DHL Express Invests MX$1 Billion to Operate at AIFA
Logistics giant DHL Express has invested MX$1 billion (US$55.2 million) to kick off cargo operations at the Felipe Ángeles International Airport (AIFA). The company announced the decision following the arrival of its inaugural flight from Cincinnati, the US, to AIFA on Tuesday.
“The integration of the new flight at AIFA will not only be ideal to continue the growth of the company in Mexico, but it will also be a useful tool to diversify our network and develop resilience to always offer the best experience to customers," DHL says.
DHL Express has scheduled one daily flight from Cincinnati to AIFA with 40 tons of cargo. By June, the company will perform three daily flights to that airport from Cincinnati, Guatemala and Mexico City, explains Antonio Arranz, CEO, DHL Express Mexico.
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Boeing Halts 787 Deliveries due to Fuselage Component Issue
Boeing has halted deliveries of its 787 Dreamliner jets due to an issue with a fuselage component, according to a statement from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
In reviewing certification, the US planemaker says it "discovered an analysis error by our supplier related to the 787 forward pressure bulkhead. We notified the FAA and have paused 787 deliveries while we complete the required analysis and documentation." The FAA stated that deliveries will not resume until it is satisfied that the issue has been resolved.
FAA Approves Universal Avionics’ Visual Data Management Solution
Universal Avionics announced it obtained Technical Standard Order (TSO) authorization for its new Aperture visual data management solution from the FAA. The authorization clears the way for the initial delivery of the system to a major avionics OEM for use in its flight deck offering for new aircraft.
Colombia's Viva Air Grounds Fleet After Avianca Merger Hold-Up
Viva Air temporarily suspended operations as it waits for a decision from Colombia’s civil aviation authority regarding its proposed merger with Avianca.
Dozens of passengers were left stranded in airports across Colombia as a result of the suspension and began protesting and blocking airport terminals. Transport Minister Guillermo Reyes says other airlines were working to get them to their destinations, as reported by Reuters.
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