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Clement Charpentreau
Embraer-Boeing merger delayed by European Commission

The European Commission suspended its investigation into the takeover of Embraer by Boeing, saying it did not receive sufficient information from both parties. As a consequence,  the final decision of the regulator should be postponed to March 2020....


Ruta Burbaite
United courting Brazil’s Azul for partnership with Avianca, Copa

These days U.S. legacy carriers are vying for their piece of the Latin America cake. The latest in line – United Airlines. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas is reportedly in talks to join United, along with Avianca Holdings and Copa Holdings, in a partnership for flights between the U.S. and Latin America. With Delta’s newly acquired 20% stake in Chilean carrier LATAM and American Airlines’ alleged negotiations with Brazi...


Clement Charpentreau
Water bombers scramble to fight the Amazon forest fires

The Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro authorized two C-130 Hercules of the Brazilian Air Force to participate in fighting fires currently ravaging the Amazon forest. However,  Bolsonaro refused the help of the G7 countries that offered $20 million to send additional water bombers to the country. Meanwhile, Bolivia, also affected by the Amazon fires, rented a Boeing 747 Supertanker....


Clement Charpentreau
Portugal, first export customer for Embraer KC-390 airlifter

Portugal decided to acquire five Embraer KC-390 transport aircraft and thus to become the first international customer for the plane....


Clement Charpentreau
Air France 447: pilot union demands trial of “all parties”

Ten years after the crash of Air France AF447 flight, families of victims are still awaiting a trial. The SNPL, Air France’s main pilot union, demands that everyone involved in the crash to be sent to court....


Clement Charpentreau
Avianca Brasil to ax a third of its workforce

Avianca Brasil is expected to lay off about a thousand employees, a third of its workforce, in June 2019. The plan for staff reduction was presented by the airline as part of its judicial rescue plan....


Clement Charpentreau
Authorities suspend Avianca Brasil operations

Avianca Brasil operations were suspended by the ANAC, the Brazilian authority for civil aviation, “as a precautionary measure”....


Clement Charpentreau
Embraer to become Boeing Brasil – Commercial

Once the takeover by Boeing is enforced, the commercial division of Embraer will be renamed Boeing Brasil – Commercial....


Clement Charpentreau
Boeing 737 MAX update: authorities set date for review

An international committee, composed of nine aviation regulators, including the FAA and the EASA, will start their joint examination of the Boeing 737 MAX update by April 29, 2019....


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GOL Airlines B737 shoots fireballs out of engine, forced to land

A regular one-hour flight to São Paulo on Tuesday afternoon, January 15, 2019, turned into a ‘blazing’ experience for passengers flying with GOL Airlines. Footage taken by a passenger on board has spread online showing the moment the Being 737’s engine started ‘shooting fireballs’....