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The Week in Aerospace: the Battle of Santa Lucia Rages on

By Jan Hogewoning | Fri, 11/08/2019 - 16:24

The doors are still a long way from being opened as Santa Lucia Airport remains on a path through a ring of fire. Meanwhile, one of Mexico’s most beloved airlines is riding the storm, as backroom talks may reveal a stairway out of the company’s slashed funds.

Boeing is still on desolation row as it fails to deliver regulators much needed satisfaction. It remains uncertain how long the company will continue to bite the dust.

Meanwhile, in Europe, some of the biggest names are making aggressive moves to take what has been left by those slayed by fate.


Ready for take-off? Here are the week’s headlines:


Santa Lucia Airport

Archeologists find the bones of mammoths at 10km from the proposed site for the Santa Lucia airport.

A video circulates on social media purporting to show the collapse of a building structure at the Santa Lucia Airport construction site.

American Airlines issues a statement that they would prefer to operate at AICM, as opposed to Toluca or Santa Lucia.

The National Institute for Transparency, Access to Information and Protection of Personal Data (INAI) states SEDENA must release information about the amparos submitted against Santa Lucia.


President López Obrador says the government will inform the public about the ongoing constructions at Santa Lucia every two weeks.

The president states several airlines are being convinced to start flying to Santa Lucia once opened.  


Boeing 737Max

Analysts warn about the risk of a jet surplus once the market for 737 Max reopens.

Both European and American regulators have asked Boeing to revise its documentation for the proposed software fix in the 737 Max plane.

The CEO of American Airlines states he expects the 737 Max to be approved soon.


Other airlines news

Alemán Magnani defends Interjet’s financial status amid speculations about talks with international airlines about a potential fusion.

IAG, owner of Iberia and British Airways, buys Air Europa for €1 billion (US$1.1 billion). One goal is to turn the Bajaras Madrid Airport into a hub for flights to the Americas.

EasyJet and Jet2.com have bought the UK Airport slots of bankrupt Thomas Cook.



Jan Hogewoning Jan Hogewoning Journalist and Industry Analyst