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Embraer's phenomenal success in the Emirates

Embraer and Emirates have plenty to celebrate at the Dubai Airshow this week. The airline’s rapid expansion means it has invested heavily into a new training arm, Emirates Flight Training Academy, an in-house flight school, bringing all its cadet training into one place. Earlier this week it announced a $39 million investment in new Embraer and Cirrus light aircraft, underscoring its c...

DUBAI: Embraer Executive Jets closes on 1,000th delivery

Embraer Executive Jets is closing in on its 1,000th aircraft delivery, with the milestone set to be achieved in around 11 years since the division’s launch. The Brazilian manufacturer has so far handed over 930 examples of its business aircraft since it arrived on the market in 2005 with the Phenom 100 and 300 light jets. “Next year we will be celebrating 1,000 planes in 11 years...

Brazilian ‘value carrier’ Azul goes long-haul with full-flat Business beds, SkySofas

Brazil’s Azul, which can be regarded as the Brazilian equivalent of JetBlue, recently launched their new A330 cabins, which include Azul Xtra (a fully fledged Business Class cabin), Economy Xtra (including the infamous SkySofa product) and a standard Economy cabin. Now flying to Orlando and Fort Lauderdale (Miami) from Sao Paulo’s Viracopos airport, Azul’s...

Iran, Brazil Can Jointly Produce Aircraft

Iran plans to discuss cooperation in the aviation industry and the possibility of jointly producing aircraft with Brazil, Tasnim agency quoted Iran's Industry, Mines and Trade Minister Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh as saying Oct. 26. He said Iran is interested in cooperation with Brazil in the aviation industry, exchange of information and training. The minister noted that the two countr...

Brazil Sentence Final for Legacy Midair Pilots

Brazil's Supreme Court recently upheld the conviction of U.S. pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino in the September 2006 midair over the Amazon that brought down a Gol Linhas Aéreas 737 with 154 people aboard. Under a legal cooperation treaty, the sentence of three years, one month and 10 days would be served in the U.S. Brazilian sentences of less th...

Embraer Hands Over 300th Phenom 300

Embraer Executive Jets handed over the 300th Phenom 300 last Thursday to an undisclosed U.S. customer, just one year after achieving the same milestone for the smaller Phenom 100/100E. The commemorative Phenom 300 was assembled at and delivered from Embraer’s facility in Melbourne, Fla. Over the past two years, the Phenom 300 has been the most delivered business jet in the world an...

Jet Aviation Basel receives maintenance organization certificate from ANAC in Brazil

Jet Aviation Basel has received its maintenance organization certificate from the Civil Aviation Authority of Brazil, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). The certificate authorizes the MRO facility to support all Brazilian-registered aircraft within its capabilities. With this approval, Jet Aviation Basel is authorized to provide line and base maintenance to...

Embraer Projects a Market Demand for over 1,500 New Jets of 70 to 130 Seats for Europe and the CIS

Embraer released yesterday, at the European Regions Airlines Association (ERA) Annual General Assembly, held in Berlin, Germany, its Market Outlook for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The Company forecasts that these markets will demand 1,540 new aircraft deliveries in the 70 to 130-seat jet segment (valued at some US$72 billion at list prices) over the next 20 y...

Embraer Delivers 21 Commercial and 30 Executive Jets in 3Q15

During the third quarter of 2015 (3Q15), Embraer delivered 21 jets to the commercial aviation market and 30 to the business aviation market, for a total of 51 aircraft. The number is 50% higher than in the same period last year, when 34 aircraft were delivered – 19 commercial and 15 executive jets.  On September 30, 2015, the firm order backlog totaled USD 22.1 billion. The larg...

Incident: Gol B738 at Rio de Janeiro on Sep. 25, Runway Excursion During Taxi

A Gol Linhas Aereas Boeing 737-800, registration PR-GXP performing flight G3-1668 from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont, RJ to Belo Horizonte, MG (Brazil), was taxiing for departure from runway 20L at about 7:10 p.m. L (10:10 p.m. Z), when a change of winds prompted air traffic control to switch runways. The aircraft was instructed to backtrack the runway for departure from runway 02R, howev...

TAM Airlines charts solid international growth while battling worsening conditions in Brazil

Brazilian Airline TAM of the LATAM Airlines Group has continued to expand internationally during 2015 even as it has revised its domestic capacity forecast  from flat to a reduction of up to 4% for the year amid a continuing weakening economy in Brazil.  Some of the international build up is occurring from Brasilia, where TAM has also made a regional domestic push in 20...

Brazil to purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems worth $500 million

Brazil may purchase Pantsir-S1 air defense missile-gun systems. The contract, which may be signed in 2016, is valued at $500 million, Lenta.ru reports with reference to Ambassador of Brazil to Russia, Antonio José Vallim Guerreiro. According to him, funds for purchasing Russian weapons will be allocated from the country’s budget this year. However, the exact number of the syst...