An Avianca Brasil A320 (Photo: Rafael Luiz Canossa [CC BY-SA 2.0 (])

Brazilian Government Suspends Avianca Brasil

The government of Brazil has suspended operations of the troubled Avianca Brasil. The decision came into effect on Friday, with the airline acknowledging the government's decision. The reason for the suspension was given as unspecified safety concerns. The airline has been in financial trouble for over a year. The Brazilian civilian aviation agency, the ANAC, has said the suspension can be lifted if the airline can show that it has the capacity to maintain safe operations. Despite being owned by…