Latin American Aviation Industry Needs Urgent RecoveryBy Alfonso Núñez | Thu, 12/09/2021 - 13:45
The Latin American aviation industry is focusing fully on recovery. Aeroméxico updated its restructuring plan ahead of a Monday US court hearing and launched a new cargo service. Several Latin American airline industry groups joined forces to urge local governments to adopt the EU’s digital COVID-19 certification system.
Meanwhile, Viva Aerobus responded to claims of violating aviation laws. Queretaro and Nuevo Leon want to position themselves as centers for aerospace development.
This week in aerospace:
Aeroméxico Updates Restructuration Plan
Aeroméxico updated its voluntary restructuration plan after long-term investors and Delta Air Lines expressed their support. The airline had a hearing on Monday on a US Court to continue with the procedures.
Aerospace Full of Opportunities for Those Who Want Them
Blanca Lopez, CEO, Maquinados Industriales Mitras S.A. de C.V. (MIMSA), told MBN the opportunities she has identified in the aerospace sector. She also discussed how MIMSA sets itself apart from other machining providers and the future of Nuevo Leon as an aerospace hub.
Queretaro: Collaborative, Impactful Aerospace Destination
Hysra Aerospace trimming of its solutions portfolio allowed the company to become more competitive and grow in the aerospace sector, says Executive Director Jerónimo Sánchez. In an interview with MBN, Sánchez discussed the future of machining operations, Hyrsa’s operations in Queretaro and its short-and-long-term goals.
Viva Aerobus Answers PROFECO’s Claims
After PROFECO claimed that Viva Aerobus’s fees for carry-on luggage violated Mexican aviation law, the airline fully denied the accusations and claimed that PROFECO is misinterpreting the Law of Civil Aviation. The airline claims that PROFECO’s accusations hurt consumers.
Aeroméxico Cargo Launches New Delivery Service
Aeroméxico broke a company record by transporting almost 10,300 tons through more than 400 flights during the pandemic. The airline has also started offering a “Home Delivery” service to six cities in which customers can receive a package in the location they want, estimating the delivery of more than 27,000 packages during its first year of operation.
EU’s Digital COVID Certificate Vital for Latin America
In order to help the aviation industry recover and increase efficiency in flights throughout the region, Latin American airline industry groups joined efforts to urge local governments in Latin America and the Caribbean to adopt the EU’s digital COVID-19 certification system. According to a joint press release by Airports Council International (ACI), stakeholders are also on board with the request as travelers from these regions would see benefits in the shape of simplified travel procedures.