The causes of the Indonesian crash that killed 189 people continue under investigation. However, the father of one of its victims sued Boeing for an alleged fault in the airplane’s design. Canadian regulator asked Bombardier to halt share sales. As 2018 draws to a close, Mexico Aviation & Aerospace Review analyzed how Boeing, Airbus, Bombardier and Embraer performed in terms of aircraft orders and deliveries.
In local news, Mexican Senate ratified three flight agreements, Aeroméxico announced layoffs, Interjet reported higher operational costs and VivaAerobus grew in passenger traffic during the first 10 months of 2018.
Mexico Aviation & Aerospace Review spoke to Jorge Gutiérrez, Rector of UNAQ, on the importance of developing talent for Queretaro’s aerospace sector.
Now, jump into last week’s highlights:
Mexican Senate ratifies three flight agreements with Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Mexico’s flagship airline, Aeroméxico announces layoffs for flight attendants as part of its latest series of operational and administrative adjustments.
Interjet reported an increase in operational costs in its third quarter of 32.5 percent due to higher jet fuel costs.
VivaAerobus reports a 22 percent increase in passenger traffic during the first 10 months of 2018 in comparison to that same period last year.
Boeing is being sued by family of victim of Lion Air crash, which fell on October 29 costing a total of 189 lives. The suit argues that the OEM failed to inform pilots of an alleged fault in the Boeing 737 Max design.
Pilots claim they were not trained on Boeing 737 Max’s new automated flight-control system, designed to avoid the plane’s nose raising too high. However, the system may be triggered by faulty sensor readings, which is allegedly being investigated as a cause for the deadly Lion Air crash.
Bombardier asked by Canadian regulator to halt share sales under a plan that would facilitate the trade for certain executives.