News
Trulli
An Azul Airbus A330-200 in Sao Paulo. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | João Machado)

Azul Ramps Up Domestic Flights, Ponders International Network Redesign

Although it never came to a complete stop, the Brazilian domestic market reduced its capacity by 90% between April and May as a result of the economic and airline industry fallout stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. Since then, airlines in Brazil have been gradually increasing their operations in the hope of having left the worst of the crisis behind,  even though the advance of COVID-19 in the country is still in full motion. With that in mind, Azul Brazilian Airlines…

FAA Plans 737 MAX Recertification Flights Starting Monday

In a moment largely expected by the aircraft builder, the Boeing 737 MAX is ready to start the recertification flight campaign as soon as Monday, June 29. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) confirmed on Sunday that it has completed Boeing's safety system assessment review and it is ready to begin…

Time to Rebuild: Embraer Commercial Aviation Appoints New CEO

In the aftermath of the failed joint venture with Boeing, the industry was expecting management moves within Embraer Commercial Aviation. One of these steps finally arrived Monday when the Brazilian builder announced that Arjan Meijer is appointed as the division's new CEO, effective immediately, reporting to Francisco Gomes Neto, Embraer…

French Government Approves 15 billion Euro Rescue Package

The French state continues to distribute aid to economic sectors impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. After implementing a plan of 18 billion euros to save the tourism industry and another 8 billion euros for the automotive industry, it was the turn for aviation. The Minister of Economy and Finance, Bruno…

LATAM Airlines Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In a communication addressed to the Chilean Financial Market Commission (CMF), LATAM Airlines Group has announced that it will voluntarily file to reorganize under Chapter 11 protection of the United States Code. The requested restructuring involves subsidiaries in Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, the United States of America, the Cayman Islands…

Avianca Holdings Files for Chapter 11 Protection, Closes Peru Subsidiary

Avianca Holdings and some of its subsidiaries "voluntarily file[d]" for chapter 11 bankruptcy in the Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York in the U.S., the airline announced on May 10. Avianca Holdings currently oversees a number of subsidiaries, the list of which includes Columbian airlines Avianca and…

Boeing-Embraer Deal is Officially Terminated

In an official statement released this morning, Boeing has announced that it is terminating the efforts to establish a joint venture with Brazilian builder Embraer, after denouncing the latter has not met the conditions for consolidation in due time. Both companies started formal talks about a joint venture regarding the…

Lufthansa Group Moves Forward With Passenger-to-Freighter Conversions

Lufthansa Technik, the MRO division of Lufthansa Group, obtained approval from the German Federal Aviation Authority for an Engineering Order Specific Tailsign for four Airbus A330-300 passenger aircraft belonging to Lufthansa. These aircraft will be put to service in the cargo division of the German airline to transport medical products…

Air Mauritius Files for Voluntary Administration to Avoid Bankruptcy

The board of directors of Air Mauritius Limited met this Wednesday to disclose the state of the company's finances due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Then, it was reported that the operational disruptions related to the coronavirus make it impossible for the airline to meet its financial obligations "in the foreseeable…

Embraer to Resume Critical Operations

Embraer is resuming critical operations in an effort to maintain its production lines and is also diverting efforts to assist the Brazilian government in the production of parts for respirators to combat COVID-19. During the temporary plant shutdown period, customer support, aircraft maintenance, and manufacturing were defined as essential roles…