Iberia reported that capacity in November 2008 declined 7.7%, while traffic decreased by 10.6% and the load factor dropped 2.5 points to 77.1% compared to the same period last year.
15 December 2008
JetBlue founder David Neeleman launched his fourth airline on Dec. 15th, Azul Linhas Aereas Brasileiras S.A. The Brazilian domestic carrier will inaugurate service between three cities: Campinas (Viracopos Airport), Salvador de Bahia, and Porto Alegre. Azul launches operations this month with three Embraer 195 and two Embraer 190 aircraft. Another three airplanes will be added …
Lufthansa Technik AG officially opened its new overhaul center for engines in Hamburg, thus extending its production capacity in Germany. The first engines will be overhauled there in early 2009. Nearly 50 million euros have been invested in the new building since the end of 2007. Hamburg
Embraer achieves a significant milestone with the delivery of its 500th E-Jet
Embraer’s Phenom 100 entry level executive jet was certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). All design goals were met or even surpassed. First deliveries begin next week.
Avantair has taken delivery of its 50th Piaggio Avanti P.180 aircraft. This delivery is in-line with Avantair’s steady fleet expansion since the Company was founded in July of 2003. Today, Avantair operates the youngest fleet in the fractional aircraft industry, at approximately 3.7 years, according to the JetNet Fractional Ownership and Aircraft Report.