Brazilian President not opposed to Boeing and Embraer talks, but would veto loss of control

Brazil‘s President Michel Temer reportedly informed representatives from the Ministry of Defence and Brazilian Air Force he is not opposed to negotiations between Embraer and Boeing about a potential…..

European Commission grants unconditional approval for Safran acquisition of Zodiac

European Commission (EC) granted (21-Dec-2017) unconditional approval for the proposed acquisition of Zodiac Aerospace by Safran. The EC concluded the transaction would raise no competition concerns in the relevant…..

Brazil ANAC director says considering ending EU open skies negotiations

Brazil ANAC director and specialist for regulation Juliano Noman commented on the ongoing open skies negotiations with the EU, stating: “Unfortunately, we are considering ending the negotiations because they…..

San Diego International Airport pax up 11%, cargo down 1% in Nov-2017

San Diego International Airport reported (21-Dec-2017) the following traffic highlights for Nov-2017: Passengers: 1.9 million, +10.8%; Domestic: 1.8 million, +10.1%; International: 69,168, +32.8%; Cargo: 15,569 tons,…..

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 ( 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…..