Boeing, Lufthansa in the Spotlight: The Week in Aerospace
Boeing expects to hire 10,000 workers in 2023 as it increases jetliner production. However, the company acknowledged it will “lower staffing within some support functions.” The US planemaker also said goodbye to its iconic 747, delivering the final plane to cargo company Atlas Air.
Meanwhile, Lufthansa signed a letter of intent with Italy’s Ministry of Economy and Finance over the sale of a 40% stake in the state-owned airline ITA Airways, the loss-making successor of Alitalia.
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AIFA Transported 1.05 million Passengers Since Opening
The Felipe Angeles International Airport (AIFA), Mexico City’s newest airport, has transported more passengers than initially forecasted, for a total of 1.05 million passengers since its initial opening in March 2022, says Isidoro Pastor Román, General and Director, AIFA.
Road Infrastructure to AIFA be Finished in February 2023: SICT
The Ministry of Infrastructure, Communications and Transport (SICT) announced that the last road connection to AIFA will be concluded in February 2023. Following a supervising operation, Jorge Nuño Lara, Head, SICT, reports that the final access section of Camino Tonanitla is at 95% completion.
SICT Introduces Technical-Administrative Modifications for AFAC
SICT announced the modification of several industry requirements to comply with international standards. These include the addition of psychological and fitness tests.
Aeroméxico Announces Four New Domestic Routes from AICM
Aeroméxico strengthens its connectivity with four new domestic flights from Mexico City International Airport (AICM), which it will launch in March 2023. The airline also aims to expand both its domestic international routes after issuing its final Chapter 11 exercise in 2022.
Would Air Cabotage Benefit Mexico?
After President López Obrador presented a proposal to allow air cabotage in Mexico, the aviation industry’s overall response was negative. However, increasing the number of competitors on domestic air routes could benefit the entire market. Read the full analysis here.
Get Ready: FAMEX 2023 Is Only Three Months Away
The most important aerospace fair in Latin America is just around the corner. Read the preview of FAMEX 2023 directly from its President Javier Sandoval here.
Boeing, Airbus to Hire Over 23,000 Workers in 2023
The world’s largest planemakers Boeing and Airbus will recruit over 23,000 people globally in 2023 as jet production recovers from the pandemic and supply chain disruptions.
Italy, Lufthansa Sign Letter of Intent for 40% Stake of ITA Airways
For Lufthansa Group, Italy is the most important market outside of its home markets and the US, explains the German carrier.
Boeing Says Goodbye to “Queen of the Skies”
Boeing and Atlas Air joined thousands of people – including current and former employees as well as customers and suppliers – to celebrate the delivery of the final 747 to Atlas Air, bringing to a close over half century of production.