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Emirates Opens New Route Between Dubai and Santiago de Chile via Sao Paulo

Emirates has recently announced its plan to launch a new, five times a week, service from Dubai to Santiago International Airport (SCL), via the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, starting on July 5, 2018. The new service will see Emirates fly an additional five times a week to Sao Paulo, complementing the airline’s existing daily A380 flight between Dubai and Sao Paulo. In total, Emirates will now fly 12 times per week to Sao Paulo. In use of existing fifth freedom…

Norwegian Air Argentina Receives Its Air Operator Certificate

On Saturday, Norwegian Air Argentina (NAA) received an Air Services Operator Certificate (AOC), granted by Argentina's National Civil Aviation Administration (ANAC). The document recognizes the company as a commercial airline and certifies that it complies with safety and quality standards to carry out aeronautical operations and activities in accordance with the…

ITC Favors Bombardier and Delta in C Series Dispute

In an unexpected and shocking outcome, the U.S. International Trade Commission voted unanimously in favor of Canadian builder Bombardier, stating that the 108-seat CS100 does not represent a threat to the sales of Boeing's 737-700. The dispute started in April 2017, when Boeing filed a complaint with the US Commerce…

Southwest Airlines Announces Service to Everett’s Paine Field

Southwest Airlines announced on Thursday its intentions to operate from Paine Field in Everett, Wash. later this year. While it has yet to be approved by governmental and regulatory agencies, the carrier wishes to operate five daily flights from the small airport. The formal announcement of its fares, flight schedule…

LATAM Decides Future of Its Boeing 777-300ER Fleet

Brazilian-Chilean carrier LATAM's Boeing 777-300ER fleet will be gradually retrofitted, beginning from the second half of 2018. According to LATAM Brazil's CEO, Jerome Cardier, the decision marks the confidence the subsidiary has on the model and, above all, the aircraft efficiency despite its fuel consumption. As long as oil prices…

Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner Receives FAA Certification

Boeing announced on Monday that the 787-10 Dreamliner received an amended type certificate (ATC) from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), clearing the airplane for commercial service. The awarding of the ATC caps a successful test program that began in March 2017 and involved three flight-test airplanes that accumulated about 900 test…

Norwegian Sets New Time Record in New York to London…

Low-cost airline Norwegian has set a new record time for the fastest ever transatlantic flight by a subsonic passenger aircraft this week for the route between New York and London, using the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. Norwegian flight DY7014 from New York JFK to London Gatwick on Monday completed the full duration…

Avianca to Become First Airbus A330-300 Operator in Latin America

Colombian flag-carrier Avianca will add two second-hand Airbus A330-300 widebody aircraft within the first half of 2018, making the company the first Latin American operator of the type. The aircraft are to be received from TransAsia Airways, along with two additional Airbus A321ceo aircraft. The Taiwanese carrier had to sell part…

Embraer Reaches 2017 Delivery Outlook

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer, the world's third commercial constructor, delivered a total of 210 jets in 2017. Of the 210 aircraft, 101 were commercial aircraft and 109 were executive jets (72 light and 37 large). These deliveries were well within the outlook ranges Embraer set for 2017: 97 to 102 commercial jets,…

Norwegian Air Argentina Receives First Aircraft

On Monday, Norwegian Air Argentina's (NAA) first aircraft arrived at Buenos Aires' Ezeiza International Airport. The plane, a 10-month-old Boeing 737-800, was received by the traditional water salute and tango music. The delivery flight began in Oslo, Norway, the airline's home country and namesake, and was completed after stops in…