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An Embraer E190-E2 at the Paris Air Show (Photo: Marc Lacoste [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)], from Wikimedia Commons)

Embraer Fiscal Year Financial Results ‘Below Expectations’

Embraer delivered its financial results for the year 2019 which some analysts consider to be below expectations. This will add to the fact that the joint venture with Boeing is now delayed as the European Union says it sees a risk for diminished competition in the airliner market. Embraer delivered 35 commercial jets and 46 executive jets (20 light and 26 large) in 4Q19, and in 2019 delivered 89 commercial jets and 109 executive jets (62 light and 47 large),…

Boeing Requests $60 Billion in Aid from Government

In the midst of economic turmoil precipitated by the worldwide fallout from the novel coronavirus, U.S. companies and industry advocates have lined up to request government aid in order to keep themselves afloat. Another company added its name to list on March 17 as Chicago-based Boeing threw its support behind…

Airlines Slash Capacity, Ground Aircraft As Crisis Continues

The continued uncertainty and unprecedented disruption to the aviation industry due to the novel coronavirus pandemic will result in significant losses for airlines. Schedules are being constantly amended as governments seek to contain the spread of the virus by limiting passenger movement. In addition to the U.S. travel ban for…

LATAM Lowers Elite Status Requirements

In an unexpected move, South American carrier LATAM announced it will be lowering its elite frequent flyer qualification requirements in order to retain high-value flyers that did not make it through the latest requirements hike in 2018. The news was first reported by Argentinean blog Sir Chandler. The new changes…

U.S. Senate Considers Bill to Improve Aircraft Certification

Members of the United States Senate have introduced a bill to reinforce aviation safety and oversight particularly with regards to certification, FlightGlobal reports. The bill comes amid the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX scandal, which has left many puzzled as to why the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) did not vet the…

Outrage in Brazil as Historic C-47/DC-3 is Shockingly Scrapped

The Brazilian aviation community was put in shock this Friday upon the news of the scrapping of a historic Douglas C-47/DC-3 in Rio de Janeiro. Emerged images of the destroyed aircraft, one of the most famous remaining DC-3s of the country, spread quickly on social media and generated a huge…

Porter Airlines Announces Seasonal Service to Myrtle Beach

Porter Airlines, the Canadian regional carrier based out of Toronto, has announced that it will begin seasonal service to Myrtle Beach, S.C. this March. Starting on March 4, 2020, Porter will begin flights between Toronto and Myrtle Beach. The flights originate from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which is located…

Skywest Orders 20 Embraer E175 Jets

Brazillian aircraft manufacturer Embraer announced that Skywest signed a firm order for 20 E175 jets in a 76-seat configuration. The order has a value of $972 million, based on 2019 list prices, and is already included in Embraer’s 2019 fourth-quarter backlog. Deliveries are expected to begin in the second half…

Flybondi Starts Flights to São Paulo

Flybondi, Argentina's first ultra-low-cost and currently third largest airline of the country, started operations connecting Buenos Aires to São Paulo/Guarulhos this Friday. This is the third destination of the airline in Brazil, following Rio de Janeiro (Galeão) and Florianópolis. The flight will be operated three times a week with the…

How Aircraft Are Given a Second Life Through Upcycling

When aircraft reach retirement age, their years of service are often celebrated and aviation enthusiasts nostalgically remember the years they spent dutifully carrying out their respective missions.  After the celebrations end and the memories fade, what happens to the airplanes we remember so fondly?  Many end up in the boneyard or other…