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Mark Nensel

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Air Transport World
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Avianca transformation model includes GOL codeshare
Avianca Holdings plans to establish a codeshare agreement with Brazilian LCC GOL, a development coming a month after the Colombian carrier’s codeshare with Azul Brazilian Airlines was announced.
CFM stays the course until MAXs return to service
As several hundred newly built and ready for delivery Boeing 737 MAXs have remained parked in Everett, Washington state while awaiting eventual clearance to fly, CFM International has been providing proactive maintenance preservation on the type’s LEAP 1B engines during the months the aircraft have stood idle.
Embraer may consider re-entering turboprop market
Brazilian manufacturer Embraer, while currently occupied with shopping around its 146-seat E195-E2 jet, is indicating that it will consider entering the turboprop market to meet demand for the type in Latin America.
FAA, NTSB to investigate privately owned freighter crash near Toledo 
A twin-engine Convair 440 cargo aircraft crashed into the parking lot of a truck repair facility in Toledo, Ohio early Sept. 11, an FAA spokesperson told ATW.
Rendering of A320neo and A321neo in Avianca livery
Avianca cancels 17 A320neos, defers more deliveries 
Avianca is canceling orders for 17 Airbus A320neo family aircraft and deferring delivery of 35 more by at least seven years, the Colombia-based airline said March 15.
ATR wins EASA certification to extend Type A check intervals 
Turboprop manufacturer ATR said Feb. 25 it had received certification from EASA to extend the intervals between Type A maintenance checks for all its aircraft from 500 to 750 hours.
Boeing delivers 806 commercial aircraft in 2018 
Boeing reported deliveries of 806 commercial aircraft in 2018, exceeding its previous record-high delivery total of 763 in 2017, and surpassing rival Airbus’ 800 commercial jet deliveries for the past year.
Green Africa commits to up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8s 
Nigerian startup Green Africa Airways has committed to purchasing up to 100 Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft, Boeing said Dec. 21.
Cargo business rebounds on economic growth 
Freight revenue has returned as an important revenue sector.
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Air Italy to begin flights to Toronto, Chicago in 2019 
Newly rebranded Air Italy has announced new routes to Toronto and Chicago, bringing to six the number of North American destinations the carrier will fly to from Milan Malpensa Airport.
IATA: Local issues in Latin America hinder air travel growth 
The Latin America-Caribbean region is clearly seeing growth but is hamstrung by insufficient infrastructure and air traffic management, excessive costs and taxation.
IATA forecasts 5% increase in global cargo revenue in 2019 
IATA is signaling that global cargo revenue is forecast to rise more than 5% year-over-year to $116 billion in 2019, driven in part by a continued robust (albeit slower) global economic outlook as well as the recent substantial fall in oil prices.
IATA: Cancellation of Mexico airport construction to cost over $5 billion 
The decision by Mexico’s newly installed government—led by President Andrés Manuel López Obrador—to cancel further construction of its new international airport will cost over MXP100 billion ($5 billion), according to estimates cited by IATA.
Avianca Brazil files for bankruptcy; judge halts aircraft repossession 
Avianca Brazil reportedly filed for bankruptcy protection Dec. 11, stemming from a potential repossession of 21% of its fleet by the aircrafts’ lessor.
Delta opens Atlanta biometric terminal 
Curb-to-gate biometric facial recognition at Delta Air Lines’ Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) became fully operational Nov. 29.
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Boeing scrutiny by lawmakers tough but necessary

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