/ACI-LAC, ANAC and ABR join forces to improve sustainability practices at Brazilian airports/

ACI-LAC, ANAC and ABR join forces to improve sustainability practices at Brazilian airports

Source: ACI-LAC Airports Council International for Latin America and the Caribbean (ACI-LAC) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the National Aviation Agency (Anac) and ABR Aeroportos do Brasil to encourage the exchange of technical knowledge, experiences, data and information for the sustainable development of the civil aviation sector. The document was signed in Brasilia, during the 5th edition of the Sustainable Aviation event, organized by Anac. The agreement provides for the direct exchange of data and information between the entities for the realization of initiatives relating to environmental sustainability, implemented by ACI-LAC-certified Brazilian airports in Brazil. The aim is to jointly develop actions and support and training materials aimed at airports to encourage the adoption of best management and [...]

2024-06-10T17:49:51+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Avianca Restarts 11 Seasonal Routes From the United States Deepening Connection to Americas

Source: Avianca With the resumption of routes for this midyear season, Avianca travelers will be able to connect from major U.S. cities during the peak of the summer season, including Chicago, Orlando, New York, Las Vegas, Miami and Washington D.C. Avianca boasts one of the most comprehensive networks of nonstop travel from the United States to major tourist destinations in the Americas. Tickets are on sale at com, the mobile app, physical points of sale and travel agencies. Avianca has resumed eleven direct international routes for the high midyear season, aiming to provide increased direct connectivity between regions of the United States and various destinations in the Americas, including Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, among others. From Las [...]

2024-06-10T18:09:57+03:00June 10th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

TAP launches route to Florianopolis, Brazil

Source: TAP Lisbon and the capital of the Brazilian state of S. Catarina will have three connections a week. TAP Air Portugal will fly to Florianópolis, the capital of the state of Santa Catarina, in southern Brazil. From 3 September 2024, the airline will offer three weekly flights between Lisbon and Florianópolis - Hercílio Luz International Airport. The choice of Florianópolis as TAP's 12th destination in Brazil will allow it to continue developing its diversification strategy in TAP's most important market, reinforcing to Brazilians the geographical convenience of Portugal as a gateway to more than 50 destinations in Europe. TAP will operate to Florianópolis, in Santa Catarina, using an Airbus A330-200 aircraft, carrying 269 passengers, 244 in Economy class and [...]

2024-06-10T18:03:48+03:00June 10th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

ALTA welcomes Drayton Aerospace as Affiliate Member

Source: ALTA Drayton Aerospace, major player in the global MRO (Maintenance, Repair, & Overhaul) market, joins the Latin American and Caribbean Air Transport Association (ALTA) as its newest affiliate member. The company, founded in 2006, specializes in the repair and overhaul of components, structures, airframe and landing gear, tires and brakes, the commercialization of aeronautical material and the calibration and measurement of technical tools for a variety of fleets, including A320, A330, B737 CL/NG, B757, B767, ERJ, ATR, Hawker 800 and P-3. Its current operation is approved by the FAA, EASA, ANAC Brazil and DIRMAB (Brazilian Air Force). Drayton Aerospace has operations in Brazil, the United States, Hong Kong, Singapore, Dubai and China. With around 500 employees, the company successfully [...]

2024-06-10T18:21:47+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

FAA to Receive Launch and Reentry Flight Data from Two More Companies

Source: FAA The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) added two new companies to its Space Data Integrator (SDI) tool, which provides improved situational awareness and helps the FAA safely and efficiently manage air traffic during space operations. The agency can now track Virgin Galactic and Sierra Space vehicles in near-real time during their launch and reentry operations. The companies will transmit vehicle telemetry data – such as position, altitude, and speed – to the SDI tool, which helps to increase safety for all airspace users. Combined with other tools and procedures, the SDI enables the FAA to reopen airspace as quickly as three minutes after a launch or reentry vehicle safely travels through a designated aircraft hazard area. It also helps the FAA [...]

2024-06-10T17:54:33+03:00June 10th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Mexicana orders 20 Embraer E2 Aircraft

Source: Embraer Mexicana de Aviación, Mexico's state-owned carrier, has ordered 20 Embraer (NYSE: ERJ; B3: EMBR3) E2 aircraft. The deal is for 10 E190-E2 and 10 E195-E2 jets. Deliveries will begin in 2Q25. Mexicana will configure the E190-E2 with 108 seats, and the E195-E2 with 132 seats – both in a single class layout. Mexicana will be the first E2 operator in Mexico, benefitting from the E2's low operating costs and fuel efficiency, highlighting Mexicana and Embraer’s commitment to sustainability, and improving the efficiency of aviation. With this strategic decision the Mexican state airline will grow and modernize its fleet, strengthening domestic and international connectivity to offer affordable and comfortable air travel, with the highest standards of safety and service. [...]

2024-06-05T19:22:22+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, MANUFACTURERS, News|

Creating connectivity: Georgia leaders spotlight economic opportunities created through Delta-LATAM joint venture

Source: Delta Air Lines Georgia leaders recently joined Delta and LATAM representatives on a trade mission to Chile and Peru to highlight the essential role the two airlines’ networks play in strengthening economic ties between Georgia and South America. In the less than two years since the launch of their Joint Venture, Delta and LATAM’s partnership has brought immense success to the state of Georgia, Chile and Peru. The partnership launched in late 2022, aiming to better connect North and South America and grow trade and tourism relations between the two continents. Chile and Peru, two major hubs of the LATAM market, were the key to unlocking this highly-sought-after progress for both areas. Since its initial launch, the alliance has [...]

2024-06-05T19:35:51+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

ICAO leaders affirm global aviation priorities with Canadian PM and Ministers

Source: ICAO International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Council President Salvatore Sciacchitano  held important discussions yesterday on key civil aviation priorities with the Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mélanie Joly, and Minister of Transport and Quebec Lieutenant Pablo Rodriguez. Hosted by the Government of Canada in Ottawa, the President expressed their gratitude to the Prime Minister for Canada's longstanding role as an ICAO founding member and outstanding host state of the Organization's Montréal headquarters since its inception. He also thanked Prime Minister Trudeau for recognizing ICAO's 80th anniversary this year which underscored the enduring impact of the 1944 Chicago Convention in upholding a rules-based international civil aviation order. Looking ahead, the leaders agreed on the importance [...]

2024-06-05T19:11:37+03:00June 5th, 2024|News, ORGANISATIONS|

Elevate Your Summer Travel Experience with Complimentary Snacks, Beer and Wine on Air Canada

Source: Air Canada All Air Canada customers on all flights can now enjoy a delicious free snack, featuring Canadian favourites Airline also expands selection of complimentary beer and wine, plus $5 spirits, to flights within Canada and the U.S. through the end of 2024 New offer builds on airline's recent industry-leading food and beverage upgrade showcasing bigger, bolder flavours Cheers, travellers! Your Economy experience is getting an upgrade! Starting today, Air Canada is delighted to introduce premium complimentary snacks, featuring homegrown Canadian favourites, to all customers on all flights. The airline is also expanding its complimentary beer and wine offering to customers on flights within Canada and the U.S., alongside a selection of $5 spirits, through the end of this [...]

2024-06-05T18:40:04+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, News|

SITA to transform ITA Airways’ Digital Network Infrastructure

Source: SITA The implementation of SITA Connect Go will provide higher capacity, increased security, automation, and reduced costs for the airline SITA, a leading technology provider for the air transport industry, has announced a new partnership with ITA Airways to transform the company's global network infrastructure. The partnership will include the migration from the airline's Multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) network to SITA's recently launched Connect Go SASE platform. SITA will supply a future proof software defined networking (SDN) and secure service edge (SSE) solution. SITA Connect Go is the only integrated networking and security solution designed specifically for the air transport industry. It aims to help the industry transform its network capabilities to meet evolving bandwidth, resilience, security, and automation [...]

2024-06-05T18:37:19+03:00June 5th, 2024|AIRLINES, News, SUPPLIERS|