! Spirit Airlines Expands Florida Footprint with Ultra-Low Fares to Jacksonville

Florida’s hometown airline is growing again in its home state with the addition of Jacksonville to the Spirit Airlines network!  Beginning December 20, 2018, Spirit (NYSE: SAVE) will begin nonstop daily service from Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) to Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Detroit Metro Airport (DTW).   Jacksonville will mark Spirit’s 69th destination in… Read More ›

Sikorsky / PZL Mielec Delivers M28 Aircraft to the Ecuadorian Army

An M28 short takeoff and landing (STOL) aircraft manufactured at PZL Mielec, a facility in Poland owned by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company (NYSE: LMT), has arrived in Ecuador following a trans-Atlantic flight from Poland. Delivered five months after contract award, the twin-engine turboprop will meet the Ecuadorian Army’s need for a proven multi-role transport… Read More ›

Bombardier to Showcase Cabin Comfort Leadership with China Debut of Global 7000 Mock-up at ABACE

Global 7000 mock-up tour making its first appearance in China following triumphant stops in Singapore and Dubai Premier cabin also making first appearance in China on board the luxurious Global 6000 aircraft, showcasing its elevated level of visual and functional refinement  Best-selling Challenger 350 and Challenger 650 aircraft round out Bombardier lineup on static display… Read More ›

IATA Reiterates Strong Support for New Mexico City Airport

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized its strong support for the construction of a new international airport for Mexico City that was launched in 2014 to replace Benito Juárez International Airport. “The current airport is bursting at the seams. It serves 47 million passengers, almost 50% over its design capacity of 32 million. A… Read More ›

First H160 for the Latin American market

Airbus Helicopters has signed the first order for one H160 with an undisclosed customer in Brazil for private and business aviation operations. This order, the first from a Latin American customer, came after a flight demonstration in Marignane where the customer experienced first-hand the step-change in passenger comfort that the H160 brings to the market…. Read More ›

A350-900 lands in Chile for FIDAE air show

World’s most modern airliner on static and flying display during Latin America’s iconic air show The A350-900 flight test aircraft arrived at Santiago Chile’s Arturo Merino Benitez Airport for the 20th edition of the FIDAE air show, where it will be on static display and take part in flying demonstrations between 2-5 April. The A350-900… Read More ›

TAP – Air Portugal

About TAP With arms wide open TAP is the leading Portuguese airline, it has been flying since 1945 and has been a member of the Star Alliance since 14 March 2005. Its Lisbon hub is a key European gateway at the crossroads of Africa, and North and South America. With the launch of new routes over… Read More ›

Heliservicio Signs 20 Bell Helicopters for Innovative Customer Support Solution.

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. (NYSE: TXT) company, today announced Heliservicio as the launch customer in Latin America for its Customer Advantage Plan – signing its large fleet of 20 Bell 412EPs for the innovative support solution. Heliservicio is an oil and gas company in the Gulf of Mexico, based at Ciudad Del Carmen. Since its… Read More ›

Civil Aviation Authority of Colombia Approves Certificate for Sikorsky S-76C™, S-76D™ and S-92A® Helicopters

Colombia‘s civil aviation authority Unidad Administrativa Especial de Aeronáutica Civil (UAEAC) has approved the Offshore and Utility Type Certificate for Sikorsky‘s S-76C™ series (C, C+, C++), S-76D™ and S-92A® helicopters. The certificate enables Colombia’s commercial aviation operators to add the multi-role helicopters for transportation of workers or cargo to offshore oil and gas rigs, as… Read More ›

JETS Welcomes back Dornier 328-300

JETS was pleased to receive a signed maintenance contract from returning customer, Aerostar Airlines, for maintenance on their Dornier 328-300. Since 1997, Ukrainian Aviation Company “Aerostar” has been one of the major operators in the Ukrainian business air transport market. Aerostar arranges business jet flights for its clients to any point in the world, depending… Read More ›

JETS Welcomes new Sales Executive, Matthew Rowlands

JETS is pleased to welcome Matthew Rowlands to the team as Sales Executive for JETS Biggin Hill. Matt started his career as an apprentice engineer within the Aviation industry and soon after qualifying decided to take a different turn into Sales. Matt’s first position in sales was specializing in Yacht Chartering, Mortgages and Maintenance contracts,… Read More ›

Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air models certified in Brazil

Beechcraft Corporation, a subsidiary of Textron Aviation Inc., a Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) company, today announced it has received certification from Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) for its line of Pro Line Fusion-equipped Beechcraft King Air turboprop aircraft with cabin enhancements. Deliveries into the Latin American region are imminent, beginning with a King Air… Read More ›

The Technodinamika to Open an Aviation Service Center Branch in Africa.

By 2020 the holding company‘s overseas maintenance service earnings will reach RUB 1 bln. To provide African operators of Russian aviation equipment with components, Technodinamika holding company intends to open an Aviation Service Center branch in Africa. The Maintenance and Repair Center is slated to open in 2018. Deputy General Director of Technodinamika’s Innovations, Development… Read More ›

Bombardier to Debut the Challenger 350 Jet at LABACE 2014.

Bombardier Business Aircraft announced today that it will showcase four of its class-defining business aircraft at this year’s Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) at Congonhas airport in Sao Paulo, Brazil from August 12-14, 2014. Bombardier’s Learjet 75,Challenger 350, Challenger 605 and Global 6000 aircraft will be on display. The Challenger 350 jet, which recently… Read More ›

SkyTeam Launches Online Round the World Booking Tool.

Easy-to-book, multi-airline itineraries to 1,024 global destinations in a matter of clicks. SkyTeam, the global airline alliance, has launched an online booking tool for customers wishing to book a Go Round the World pass on any of its 19 member airlines.  Available on, the intuitive tool offers customers a seamless planning and booking experience with cost-effective… Read More ›

Distortions Mask Modest Cargo Improvement.

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released February data showing that air cargo maintained the modest improvement in demand that began in the fourth quarter of 2012. Seasonally adjusted cargo volumes are 2.5% above the October 2012 low point. Comparisons with February 2012 performance however show a 6.2% decline. This is severely skewed as a… Read More ›


Avianca is again a pioneer in the operation of aircraft technology, being the first airline in Latin America to incorporate this aircraft into its fleet. As part of its fleet renewal plan Avianca has incorporated the first Airbus A320 equipped with sharklet wing tip devices into its fleet, making the aircraft the best performing and… Read More ›

Flybe Embraer 195 (G-FBEH) taxis at Manchester Airport, UK

Embraer expands Pool services with Azul/TRIP until 2020.

  Embraer, Azul Linhas Aéreas Brasileiras S.A. and TRIP Linhas Aéreas signed a renewal and expansion contract for the Pool services, on  support for more than 350 spare parts and all repairable components of the hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, electronic and propulsion systems for their E-Jets. The renewal means the agreement will be extended until 2020,… Read More ›

Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia debuts first Boeing 777F in Colombia.

Línea Aérea Carguera de Colombia, a subsidiary of LAN CARGO, officially takes delivery of its Boeing 777F at Bogota’s El Dorado Airport. Clients from the floriculture sector, as well as representatives from the aviation industry, unions and media will be in attendance. Alberto Dávila, the airline’s Chairman of the Board, Pablo Canales, Executive Director at… Read More ›

The first UA 777, registry N777UA, special "Working together" titles on the nose section (WA006 in test phase). Cropped, autocontrast, and cargo terminal name removed

United Airlines and Hispanic Education Organization Adelante! Announce Video Contest About Latin America.

HISPANIC COLLEGE STUDENTS CAN WIN AIRLINE TICKETS IN ADELANTE! U. S. EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FUND CONTEST. –United Airlines and the Adelante! U.S. Education Leadership Fund today announced the 2012 video contest, “Destino: Latinoamerica” (“Destination: Latin America“), for Hispanic college students. Participants submit a video highlighting five reasons to visit one of the Latin American or Caribbean countries where United flies. The winning… Read More ›

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