Mark Nensel

Mark Nensel
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Boeing Reports 806 Commercial Aircraft Deliveries 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.
Startup Green Africa Airways Buying As Many As 100 737-8s 
Nigeria-based startup Green Africa Airways has committed to purchasing up to 100 737-8 aircraft— 50 firm orders and 50 options—Boeing said Dec. 21.
Airlines In Latin America Expect Difficult 2019 
Infrastructure shortfalls, economic turmoil will burden Latin American airlines in 2019.
Air Italy To Launch Chicago, Toronto Routes 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.
Avianca Brasil Files For Bankruptcy After Rapid Expansion 
Only a few months ago, Avianca Brasil had big plans, but it now has filed for bankruptcy.
IATA: Global Cargo Revenue To Reach $116 Billion 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: Mexico Airport Cancellation 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 IATA cited.
IATA: Mexico Airport Cancellation 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 IATA cited.
Avianca Brazil Files for Bankruptcy Protection 
Avianca Brazil filed for bankruptcy protection Dec. 11, stemming from a potential repossession of 21% of its fleet by lessors.
Avianca, Copa, United Agree On Joint Business Plan 
Latin American carriers Avianca Holdings and Copa Airlines have reached an agreement with Chicago-based United Airlines on a proposed joint business agreement (JBA) plan.
Delta Opens ATL Biometric Terminal; Detroit Rollout Due In 2019 
Curb-to-gate biometric facial recognition at Delta Air Lines’ Terminal F at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) became fully operational Nov. 29.
Airbus Made October Rebound In Orders And Deliveries 
Airbus commercial aircraft orders made a significant rebound in October as the Toulouse-based manufacturer reported firm bookings for 85 aircraft, valued at about $13.4 billion.
Norwegian Air Argentina Wi-Fi Service First In Country 
Norwegian’s Argentinian LCC subsidiary rolled out complementary Wi-Fi on its domestic flights Nov. 16, making it the first carrier within Argentina to do so.
Binter Canarias Firms Embraer E195-E2 Order 
Embraer confirmed Spanish regional carrier Binter Canarias as the customer behind an undisclosed LOI for three E195-E2s originally announced at the Farnborough Air Show in July.
American-LATAM JBA Nears Full Approval 
The Joint Business Agreement (JBA) between Dallas/Fort Worth-based American Airlines and Santiago, Chile-based LATAM Airlines Group was approved by the Chilean Court of Free Competition (TDLC) Oct. 31, bringing the long-gestating link-up closer to completion, pending remaining approval by the U.S. Department of Transportation.
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