Embraer has pushed back certification of its E175 E2 regional jet from 2020 to 2021. In a statement the Brazilian manufacturer said it was influenced by recent labor negotiations between US airlines and pilot unions, which didn’t produce hoped-for movement on scope clauses
Latin America and Caribbean
HAECO Cabin Solutions, a division of HAECO Americas, has announced new Colombian low-cost carrier Wingo as its first Latin American customer for its Vector seat product for its fleet of four 737-700 aircraft.
Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, a joint venture between Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines, has completed maintenance work on the first of three 787 aircraft for Aeromexico.
Colombian flag carrier Avianca has opened its new MRO hangar at Jose Maria Cordova International Airport in Rionegro.
MTU Maintenance has extended its V2500-A5 engine support services agreement with South American airline group LATAM Airlines for another five years, taking the cooperation up to 2024.
South American airline group Amaszonas has signed up for Seabury Solutions’ Alkym software designed for airline technical operations.
Aircraft manufacturer Embraer has announced plans to launch a voluntary dismissal programme to reduce its workforce in Brazil in an effort to cut costs by $200m.
Chinese conglomerate HNA Group has bought a 23.7 per cent stake in Azul Brazilian Airlines for $450m through its subsidiary Hainan Airlines.
STS Line Maintenance has opened a new line maintenance station in Nassau where it will offer on-call and scheduled aircraft services to all aircraft at every airport in the Bahamas.
Embraer has confirmed John Slattery will become president and CEO of its commercial aviation division from July 2016.