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Azul Eyes Big Opportunity in Brazil with Arrival of Next-Generation Fleet

Azul Brazilian Airlines continued its fleet renewal last week when it received its first Airbus A321neo, the first of an order of 13. The aircraft, with a capacity for 214 passengers in a single-class configuration, is Azul's largest narrowbody and second A320neo family aircraft. More than just being the delivery of a new airplane, though, the arrival of Azul's first A321neo represents a landmark of a process the airline has been undertaking since 2016: the development of its ambitious fleet…

How the U.S. Visa Ban Could Create Issues for Turkish…

As announced last week, there will no longer be visa services between the United States and Turkey, effectively creating a travel ban between the two nations for both U.S. and Turkish citizens. Despite these measures, Turkish Airlines said that this visa spat will not affect passengers transiting in Istanbul, which…

Aerolineas Argentinas Suspends Flights to Venezuela as Economic Activity Worsens

Aerolineas Argentinas is the latest of a growing list of airlines to indefinitely suspend flights to the Venezuelan capital of Caracas, citing concerns over security in Venezuela due to increasing violence and immense political uncertainty. This suspension follows a temporary suspension announced in early August due to “operative matters” likely…

A New Threat to Boeing and Airbus Comes From United…

Earlier this week, United Technologies Corp agreed to purchase Rockwell Collins, Inc. for approximately $23 billion. This proposed merger has the potential to significantly shake things up within the aircraft-parts manufacturing industry. United Technologies Corp is among the largest aircraft-parts manufacturers in the world, producing a considerable amount of aerospace…

The American Air Traffic Services Corporation: What’s In a Name?

After months of listening to the arguments of those for and against the privatization of air traffic control (ATC) in the U.S., June 27, 2017 saw the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approve a comprehensive FAA reauthorization package that includes the detail of the much-discussed proposal. In order to contribute to…

Analysis: Potential Options for Struggling Alitalia

On May 2, 2017, Alitalia announced that they had entered administration, and the action was formally approved by their stakeholders and the Italian government. This is the carrier's third bankruptcy, and it follows a vote in which 67% of workers rejected a restructuring plan. Given the current circumstances, it's important to…

ANALYSIS: Why a United Airlines Order For The C-Series Could…

The diverse United Airlines fleet had 256 50-seat regional jets at the end of 2015. A few weeks ago, United announced their order for 40 Boeing 737-700 aircraft. This will allow the Chicago-based carrier to reduce its fleet of 50-seat aircraft by more than half by 2019. “We are continuing…