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A Volaris Airbus A320 with Sharklets (Photo: Ian McMurtry)

Volaris Obtains Certification to Operate as Salvadoran Flag Carrier

On Tuesday, August 24, Low-cost airline Volaris received its Air Operation Certification and Operation Permit from the Salvadoran Civil Aviation Authority. The authorization allows the airline group to establish “Vuela El Salvador” (Volaris El Salvador), a new subsidiary in El Salvador with which it ensures its expansion plan in Central America. "Our mission as a government institution is to work on projects that promote the development of the air sector in our country, where our technical team joins the work…

FAA Moves Ahead With MAX Recertification After Completing Test Flights

In a press statement issued on Wednesday, the Federal Aviation Administration declared that recertification test flights for the Boeing 737 MAX have been completed and laid out the next steps required to approve the aircraft for a return to the skies. During three days of flight testing, FAA pilots and…

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…

Tecnam P2012 Traveller Clears EASA Certification, Plans Cape Air Introduction

With a new year comes the chance for new aircraft to enter the market and for Italian-based Tecnam Aerospace the planned delivery of their newest propeller aircraft, the P2012 Traveller, is going forward as scheduled. The aerospace builder received the European Aviation Safety Administration’s approval for use of the P2012…

Silver Airways Cancels Branson Service Before Start

Branson Airport has announced that Silver Airways has cancelled its plans to start service to the city at the end of the month. The Florida based airline planned to start service to Branson from three cities on August 30. The reason for the cancellation was the continued delay in certification…

Airbus A321LR Completes Maiden Test Flight

On Wednesday, Airbus announced that its newest narrowbody aircraft model, the Airbus A321LR, had completed its maiden flight test, the first step in the aircraft’s certification process. The test aircraft, MSN7877, flew for 2 hours and 36 minutes over the skies of Europe with a crew of six to test…