Viva Air Group formalises purchase agreement for 50 A320 aircraft: report

Viva Air Group reportedly formalised its purchase agreement for 50 A320 aircraft with Airbus, following an MoU signed by both parties at the Paris Air Show 2017 (aviacol.net). As previously…..

US Commerce Department finds for Boeing in C Series dumping cases, sets tariffs totalling 292.21%

US Department of Commerce (DoC) made (20-Dec-2017) affirmative final determinations concerning antidumping duty (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations for the import of Bombardier C Series aircraft from Canada to…..

US Secretary of Commerce: C Series tariffs ‘based on a full and unbiased review of the facts’

US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced (20-Dec-2017) affirmative final determinations in the antidumping duty and countervailing duty investigations of the import of 100 to 150…..

Canada ‘deeply troubled’ by US decision on C Series duties for import

Canada‘s Minister of Foreign Affairs Chrystia Freeland issued (20-Dec-2017) a statement on the US Department of Commerce’s final duty determinations on Bombardier C Series aircraft, reporting the Government of Canada…..

Bombardier ‘deeply disappointed’ by US decision on C Series tariffs

Bombardier VP communications and public affairs Mike Nadolski issued (20-Dec-2017) the following statement in response to tariff determinations issued by the US Department of Commerce: Evidence presented at…..

Avianca Brasil in negotiations with United to deepen codeshare agreement

Avianca Brasil CEO Frederico Pedreira said the carrier is in negotiations with United Continental Holdings to deepen its codeshare agreement, with the ultimate aim of reaching a global…..

SFO welcomes second Qantas service for 2018, predicts strong 2017 growth from Australia

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) welcomed (20-Dec-2017) Qantas plans to launch Melbourne-San Francisco service from late 2018. The carrier already operates Sydney-San Francisco service. SFO reported Australia represents…..

Brazilian Chamber of Deputies approves wording of Brazil-US open skies agreement

Brazil‘s Lower House (Chamber of Deputies) approved (19-Nov-2017) the Open Skies agreement signed with the US in Mar-2011. The framework will now be sent to…..

Southwest Airlines takes delivery of sixth new 737-800 aircraft for Dec-2017

CAPA – Centre for Aviation stated (19-Dec-2017) Southwest Airlines received a new Boeing 737-800 (N8558Z, MSN 63602), as recorded by the CAPA Fleet Database. The aircraft is the sixth 737-800 to be…..

Hawaiian Airlines to attack Hawaii-US west cost market with A321neo aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO Mark Dunkerley stated the A321neo is “ideally suited” for the Hawaii-US west coast market (AINonline.com, 18-Dec-2017). Mr Dunkerley said that Hawaiian previously “left…..

Air Canada rouge launches Montreal-Lima service

Air Canada rouge launched twice weekly Montreal-Lima service on 17-Dec-2017, operating Boeing 767-300ER equipment (Portalde Turismo, 19-Dec-2017). The service complements Air Canada’s Toronto-Lima service, and “strategically positions Air Canada…..