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ALTA celebrates AGM and appoints new President

Source: ALTA Member airlines from the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association held their Annual General Meeting today and the new Executive Committee President was elected: Roberto Alvo, CEO of LATAM Airlines, whose position will be effective today, October 24, 2021, and for a period of one year. Alvo is a civil engineer graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He has an MBA from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland. He joined LAN Airlines (current LATAM Airlines Group) in November 2001. Before taking up his current position, he served as Commercial Vice President, as Senior Vice President for International and Alliances, as Director of Administration and Finance at LAN Argentina, Manager of Development [...]

2021-10-25T16:40:15+03:00October 25th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Colombia will host Latin American and Caribbean aviation leaders

Source: ALTA From October 24 to 26, 2021, more than 350 top executives from the commercial aviation industry and government representatives will gather in Bogota, Colombia, to conduct a high-level international dialogue, which will be converted into a proactive agenda with concrete actions aimed at promoting even safer, more efficient and sustainable aviation in Latin America and Caribbean. The ALTA Airline Leaders Forum academic agenda includes the participation of more than 50 speakers with extensive experience and industry knowledge, as well as representatives from the public sector in Colombia and the region, among them the official opening of the President of Colombia, Dr. Iván Duque. ALTA’s AGM and Airline Leaders Forum is the most important in person meeting of commercial [...]

2021-10-25T16:41:19+03:00October 24th, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Ministers adopt important commitments to help restore international travel and trade

Source: ICAO Ministers, Deputy Ministers and the heads of 24 international organizations completed a comprehensive review of pandemic-driven priorities for global air transport today, formalizing new commitments on border risk management and vaccination approaches, building air transport back better for sustainability and future pandemic resilience, and other key priorities aimed at accelerating air tourism and trade recovery and reconnecting the world. The agreements were enshrined in a new Declaration they adopted as the key outcome of ICAO’s High-level Conference on COVID-19, which completed today after nine days of intensive virtual multilateralism. The new ministerial Declaration, adopted in the presence of over 50 Ministers and Deputy Ministers, recognizes the severity of the COVID-19 crisis for civil aviation, and its cascading impacts [...]

2021-10-25T16:42:07+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Chairs DeFazio, Larsen Statements from Hearing on the FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act

Source: Chair of the House Committee on Transportation The following are opening remarks, as prepared for delivery, from Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) during today’s hearing titled, “Three Years After Lion Air 610: FAA Implementation of the 2020 Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act.” Videos of DeFazio and Larsen’s opening statements are here and here. More information on the hearing can be found here. Chair DeFazio: Thank you, Chair Larsen, for calling today’s hearing on the FAA’s implementation of the Aircraft Certification, Safety, and Accountability Act, an important set of reforms that we enacted last year in response to two air disasters that [...]

2021-10-25T16:42:48+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

IFALPA Participates in ICAO High-level Conference on COVID-19

Source: IFALPA IFALPA welcomed the declaration made today by the Ministers participating in the International Civil Aviation Organisation’s (ICAO) High Level Conference on COVID (HLCC) to address the global crisis in aviation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With Airports Council International (ACI), the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), International Coordinating Council of Aerospace Industries Associations (ICCAIA), and the International Federation of Air Traffic Controllers' Associations (IFATCA), IFALPA issued a statement welcoming Ministers’ commitment to taking effective measures to safely restore international connectivity and support the revival of the global economy. The statement also highlighted the need to implement risk-based, pragmatic approaches such as mutual recognition of vaccines [...]

2021-10-22T19:21:53+03:00October 22nd, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA Proposes Longer Rest Period between Shifts for Flight Attendants

Source: US FAA The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) today proposed a regulation to require that flight attendants have a longer rest period between shifts. The proposed rule would increase the rest period to 10 consecutive hours when scheduled for a duty period of 14 hours or less. "The Biden-Harris Administration is proud to advance policies that protect and empower workers. This proposal will contribute to a safer, healthier workplace for flight attendants," said Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. “Flight attendants play a critical safety role in keeping passengers safe on every flight and especially in emergencies. This proposal helps reduce fatigue so they can perform this critical role,” FAA Administrator Steve Dickson said. Currently, flight attendants are required to [...]

2021-10-21T23:02:07+03:00October 21st, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|

New direct flights to the Caribbean from BORDEAUX Corsair opens a new Bordeaux-Pointe-à-Pitre route from 19 December 2021

Source: As of 19 December 2021, Corsair will be the only airline offering direct flights to Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe from Bordeaux Airport. The airline company aims to strengthen its service to overseas destinations, in particular by developing links between regional airports in Metropolitan France and its overseas territories. At the same time, Corsair is renewing its fleet entirely in an effort to improve its environmental impact. This winter, people in Bordeaux and in the western part of France can head for the islands in the sun. From 19 December 2021 to 1 May 2022, passengers can take advantage of the new Corsair route from Bordeaux to Pointe-à-Pitre, with flights starting at €463 incl. tax (return flight with baggage). 1. Bordeaux – [...]

2021-10-21T19:23:53+03:00October 21st, 2021|AIRPORTS, News|

American Airlines Reports Third-Quarter 2021 Financial Results

Source: American American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) today reported its third-quarter 2021 financial results, including: Third-quarter net profit of $169 million, or $0.25 per diluted share. Excluding net special items1, third-quarter net loss of $641 million, or ($0.99) per share. Third-quarter revenue of $9.0 billion, up 20% sequentially from the second quarter of 2021. Ended the third quarter with approximately $18 billion of total available liquidity, after prepayment of $950 million spare parts term loan during the quarter. Company continues to expect robust demand during peak travel periods in the fourth quarter, with more than 6,000 peak day departures. Company continues to execute on its plan to pay down approximately $15 billion of debt by the end of 2025. [...]

2021-10-21T19:21:04+03:00October 21st, 2021|AIRLINES, News|

Embraer Delivers Nine Commercial and 21 Executive Jets in 3Q21

Source: Embraer Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) delivered a total of 30 jets in the third quarter of 2021, of which nine were commercial aircraft and 21 were executive jets (14 light and seven large). As of September 30, the firm order backlog totaled USD 16,8 billion. During 3Q21, in the executive aviation segment, Embraer delivered its 1,500th business jet. The milestone aircraft was a Phenom 300E, the best-selling light jet for nine years in a row, which was delivered to Haute Aviation, a Swiss company focused on charter, brokerage, and aircraft management. In the commercial aviation segment, Embraer announced the sale of 16 new E175 jets to SkyWest, Inc. for operation in the Delta Air Lines network, adding to [...]

2021-10-21T19:18:27+03:00October 21st, 2021|MANUFACTURERS, News|

IATA Adds ‘Quote and Book’ Function to IATA Net Rates – IAG Cargo First to Integrate Solution

Source: IATA The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has added a ‘quote and book’ function to IATA Net Rates. This enables airlines to offer freight forwarders dynamic pricing for booking their shipments. IAG Cargo, the cargo division of International Airlines Group (IAG), is the first carrier to integrate this new functionality. “The pandemic has accelerated the appetite for digitalization across the air cargo industry. IATA Net Rates new ‘quote and book’ function simplifies and accelerates the rate distribution and booking process between airlines and freight forwarders, saving valuable time by eliminating manual, labor-intensive processes. We are pleased to expand our Net Rates partnership with IAG Cargo to support their efficient cargo rates distribution and booking capabilities, across the different airlines [...]

2021-10-21T18:53:21+03:00October 21st, 2021|News, ORGANISATIONS|