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ACI-LAC welcomes GAFSACOMM as a new airport member

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council of Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) is pleased to announce the incorporation of GAFSACOMM as a new airport member. The inclusion of GAFSACOMM will further strengthen the airport network in the region, contributing significantly to the integral development of airports in Latin America and the Caribbean. As a newly created airport group, GAFSACOMM assumes the crucial mission of uniting diverse airport and tourism business units. The organization plans to improve connectivity and access to airport infrastructure. By joining ACI-LAC, GAFSACOMM not only becomes part of a consolidated network of airports in Latin America and the Caribbean, but also contributes to the strengthening of the region. Dr. Rafael Echevarne, Director General of ACI-LAC, expressed his enthusiasm [...]

2024-04-12T09:01:02+03:00April 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Embraer and Chile’s ENAER announce cooperation agreement at FIDAE 2024

Source: Embraer The understanding between the companies covers the opening of a new service center and the manufacturing of parts for Embraer aircraft Embraer and ENAER (National Aeronautical Company of Chile) announced two industrial and services cooperation agreements involving the A-29 Super Tucano and the C-390 Millennium defense aircraft, as well as commercial aircraft. The cooperation will expand Embraer's network of suppliers and services in Chile and contribute to the integration of the aerospace industries in both Brazil and Chile. The cooperation is the result of an understanding between Embraer, ENAER, and the Chilean Air Force. The Chilean company will begin manufacturing components and will be a designated maintenance center for the Chilean Air Force's fleet of 22 A-29 Super [...]

2024-04-12T09:24:43+03:00April 12th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

TSA intercepted more than 1,500 firearms at airport checkpoints nationwide during the first quarter of 2024

Source: TSA Number of firearm detections comparable to last year's first quarter firearm detections, rate of firearms detected per million passengers decreased Transportation Security Administration (TSA) intercepted 1,503 firearms at airport security checkpoints during the first quarter of 2024, which ended March 31. This total represents an average of 16.5 firearms per day detected at TSA checkpoints, comparable to firearm detections during the same time period in 2023, when TSA officers intercepted 1,508 firearms at airport security checkpoints, an average of 16.8 firearm catches per day. During both time periods, more than 93% of firearms were loaded.   Firearms at checkpoints Firearms per day Rate per million passengers Percentage loaded Total passengers screened Q1 2024 1,503 16.5 7.3 93% >206 [...]

2024-04-12T09:30:32+03:00April 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Proposes $2.9 Million in Penalties Against Asia Pacific Airlines

Source: US FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes five civil penalties totaling $2.9 million against Asia Pacific Airlines of Honolulu, Hawaii. The cases are as follows: $2,436,850 for allegedly using unqualified pilots on 163 Boeing 757 flights between Dec. 20, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023. The FAA notified the company on Dec. 16, 2022, the pilots were unqualified but the company continued to use them. $250,000 for allegedly operating Boeing 757 aircraft on 121 flights without authority from an individual who was authorized to exercise operational control of those flights. The flights occurred between Dec. 20, 2022, and Feb. 1, 2023. $150,000 for allegedly conducting 30 flights with Boeing 757 aircraft that did not comply with conditions and limitations when certain equipment [...]

2024-04-12T09:13:19+03:00April 12th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Delta Sky Club levels up in Miami with major lounge expansion

Source: Delta Air Lines The expansion’s design takes inspiration from Miami’s bright colors and sunny beaches. A new mosaic pays homage to the city’s classic Art Deco architecture, while the overall color palette reflects the nearby turquoise waters, blue sky, and white and gold accents seen in south Florida designs. Delta Sky Club raised the curtain on its newly expanded Miami lounge. With the addition of nearly 4,000 square feet and 100-plus seats to the Club—a capacity increase of more than 50%— the Club now stands at just over 12,000 total square feet, ready to welcome around 300 guests. “Miami is an important global transport hub, with increasing prominence in the Delta network,” said Claude Roussel, Vice President – Sky [...]

2024-04-12T09:39:06+03:00April 12th, 2024|AIRLINES, AIRPORTS, News|

Embraer and Horizon Air sign agreement for Collaborative Inventory Planning

Source: Embraer Embraer and Horizon Air signed a contract for the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning (ECIP), a customized expendables spare parts inventory management program designed to help customers reduce operational costs by optimizing inventory levels. The agreement guarantees support for 41 E175 from Horizon Air fleet operating at the company hub in Portland, OR. The contract also includes nine E175s to be delivered, totaling 50 aircraft covered. All the jets are flown by Horizon Air under the Alaska Airlines flag. “We are very pleased to welcome Horizon Air to the Embraer Collaborative Inventory Planning. ECIP was designed to help our customers gain efficiency and reduce inventory costs in all operations. This is even more important for airlines with large fleets [...]

2024-04-12T09:19:02+03:00April 12th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|

LATAM Group transports more than 20 million passengers during the first quarter of the year

Source: LATAM LATAM group noted a historic quarter in terms of operating statistics: capacity (ASK) and passenger traffic (RPK), as well as in the number of passengers transported, according to the March 2024 operating statistics reported today by the group. In the first three months of the year, LATAM group transported 20.2 million passengers, which represents an increase of 19.4% compared to the same quarter of 2023. This is explained by a 32.5% increase in passengers transported in the international segment, 26.0% in the domestic markets of the affiliates of Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and 9.1% in the domestic market of the affiliate in Brazil. In March 2024, LATAM group transported 6.7 million passengers, which represents an increase of [...]

2024-04-11T21:11:10+03:00April 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

January 2024 U.S. Airline Traffic Data Up 4.0% from the Same Month Last Year

Source: USDOT U.S. airlines carried 70.0 million systemwide (domestic and international) scheduled service passengers in January 2024, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS). When adjusted for seasonality, January enplanements are down 1.0% from December and down 1.0% from the all-time high reached in December 2023. BTS reported 59.8 million domestic passengers and 10.2 million international passengers on U.S. airlines flights in January, not adjusting for seasonality. U.S. airline traffic reports are filed monthly with BTS. See the tables that accompany this release on the BTS website for summary data since 2016 (Tables 1-24) and complete data since 2000. Two measures of U.S. airlines passenger enplanements January seasonally adjusted Systemwide enplanements (81.4M) were down 1% from the all-time high [...]

2024-04-11T20:37:07+03:00April 11th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

SkyTeam Cargo Welcomes John Engelaan as VP Cargo

Source: SkyTeam Engelaan, a Dutch national, brings more than 35 years’ international experience to his role at SkyTeam Cargo. Prior to joining the global cargo alliance, he was Vice President of Global Fleet at Swissport where he was responsible for the management of 60, 000 ground support equipment (GSE) assets across 275 airports in 45 countries. In addition to supporting ground handling, cargo and fueling operations, he also played a key role in developing long-term sustainability objectives such as reducing CO2 emissions and increasing the electrification of GSE. Before joining Swissport, Engelaan worked in various senior roles at Air France-KLM and Martinair Cargo, including Director Spain and Portugal, based in Madrid, and Director Gulf, Iran, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, [...]

2024-04-11T20:50:00+03:00April 11th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, ORGANISATIONS|

The Honduran Ministry of Defense acquires two additional H145 helicopters

Source: Airbus The Ministry of Defense of Honduras has acquired two additional Airbus H145 helicopters, which will be operated by the Honduran Air Force to perform passenger and cargo transport, search and rescue, firefighting, medical evacuation, and other essential missions in the region. This new purchase follows an initial order signed in April 2023 for two H145s that will be delivered before the end of 2024. "The H145 helicopters respond to Honduras' need for modern, multi-purpose helicopters that can be used for the next 30 years. Honduras, due to its location, is frequently affected by hurricanes, natural disasters, and fires. The fact that we will have six H145s available in the coming years will make the population feel safer knowing [...]

2024-04-11T21:28:24+03:00April 11th, 2024|MANUFACTURERS, News|