Avianca Brazil grounded by regulator

Brazil’s civil aviation authority ANAC has suspended the operations of Avianca Brazil, dealing what could be the final blow to the airline which has operated under bankruptcy protection since December 2018. ANAC says in a statement that it has decided “to suspend all operations of Avianca Brazil as a precautionary measure”. It adds that all…

American, United and Southwest Airlines expect Boeing 737MAX jets need up to 150 hours of work before flying again

The estimate, provided to Reuters by American Airlines United Airlines and Southwest Airlines officials, is the first indication of the time needed to bring the jets out of storage following a worldwide grounding in March spurred by deadly crashes in Indonesia and Ethiopia. The preparations were discussed at a meeting between Boeing and MAX customers…

ALERT US F-22s were scrambled to intercept two groups of Russian Tu-95s and Su-35 near Alaska

The U.S. military scrambled five aircraft Monday to intercept two groups of Russian warplanes that flew in opposite directions off the coast of Alaska but never entered sovereign U.S. airspace, officials with the bi-national North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD) said Tuesday. First, NORAD dispatched two F-22 Raptor stealth fighters based in Alaska to intercept…