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Old June 18th, 2009, 04:49 AM   #21
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Brazil Airline GOL Sees Load Factors Fall In May

JUNE 5, 2009, 9:59 A.M. ET
Brazil Airline GOL Sees Load Factors Fall In May

http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...05-706829.html

SAO PAULO (Dow Jones)--Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL) saw load factors decline in May, despite an increase in revenue passenger kilometers, the company reported Friday.

GOL registered a load factor of 57.9% in May, down from 58.7% in April and sharply lower than 65.4% in May 2008.

In a statement, the company said demand has been low in the second quarter and it slipped further last month because of a low-season falloff after an April with a lot of holidays.

The carrier registered 1.91 billion revenue passenger kilometers on all flights in May, up 5.3% from April, but down 19.3% on the year.

According to GOL, net yield in May was slightly below the 0.2193 Brazilian reals ($0.11) registered in the first quarter. Net yield is a calculation of operating revenue per passenger kilometer.


-By Alastair Stewart, Dow Jones Newswires; 5511-2847-4520; [email protected]
http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...05-706829.html
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Old June 18th, 2009, 05:21 AM   #22
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http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/15/bu.../15ravemb.html

Brazilian Jet Maker Expects to Outlast Crisis
By PATRICK BLUM
Published: June 14, 2009


LISBON — Amid the global economic and financial crisis, demand for aircraft of all types and sizes has gone into a tailspin as airlines, fighting for survival, cancel orders or push them back to an uncertain future date. But Embraer, the Brazilian plane maker, is in good shape to weather the downturn in the small commercial aircraft and executive jet market, says the company’s president and chief executive, Frederico Fleury Curado.

Mr. Curado, appointed in April 2007, when strong demand for regional and executive jets was driving a rapid expansion of the company’s production capacity, has since overseen a painful adjustment to the downturn.

“We took the firm action needed to protect ourselves from the threat to our company’s long-term strategy,” Mr. Curado said during a telephone interview. “We’ve re-dimensioned the company, resources and investments, reduced expenses across the board and laid off about 20 percent of the work force.”

Embraer, a leading maker of commercial aircraft of up to 120 seats and executive jets, has sharply reduced revenue expectations: “We had projected revenues of seven-plus billion dollars for 2009, we now project $5.5 billion,” he said.

Revenue last year was buoyant at $6.3 billion, up 20.8 percent from 2007, but there was a sharp drop in the fourth quarter as the crisis began to tell. In the first quarter this year, Embraer posted a net loss of $23.4 million, down from a profit of $85 million a year earlier, on sales down 13.6 percent to $1.15 billion.

“For commercial aircraft, we have not had any cancellations. We’ve had some deferrals to 2010 and 2011,” Mr. Curado said. “For business jets, we’ve had both deferrals and cancellations.”

Hardest hit has been the company’s Legacy family of business jets, derived from the ERJ 145 regional airliner, which has suffered a 30 percent drop in orders. Last month, Hainan Airlines halved an order for 50 of the planes and stretched its delivery schedule for the remaining 25. But, Mr. Curado said, the effect of cancellations had been lessened by strong demand for newer products like the Phenom line of light executive jets.

“On the Phenom program, we have a very large backlog of over 800 aircraft, so even with some cancellations, we don’t anticipate any impact on the Phenom assembly line,” Mr. Curado said. “Phenom benefits from being a new product, so there is a large backlog.”

Over all, the order backlog, a key measure of negotiated sales, fell to $19.7 billion in the first quarter from $20.9 billion in December. Still, with an order book of close to $20 billion “even if some goes away it is a relatively comfortable position to be in,” Mr. Curado said.

For analysts, the decline in the order book is less worrying than the uncertainty over future orders.

“Weakness in Embraer’s backlog is no surprise; the real question is how long the drought lasts and whether cancellations will accelerate before order flow recovers,” a research note from Morgan Stanley said.

Business-jet makers including Bombardier of Canada, Dassault of France and Cessna in the United States have all reported falling orders, leading to production cuts and layoffs.

Sash Tusa, formerly an aerospace industry analyst with Goldman Sachs and now an independent aerospace consultant, says companies were slow to acknowledge the crisis.

“Many manufacturers have been in denial. They are only beginning to realize that the market is going down,” he said.

There is “gross oversupply,” and optimistic forecasts were made on false assumptions of market conditions, Mr. Tusa said. “Deliveries are up, but that’s on what was sold two or five years ago. New orders are going into reverse.”

Embraer delivered 204 aircraft in 2008, up 20 percent from 2007, including 162 commercial jets, 36 executive jets and 6 aircraft for defense and state institutions. But the outlook is uncertain.

Embraer’s sales are roughly 65 percent commercial aircraft and 15 percent executive jets, with the remaining 20 percent split fairly evenly between defense and services.
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http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-...15-705270.html

AIR SHOW: Embraer Confirms 7 Options From KLM, Sells New E-Jet
JUNE 15, 2009, 7:50 A.M. ET

PARIS (Dow Jones)--Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer-Empresa Brasileiras de Aeronautica S/A (ERJ) Monday said it has won a contract for seven Embraer 190 jets with KLM City Hopper, confirming the options in the original contract announced in August 2007.

The initial delivery of the new order should take place during the first half of 2010, Embraer said.

KLM City Hopper is a Dutch regional subsidiary of Air France-KLM (AFLYY).

KLM still has 11 options to buy Embraer jets, the Brazilian group added. The airline already operates four Embraer 190 jets on its regional European routes.

Separately, Embraer announced it has sold a Embraer 175 jet to Japan's Fuji Dream Airlines.

The original contract signed in November 2007 included a firm order for two Embraer 170s and purchase rights for another aircraft of the same model, but has recently been amended to allow Fuji Dream to order a new E-Jet model, the Embraer 175. Deliveries of the Embraer 175 will start next year.

This order is already included in the aircraft manufacturer's backlog for the first quarter, Embraer said.

Both announcements were made at the Paris Air Show.

-By Nathalie Boschat, Dow Jones Newswires; +33 1 40171740; [email protected]
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http://www.prweb.com/releases/embrae...web2535694.htm

Embraer Phenom VLJ "Very Light Jet" 100's Take To The Skies...
Press Releases for June 17, 2009

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17I4motloaI


(PRWEB) June 17, 2009 -- Dean Andrew Kantis, founder of www.MicroJetPositions.com states, "The GA market has recently gone through considerable changes . We started selling the Eclipse 500 VLJ, the first VLJ to hit the market several years ago, and we were seeing premiums as high as $400,000.00 on top of the Owner/Seller's paid deposit reimbursement. This trend of Aircraft Position Speculation, then trickled into Cessna Citation Mustangs, Embraer Phenom 100's, Diamond D-Jets, Honda Jets, Cirrus The Jet, and other aircraft manufacturers...."

The economic market changes started in October 2008, with the banking restructuring crisis. Micro Jet Positions, then saw Owner/Seller premiums begin to fall from "profitable selling situations," to ground level where Owner/Sellers were just able to get their deposit monies reimbursed. Lately, post 1st quarter 2009 and now into 2nd quarter 2009, the demand for aircraft is yielding Owner/Sellers about as low as half of their deposits paid to date. This results in a loss for Aircraft Speculation Holders, to be anywhere from about $150,000.00 to $250,000.00.

However, since many of the Aircraft Manufacturers are slowing production to keep their supply/demand economics inline with current economies of scale, the decrease in production leveled out the supply in order to meet with the lower demand, further stabilizing the price points for aircraft deliveries. The demand should then continue to grow, further causing the supply to keep up with the demand. Aircraft manufacturers will then want to increase production, to keep up with the new demand.

As this happens, the Aircaft Position Speculators should find that their investment should hopefully yield them "break even" or maybe even "profitable" assignments as Aircraft Consultants such as Micro Jet Positions, are able to find buyers to release their Owner/Sellers from their commitment to make the rest of the deposit Progress Payments. Thus, the Aircraft Position Holder will be in a position to sell their aircraft in line, so they do not have to make the final lofty payment due the week the aircraft is scheduled for delivery.

I think one of the reasons why the Phenom 100 is such a great deal, is that it is much larger and faster than a Cessna Citation Mustang, but yet is only a few hundred thousand more. Many VLJ/MicroJet buyers are beginning to understand this and are shifting over to the Phenom, mentioned Kantis.


Dean Andrew Kantis, Founder


If you are interested in any of the new "Micro Jets or VLJ's," or in the Embraer Phenom 100 or 300, Kantis states that "Micro Jet Positions measures VLJ/Micro Jet market demand, now putting Embraer Phenom 100 at the Number One spot of Most Wanted aircraft in the world..."

http://www.microjetpositions.com/emb...om_100_jet.htm
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Brazilian president presents big goals for tourism (and regional aviation)
BY NELSON ALCANTARA | JUN 21, 2009

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s ninth Global Summit on Travel and Tourism, held last month in Florianopolis (in the state of Santa Catarina, Brazil), was a success not only in terms of the number of delegates that attended and the key topics that were discussed, but it also signaled the Brazilian government’s commitment to developing its tourism industry. And who could better deliver this message than the country’s very own president, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva?

“Every time I have to speak in such a great conference, in which we have to talk about the beauty and the greatness of our country in order to convince other people to believe in Brazil the way I do, I feel quite comfortable, because I have to say nothing but the truth,” President da Silva said.

According to him, WTTC’s summit is the first of a series of events we intend to celebrate during the next eight years. “It is the first of many goals we intend to achieve for Brazil and Latin America. This event gathers in our continent for the very first time. In five years, the FIFA World Cup.”

The Brazilian president also shared an important goal: to host the 2016 Olympic Games. “We are working hard to convince the international community that bringing the Olympic Games to our country is to recognize that Brazil is [on] the right road to becom[ing] an even greater nation,” he said.

President da Silva intends “to help the tourism industry, because we understand it is an extraordinary industry for cultural development and economic development.”

In making the case of his country’s tourism industry, the Brazilian president said his government is mindful of the fact that there exists different markets to appease. “Obviously, every country dreams of rich tourists, those who spend thousands of dollars. But we must recognize that most of human beings are not rich enough to afford luxurious holidays. And even the European tourist has the conscience to spend only what he is actually able to spend,” he said. “Based on that assumption, we have to develop a combination.” And by developing a “combination,” President da Silva said, “We must know that ignorance is not an attractive aspect of a destination.”

To show his government’s commitment to tourism, President da Silva has said his administration has set aside an investment package for its tourism industry. “Our government is doing [this] in Brazil, not because of the flu or because of the crisis, because before the crisis, we decided to invest US$304 billions in infrastructure. And within infrastructure will be provided 4.700 km of railroads - benefits in all Brazilian airports, roads, railroads; that we do things that need to be done, but, especially, that we improve the Brazilian quality of life.”

However, the Brazilian president is also cognizant of the fact that his government alone cannot propel Brazil’s tourism industry to its best without the help from investors. He said: “We do know that more needs to be done. When I invite you to invest in Brazil, what is our ability to create conditions that you already acquired in other countries? It is not through giving out massive incentives. There are people who think that in order to convince an entrepreneur to invest in Brazil we have to give up free land and other incentives. In reality, what we have to provide is the certainty that we will be prepared to receive tourists with excellent customer service.”

According to President da Silva, Brazil was the last country to fall to the crisis. “The only reason that we did is the lack of trust exhorted by the economic system that squashed credit availability. Immediately, we continued with all the investments that were already in place. And, we increased investment in social policy so that we can emerge out of this crisis far better off than when we fell in it. I have told chiefs of state all over the world that this crisis is not to be cried or lamented over, rather, it is a crisis that stimulates countries to invest in themselves and to do so heavily, so that we can leave it in much better conditions.”

In discussing the economy and various other societal elements such as taxes and industries, the Brazilian president raised some valid questions concerning the role of the government in spurring tourism. “How do we expect Brazilian tourism to work if we don’t have, for example, more competitive prices from the airline sector? How do we expect that a Brazilian gets to know South America if we have few flights to South America? Or how do we expect South American travels to Brazil if the flights from South America to here are few?”

To address these questions, President da Silva said his administration is in talks with various governors in Brazil regarding the “creation of a regionalization policy of the Brazilian aviation.” He said: “If big companies want to make money doing flights from capital to capital, or from Sao Paulo to Paris, it is their right. But Brazil needs to secure flights from an average city to another average city, so that people can have freedom of mobility. And I will say it - our aviation system has been infinitely better than what it is today.”

According to him, the decision to revitalize regional aviation has also been made. “We want to re-establish flights between countries of South America and re-establish the possibility of traveling to African countries - things that we do not have, that we may not have been careful about, and that now we want to make it a very important goal for our administration. That way we can occupy the geographical gap within the continent and ease the access of people among our countries.”

He added: “It is important that Brazil knows the tourist attractions of Peru, natural beauties of Bolivia, because a lot of times we only know the misery and bad things that happen in those countries. And we know that there are lots of good things there. But how will a Brazilian go to Cuzco, Machu Picchu, if there is no transportation means to get him there? We need to get the presidents of South America to assume the responsibility to create conditions that facilitate travel, perhaps through subsidizing aviation. What is important is that people know that they [have] the right to come and go.”

To investors, he had one very clear message. “What can I offer you to make you come here? What could I offer beyond the things you already know? Obviously, the best thing I may provide is a country with a reasonable buying power that we can combine growth inside and outside.”

In closing, President da Silva said: “Brazil is showing the world its ability to regulate its own financial system better than any other country in the world. And that is why we are convinced that we will exit this crisis far better than when we came into it.”


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American Airlines and US Air down, GOL and TAM surge – Stock Wrap
22nd June, 2009

American Airlines’ shares dropped back 0.9% on Friday, as the carrier forecast a 16-17% reduction in 2Q2009 mainline unit revenue (see below). The reduction is not as bad as United’s expected up to 18.9% reduction in PRASM this quarter.

Shares in Brazilian carriers, GOL and TAM, surged 5.5% and 4.0% on Friday on an improving demand outlook. ANAC stated domestic demand in Brazil was down (only) 5.4% year-on-year. GOL’s shares closed at their highest level since 19-Jan-2009.

NB: America Airline Daily is now ON SALE! Buy an annual subscription by the 4th of July for just USD395 p/a!

North & South America selected airlines daily share price movements (% change): 19-Jun-09

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AZUL Becomes the Third Largest in Brazil's Aviation
http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/4450488/
http://www.anac.gov.br/estatistica/asspassi6.asp

After GOL released their own numbers some days ago (already discussed here), today ANAC released the numbers for all brazilian airlines in May-09

Highlights

Domestic
Airline / Pax / Market-Share / Load-Factor

TAM / 1.816.979 / 44,9% / 56,7%
GOL / 1.700.204 / 42,0% / 59,2%
Azul / 168.442 / 4,16% / 79,2%
Webjet / 161.601 / 3,99% / 62,56%
OceanAir / 116.517 / 2,88% / 68,65%
Trip / 53.586 / 1,32% / 57,0%

International
Airline / Pax / Market-Share / Load-Factor

TAM / 1.381.438 / 86,8% / 65,6%
GOL / 208.229 / 13,1% / 47,12%

TAM
Domestic
- offered 11% more seats, transported 13,9% less pax.
- LF dropped from 73,1%(May-08) to 56,7%
- Lost 4,4% of the market-share (comparing to May-08)
International
- offered 25,9% more seats, transported 10,8% more pax.
- LF dropped 74,5%(May-08) to 65,6%.

GOL
Domestic
- offered 0,5% more seats, transported 12,2% less pax.
- LF dropped from 68,2%(May-08) to 59,6%
International
- offered 43% less seats, transported 51,3% less pax.
- LF dropped from 55,1%(May-08) to 47,1%.

Webjet
- offered 100% more seats, transported 98% more pax.
- LF almost stable, dropping from 63,3%(May-08) to 62,6%.

OceanAir
- offered 31% more seats, transported 41,8% more pax.
- LF rised from 63,6%(May-08) to 68,7%.

TRIP
- offered 62,6% more seats, transported 41,5% more pax.
- LF dropped from 65,5%(May-08) to 57,0%

Some superficial conclusions:

- TAM had the worst domestic performance, and also faced a considerable international LF reduction.
- Azul officialy got the 3rd place in Market-Share, with 4,2%, while managed to get excelent LF.
- OceanAir also performed well, with growing LF and Market-Share
- Webjet still growing. They should receive at least 3 more B733s this year..
- TRIP didn't manage to get good loads considering their ambicious expansion plans..

The complete data can be found here:
http://www.anac.gov.br/estatistica/asspassi6.asp


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http://www.asd-network.com/press_det...h_Aircraft.htm


Embraer E-Jets Family Moving Toward Delivery of 600th Aircraft
Company works steadily and positively in the face of world economic crisis



(Sao Jose dos Campos, June 12, 2009) -- Embraer is approaching another significant milestone, to be marked by the delivery of its 600th E-Jet, in the third quarter of this year. In 2008, the Company delivered its 400th E-Jet to U.S. operator Republic Airlines, in June, and the 500th to Air France's Regional, in December.

"Delivering 600 E-Jets just five years after the first EMBRAER 170 entered service marks a tremendous achievement for Embraer and is a milestone that only a few programs in aviation history have achieved. The rapid expansion of the world fleet to 52 airlines in 34 countries shows that the rightsizing philosophy introduced by our family of E-Jets has true global applications," said Mauro Kern, Embraer Executive Vice President, Airline Market.

More than 110 million passengers have flown Embraer E-Jets since the first revenue flight, in March 2004. The Company attributes the program's success to the diversity of business applications in which carriers are operating the fleet, as well as to the operational capabilities of the aircraft. Such airlines as Air Canada are using their E-Jets for mainline services, configured with premium cabins and onboard entertainment systems. Because of their largecabin feel, carriers are also scheduling their E-Jets on long-haul routes, some of which exceeding five hours flying time.

The versatility of the E-Jets platform is also seen in low-cost carrier applications in the U.S., Europe and South America. JetBlue Airways (U.S.), Flybe (U.K.), NIKI (Austria), and Azul (Brazil) use Embraer E-Jets to serve cities where larger aircraft are not as economical.

According to Embraer's market analyses, customers deploy their E-Jets in four key ways: rightsizing routes operated by narrowbody aircraft (53%), natural growth from smaller aircraft (24%), opening new markets (17%), and direct replacement of similar-size aircraft (6%).

The E-Jets also operate under extreme environment conditions, from the Arctic cold of Finland to the hot desert temperatures of Saudi Arabia and northern Australia, flying with such carriers as Finnair, Saudia Arabian, and Airnorth. These modern airplanes perform with high rates of dispatch reliability and availability (in excess of 99%), excellent comfort, low fuel consumption, and reduced operating costs, around the globe.
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TAM Technology Center Invests in High-tech Testing Equipment

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http://www.amtonline.com/article/art...tion=1&id=8640

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL — The TAM Technology Center, located in Sao Carlos, in the countryside of the state of Sao Paulo, started operating its second ATEC Series 6, a piece of equipment manufactured by EADS Test & Services for testing and repairs of components and electronic systems of Airbus and Boeing aircrafts. TAM is the only airline in Brazil operating three ATECs simultaneously — two latest generation ATECs Series 6 and one ATEC 5000.

"We decided to invest in the second ATEC Series 6 to cope with TAM's growing fleet and to increase our capacity to provide maintenance services to our own fleet as well as to third party aircrafts, including aircraft models that TAM does not operate," says Ruy Amparo, TAM's vice-president of MRO.

The ATEC Series 6 test systems can test around 330 different components, including the sophisticated computers responsible for flight alert management, proximity sensing system, steering and brake controls, fuel control systems, cabin pressure controls, and on-board smoke detection.

The TAM Technology Center in Sao Carlos is certified by ANAC (Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency) and by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency) to carry out all major scheduled maintenance (checks C and D) in Airbus A319/A320/A321 and A330 aircrafts belonging to TAM's own fleet and to those of third parties, and is certified to service Fokker-100 airplanes. The company is also certified to service components of Boeing planes that are being added to TAM's fleet. In addition, TAM is in the process to being awarded a FAR 145 certificate from U.S. authorities, to be allowed to provide maintenance services to any U.S.-registered aircraft.

For more information visit www.tam.com.br.
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Ten new routes that may make international travel easier

By Jessica Labrencis, SmarterTravel.com

http://www.usatoday.com/travel/deals...e-routes_N.htm

If you have the time, money, and inclination to travel this summer and fall, keep an open mind about where to go. Many airlines will soon be offering new routes to destinations you may have assumed would be too expensive or too inconvenient to visit in the past. Major airlines and low-cost-carriers alike have announced new routes to dozens of destinations, 10 of which are highlighted below.
Dominican Republic

Cheap flights to the Dominican Republic won't be hard to find this summer thanks to ultra-low-cost carrier Spirit. The airline has recently resumed its service between its Ft. Lauderdale hub and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, available through September 8. Meanwhile, Spirit's new service to Santiago from Ft. Lauderdale begins June 20.

You can expect the Dominican Republic to be included in Spirit's weekly offers. If you want to nab even cheaper fares, consider signing up for Spirit's $9 Fare Club, which could help you find fares as low as $1 each way (not including taxes and fees, of course).

JetBlue has also added service to Santo Domingo. Its Ft. Lauderdale departures commenced June 18, while Boston departures began June 19.

Finally, Delta is offering a slew of seasonal Dominican Republic routes starting this fall. Flights to Punta Cana from Detroit will operate on weekends beginning November 21, while Cincinnati and Minneapolis flights operate on Saturdays starting on December 19. Flights from New York City (JFK) to Puerto Plata also begin on December 19 and operate on Saturdays through April 10.

Barbados

JetBlue recently announced service to the Caribbean island of Barbados. Its flights from New York City (JFK) to Bridgetown, Barbados, commence on October 1, and connecting service from cities around the U.S. is also available.

In addition, Air Jamaica is adding seasonal summer service for Barbados. Flights between JFK and Barbados run from July 2 through August 30 on Thursdays and Sundays.

St. Lucia

In addition to Barbados and Santo Domingo, JetBlue will also add service to St. Lucia this fall. Flights from JFK begin on October 26, and are available on Sundays, Mondays, and Thursdays.

France

Travelers now have more options to reach the City of Lights this summer and fall. US Airways has once again launched seasonal service to Paris' Charles de Gaulle airport from Charlotte. The service will run through October 24.

Meanwhile, Delta is also adding service to Paris. Its Pittsburgh-to-Paris flights began on June 3, while flights from Philadelphia will begin on October 5.

Icelandair will also add service from Seattle on July 22, and will offer service to Paris connecting through Reykjavik.

Italy

Two major airlines have recently added service to Rome. American's seasonal service runs through October 23, and will resume again on April 6, 2010. Delta started new service to Rome from Detroit earlier this month, which will be available indefinitely.

Brazil

In March, the Department of Transportation awarded US Airways permission to add service to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beginning on December 2, the airline will launch its new service between Rio de Janeiro and Charlotte, with connecting service from many of the carrier's U.S. cities as well. Rio de Janeiro is US Airways' first foray into South America.

Continental will also add service to Rio de Janeiro from Houston (Bush) on August 1 with a once-daily flight.

Israel

Israel is not often considered an inexpensive or easy-to-get-to destination, but that could change soon. On July 1, US Airways will launch its brand-new service to Tel Aviv from Philadelphia, with connecting service from other cities in the U.S.

South Africa

This summer, travelers will have more options for visiting South Africa. On June 1, Delta began its service to Johannesburg, South Africa, from Atlanta.

Australia

On July 1, Delta will commence its new service between Los Angeles and Sydney.

China

A few weeks ago, Delta began new service to Shanghai from Detroit. Flights operate Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays westbound, and Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays eastbound.

Continental also added service to Shanghai earlier this year, with a once-daily flight from Newark.

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Statistics: Movement at Brazilian Airports
01/January through 31/May 2009
Source: http://www.infraero.gov.br/movi.php?gi=movi

Aeronaves (unid.): Airplane Operations (unities) - take offss and landings
Passageiros (unid.): Pax/Passengers (unities)
Aerorpoto Internacional: International Airport
Aeroporto: Airport

Click to enlarge: http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/4030/shot0648.jpg



Source: http://www.infraero.gov.br/movi.php?gi=movi
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Brazil ends search for Air France bodies
Saturday, 27 Jun 2009 09:24

51 bodies have been located by rescue teams searching the crash site.

The Brazilian army and air force have ended their search for the bodies of those killed in the Air France crash into the Atlantic.

However, France's navy will continue to search for the aircraft's black box with a submarine searching the depths of the ocean while ships search for signals on the surface of the Atlantic.

228 people were on board the flight which went down in mysterious circumstances and 51 bodies have been located during the search operation which has lasted almost a month.

Explaining the decision to end the search, Brazilian Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Henry Munhoz said: "Even though we wanted to recover all the 228 people, we now truly believe that we have done all we can, between the navy and the air force. So, we are ending operations with 51 recovered bodies.”

The cause of the crash is still to be ascertained with theories ranging from faulty instruments giving inaccurate data that affected the plane's flight speed, to a lightning strike, to pilot error.
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http://www.estrategia.cl/detalle_noticia.php?cod=20774

17/June/2009
GEORGE AWAD


Operating in Brazil is one of the priorities for the Chilean Lan Airlines



George Awad, chairman of Lan Airlines, commented that operate in Brazil is among the priorities of the company, which could become a reality after the announcement by the Brazilian Congress, on the liberalization of the standard convention of foreign deals. According to Awad, during the forthcoming visit of President of Brazil, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, do to our country in September, is likely to be met to see the feasibility of doing business, and Lan, a future not too distant future, to achieve operating in Brazil, which has more than half of trade in Latin America.

On the other hand, asked about the entry of Major Airlines, Awad said that it is good that they have more players, especially if the outcome is the option to upgrade services. Chile recalled that since 1976 there is a policy of open skies, so it will be very attractive to see what happens with the new competition.
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Air France beacons fade with investigation hopes

By BRADLEY BROOKS – 30/June/2009

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Signals from the black boxes of Air France Flight 447 are fading, weakening along with hopes of resolving what experts are calling one of history's most challenging plane crash investigations.

Emergency beacons attached to cockpit voice and data recorders are built to emit strong "pings" for 30 days after a crash before fading away, though experts said they could continue for as long as 45 days.

Wednesday marks Day 30 since the plane dropped out of the sky with 228 people on board in a remote area of the Atlantic far off Brazil's northeastern coast and from radar coverage. A burst of automated messages emitted by the plane before it fell gave rescuers only a vague location to begin their search.

"Without that starting point, the 'needle in the haystack' analogy would look like an easy assignment compared to this," said Peter Goelz, a former managing director of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board. "This is the most difficult accident in terms of recovery operations that I've ever seen."

Those hunting for the two black boxes said the search will continue. On Tuesday, Martine del Bono, spokeswoman for the French air accident agency leading the investigation, said it "is continuing the search" as long as there is a "reasonable" chance of locating the black boxes. She gave no final deadline.

U.S. Air Force Col. Willie Berges, the Brazil-based commander of the American military forces supporting the effort, has said searchers are likely to keep looking for 12 to 15 days beyond the crash's 30-day mark. The Americans are operating two U.S. Navy pinger locators that are being towed by French-contracted ships. A French nuclear submarine is scouring a search area with a radius of 50 miles (80 kilometers) in the area where the plane is thought to have crashed.

The logistics of recovering debris and remains from the Air France flight are complicated by its disappearance 930 miles (1,500 kilometers) off Brazil's mainland. Investigators should have an easier time recovering debris and clues in the crash of a Yemeni Airbus 310 with 153 people on board that went down Tuesday just nine miles (14.5 kilometers) north of the Indian Ocean island-nation of Comoros.

The black boxes emit an electronic tapping sound that can be heard up to 1.25 miles (two kilometers) away. While searchers for the Air France plane have detected some noise in the deep ocean, they have heard nothing from the flight recorders.

The Airbus A330 jet went down in the middle of the Atlantic shortly after midnight June 1. The crash date had been reported as May 31, as it was 11:14 p.m. on Brazil's mainland when the plane sent its last automated messages. But as searchers found debris and those messages were made public, it was clear the plane had crossed into a new time zone — and a new day — before it went into the ocean.

Without the crucial evidence the black boxes contain, investigators may never be able to determine definitively why the jet fell — despite the recovery of a substantial amount of wreckage and the remains of 51 people.

"The most you can do is a detailed forensic analysis of what affected the recovered items," Goelz said. "That may or may not give you a picture of what went on. But it isn't going to go to the cause of the accident, it will go to what happened after the event occurred."

With the recorders still missing, investigators are focusing on the automated messages sent by the plane minutes before it lost contact. One indicates the plane was receiving incorrect speed information from external monitoring instruments, which could destabilize the plane's control systems. Experts have suggested those external instruments might have iced over. Air France has now replaced the monitors, called Pitot tubes, on all its Airbus A330 and A340 aircraft.

But the mystery of what really caused the crash continues, leaving aviation safety experts unclear about what needs to be changed to stop a similar catastrophe in the future.

"Any time you have an accident that remains a question mark, it is a problem for the whole aviation community," Goelz said. "The aviation community and the public want to know what happened so we can prevent it from happening again."

Associated Press Writer Angela Charlton in Paris contributed to this report.

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Brazil's TRIP to convert Embraer options and order ATR 72-600s
By Brendan Sobie

Brazilian regional carrier TRIP Linhas Aereas is planning to place more orders later this year for Embraer 175s and ATR 72s.

TRIP president Jose Mario Caprioli dos Santos says the fast-growing carrier is planning to exercise six of its E-175 options by year-end and ink a new deal with ATR covering eight to 12 ATR 72-600s.

In June TRIP took delivery of the first three E-175s from its 2008 order for five firm aircraft, plus 10 options and 15 purchase rights.

"We want to exercise two batches [of three options] before the end of the year," Caprioli told ATI at the Low Cost Airlines World Americas 2009 conference.

He adds that the first batch of three will be delivered in the second half of 2010, and that TRIP eventually plans to operate a fleet of at least 30 E-175s by the end of 2013 - with all the options and purchase rights being converted in batches of three over the next few years.

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TRIP's business plan also envisions a fleet of 20-24 ATR 72-500/600s. The Campinas-based carrier currently operates 22 ATR turboprops consisting of 12 ATR 42-300s, four ATR 72-200s and six ATR 72-500s.

As part of earlier order with ATR, says Caprioli, TRIP is already committed to taking six more ATR 72-500s. He says three of these are scheduled to be delivered in the second half of this year and the final three in the first half of next year.

"We'll start negotiations with ATR for a new order [later this year]," he reveals. "We have demand for another eight or 12 ATR 72s in the next two to three years. We'd like the new order to be for the -600."

Caprioli says the -600s will mainly be replacement rather than growth aircraft as TRIP plans to transition its ATR fleet entirely to 72-500/600 models, adding that he does not mind operating -500s alongside -600s as the only major difference is the glass cockpit.

He says ATR has already agreed to take back three of TRIP's 12 ATR 42s as part of its earlier purchase of six ATR 72-500s. Of the remaining nine, he says, most are leased and will be returned as their leases expire while the others will be sold or returned to ATR as part of its new order for ATR 72-600s.

Caprioli says two of its four ATR 72-200s are also leased and will be returned when their leases expired. The other two will be sold or returned to the manufacturer as part of the new ATR 72-600 order.

TRIP, which previously operated an all-turboprop fleet, was initially planning to begin taking E-175 jets early this year. But the initial deliveries were delayed by a few months due to trouble securing financing.

A deal was eventually concluded with Brazilian development bank BNDES, which agreed to finance all five of the firm E-175s in the original order. As a result of the delay in securing financing, TRIP's first three aircraft were all delivered in quick succession in June.

"All the deliveries were together but that wasn't a problem for us because July is the peak season for us and the second half is better than the first half," Caprioli says.

The fourth E-175 from the five-aircraft order is scheduled to be delivered in October and the fifth early next year.

Caprioli says TRIP is using half its new E-175s to upgrade routes which were previously operated with ATR 72s, and half to open new routes. Response to the new routes, he says, has been excellent, with 20% higher bookings than TRIP normally experiences for new services. "There's been a much higher maturation rate," he says.

Several of the new routes being launched, including some from Rio de Janeiro Santos Dumont Airport, connect major Brazilian cities. Caprioli says TRIP historically has not operated on domestic trunk routes but, with the E-175, it believes it can compete with larger carriers as Brazilian business travellers tend to prefer the Embraer jet family.

While TRIP will use the E-175 to drive most of its growth, Caprioli says the carrier still need turborpops because 20% of its routes are exclusive, mainly in the Amazon region to airports that cannot accommodate jets.

He says TRIP will also continue to use turboprops on some routes where it competes against other regional carriers but he believes TRIP will have an advantage because it will be operating more modern models than its competitors.
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Flight maps for 12 Brazilian cities, updated June/2009:
Source: http://fsbrasil.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/world-routes/


Fortaleza, Ceará (FOR)



Recife, Pernambuco (REC)



Salvador, Bahia (SSA)



Manaus, Amazonas (MAO)



Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul (POA)



Curitiba, Paraná (CWB)



Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais (CNF, PLU)



Brasília, Distrito Federal (BSB)



Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro (GIG, SDU)



São Paulo, São Paulo (GRU, CGH, VCP)



Belém, Pará (BEL)



Natal, Rio Grande do Norte (NAT)
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Brazil plans more stable rules for airlines-report

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Brazil plans more stable rules for airlines-report
Mon Jul 6, 2009 8:26am EDT

SAO PAULO, July 6 (Reuters) - Brazil's government is considering reformulating rules for airlines that would allow them to operate indefinitely and ease access to credit, as well as more than double foreign participation in the industry, a local newspaper reported on Monday.

The Defense Ministry is spearheading the plan, which consists in a reformulation of articles contained in the Brazilian Aerospace Code, Valor Economico newspaper reported, citing government and industry officials.

The plan may encompass boosting the limit of foreign participation in local airline operators to a maximum 49 percent from 20 percent of voting shares and extending permits indefinitely, which should translate into a more stable environment for investment and credit in the sector, Fernando Soares, head of civil aviation at the ministry, told Valor.

According to Soares, an operator's license could be scrapped if failures in security and a decline in service quality were proved, Valor said. (Reporting by Guillermo Parra-Bernal; Editing by Padraic Cassidy)
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Brazilian Jet Delivered to Dubai Comes with High-Speed Internet

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Brazilian Jet Delivered to Dubai Comes with High-Speed Internet
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Saturday, 04 July 2009


Embraer, the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer based in the city of São José dos Campos, in Brazil's southeastern state of São Paulo, delivered a jet to a client in Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, earlier this week. The aircraft was received and will be operated by company Titan Aviation.

The jet, of the Legacy 600 model, is meant for private use, and the owners' names were not disclosed. Titan provides aviation services such as management, freight, sales and leasing of aircraft, as well as human resources for the operations.

Since June last year, Titan's fleet already included a Legacy 600 jet, and should incorporate a Lineage 1000 jet in 2012. The business jet that was delivered this week is configured to transport 13 passengers in three different, comfortable environments.

The Legacy 600 is also equipped with High Speed Data (HSD), which enables passengers to browse the Internet, view e-mails, among other services.

In a press release issued by Embraer, the general director of Titan, Sakeer C. Sheik, stated that the company's clients have been active passengers of the Legacy 600 for several years now, a fact that contributed for the company's choice of purchasing the same model.

"The Legacy 600 jet offers much comfort to passengers, and has the ideal flight range for our clients," he said.

Titan will operate the new jet in airports such as London City, in the United Kingdom, due to its capacity for steep flights. The Legacy 600 is the largest business jet authorized to operate at the Cannes Mandelieu Airport, in France. Presently, more than 170 Legacy 600 jets operate in 25 different countries.
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Check the next 5 cities served by the AZUL Brazilian Airlines

Check the next 5 cities served by the AZUL Brazilian Airlines
http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=879578



Since September 2008 "Melhores Destinos" is anticipating the next cities to be served by AZUL Airline in Brazil. Today we anticipate the next 5 cities and try to explain why cities such as Brasilia and Belo Horizonte also has no AZUL flight.

Below listed the cities to become the next 5 destinations of AZUL:

1. Caldas Novas - GO: charter flight between Campinas and Caldas Novas from June 28 2009. May be a AZUL test to see if you have demand and create a regular flight.

2. Londrina - PR: This flight was originally estimated in early June but it appears that only started in July 2009. There are some rumors that it was canceled but the information we have is just the delay.

3. Caxias do Sul - RS: starting July 2009.

4. Cuiabá - MT: starting July 2009.

5. Natal - RN: no date provided but in recent weeks the signs of Natal is the next city in the Northeast to receive AZUL flights are very strong.



With these 5 cities AZUL would be servicing a total of 18 Brazilian cities, 5 more than the estimated for 2009.

Many people ask us about the arrival of AZUL in Brasilia and Belo Horizonte. AZUL is not operating in these airports because of the strong competition with others Brazilian airlines that have large number of direct flights from/to these destinations, this is the case of Belo Horizonte (Confins Airport), of Galeao Airport in Rio and Guarulhos airport in São Paulo. From these airports you can get direct flights to the major Brazilian cities, while AZUL starts the operation only linking them to Campinas, these flights will not be competitive because the passengers will have to make such connection to go to Brasilia to Rio de January or Brasília to Belo Horizonte.

AZUL's arrival to these airports is inevitable but to operate in a competitive airport it needs a larger number of aircraft and need to create direct flights from this airport to other cities and not just for Campinas.


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Azul will operate in Belo Horinzonte, the first flight is on august 10th and the sales are already available through their website...
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EMBRAER BEGINS TO DELIVER THE PHENOM 100 IN BRAZIL

The first three models of the entry level aircraft are already operating in the country

http://www.embraer.com/english/conte...he.asp?id=2529

São José dos Campos, July 9, 2009 – Embraer began deliveries of the first units of the entry level Phenom 100 executive jet in Brazil at the end of June. The first customers to receive the aircraft were Algar Aviation, from Uberlândia, Minas Gerais, for its charter operations, Wellborn Participações, from Londrina, Paraná, and Locar Guindastes e Transportes Intermodais, from São Paulo. The latter two will be using their aircraft for corporate purposes.

“It is gratifying for Embraer to see the Phenom 100 flying with Brazilian customers so quickly, since worldwide deliveries began just seven months ago,” says Breno Corrêa, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales, Latin America – Executive Jets. “From now on, Brazilians will have access to the superior comfort and exceptional performance of the best jet in its category.”

Of more than 800 firm orders for the Phenom 100 and Phenom 300 jets, over 100 are for Latin America, 70% of which for the Brazilian market.

The Phenom 100 was launched in 2005 to establish standards of comfort and performance for the entry level category, and it went into operation in December 2008. Currently, more than 20 Phenom 100 jets are operating, worldwide.



About the Phenom 100 Executive Jet

Premium comfort, outstanding performance and low operating costs are key design drivers of the Phenom 100 best-in-class jet. The aircraft offers pilots and passengers unprecedented comfort and style in its category. Developed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, the innovative interior design and relaxing ambience are enhanced by large windows and the most ample cabin in its class.

The pilot-friendly cockpit and docile flying qualities of the new aircraft enable single-pilot operation. Drawing on Embraer’s engineering experience, the Phenom 100 was designed for high utilization and availability. For added safety and reliability, the jet offers a standard antiskid brake-by-wire system.

http://www.embraer.com.br/institucio...rasil-I-09.pdf

Embraer Executive Jets: http://www.embraerexecutivejets.com/.../content/home/
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