Brazil

France suspends flights with Brazil until further notice

French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced all flights between Brazil and France would be suspended until further notice after a surge of COVID-19 cases....


Airlines to update E195-E2 software after A220 engine issues

Operators of Embraer 195-E2 airliners were instructed to upgrade the engine-control software following multiple Airbus A220 engine failures....


Brazil’s ANAC clears Boeing 737 MAX to fly

The National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) of Brazil has followed the lead of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and approved the Boeing 737 MAX to fly once again in the country....


Brazilian regulator responds to Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding

Despite the Boeing 737 MAX ungrounding in the United States, the Brazilian aviation safety authority says it has yet to decide if the airliner meets its airworthiness requirements. ...


Aviation recovery in Brazil

Brazil, like Mexico, was one of the first countries to open up its airspace in South America. The state has increased capacity with its three leading carriers LATAM, GOL, and Azul (AZUL). Nevertheless...


Brazil proposes a $376 million injection to Azul Airlines

Azul Airlines, a Brazil-based carrier, received an injection proposal from the Brazilian government that could dilute its stock by up to 15%....


Embraer to ax 900 staff, blames COVID-19 and Boeing partnership

Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft producer, announced 900 layoffs, as COVID-19 and the company’s termination of the partnership with Boeing has reportedly incited a 4.5% reduction to its global workforce....


Fact check: Did Brazil really ban pillows on airplanes?

On August 8, 2020, there were several reports of Brazilian health regulation agency Anvisa banning every possible kind of pillow on board planes coming to and leaving the country. Ridiculously sounding news attracted some attention and many readers scratched their heads wondering what could have prompted such a decision. But did the decision itself really happen?...


Embraer deliveries fall to record low in the second quarter

Fewer commercial and executive jets were delivered in the second quarter of 2020 than in any given second quarter of previous years, Embraer’s press release admits....


Brazil imposes limits on E190 after A220 engine problems

ANAC, Brazilian aviation regulator, issues a directive instructing Embraer 190-E2 operators to limit trust and climb settings at high altitude after a series of failures on similarly engined Airbus A220s.  ...