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The tail of PR-OAF arrives to Pan Am Experience Brazil's address in Brasília. (Photo: Pan Am Experience Brazil)

Interview: Written-Off Fokker 100 to Become Pan Am-Themed Restaurant

On March 28, 2014, a Fokker 100 operated by Avianca Brasil executed an emergency landing in Brasilia, Brazil, after a hydraulic failure kept the nose landing gear from dropping. Following appropriate procedures by the crew, PR-OAF managed to land with its nose on the runway. All 44 passengers and five crew members left the aircraft unharmed, with some passengers even succeeding in not missing their connections. The fate of the aircraft, however, was not as good. Manufactured in 1992, PR-OAF…

Azul May Buy Brazilian Regional Carrier to Secure Additional Congonhas…

While Avianca Brasil's slots may have been auctioned last week, the discussion may not yet come to an end. As legal uncertainty looms over the validity of this auction, the slot sale could be reverted. The main fight is over the slots in the oversaturated Congonhas Airport in São Paulo,…

Avianca Brasil’s Operations Suspended by Brazilian Authorities

Avianca Brasil's story appears to be approaching its end. Last Friday Brasil's National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) suspended the airline's concession of regular air transport operations, which included passenger and cargo flights. According to the agency, the suspension was enacted as Avianca failed to fulfill some clauses of its signed…

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…

Avianca Brazil Aircraft Repossessions Continue

This week has seen Avianca Brazil recurrently making headlines in the airline world. On one hand, lessors have been allowed to pursue aircraft repossession by Brazilian’s civil aviation authority ANAC, following a favorable court ruling in Sao Paulo taking place on April 9. At the same time, the recent creditor…

Avianca Brazil Files for Bankruptcy

With an impending fleet loss of 20 percent of its aircraft, Aviance Brazil has filed for bankruptcy. A Reuters report issued over the weekend claimed that a Brazilian court threatened to take away 20 percent of Avianca Brasil’s fleet due to failures to pay debts to the aircraft lessors, the catalyst to…