Embraer and Aeroméxico Connect signed a long-term Parts Pool Program services contract to support their growing fleet of Embraer ERJ 145s and E190s. With this agreement, the company becomes Embraer’s largest Latin American customer in the program. The agreement covers more than 500 part numbers for Aeroméxico Connect’s ERJ 145 and E190 fleet and includes landing-gear overhauls for the ERJ 145s.
The 255 pilots flying for Mexican regional airline Aerolitoral ended a two-day strike on December 2 after agreeing to a 5.5-percent salary increase. Although the settlement appeared to differ little from a rejected offer that included a 0.3-percent benefits improvement, government intervention and promises of further unidentified perks helped parent company Cintra convince the striking pilots to return to work.
Brazil’s Embraer continued to spread its steadily expanding influence among the world’s airlines last month with a 12-aircraft order for 76-seat Embraer 170s from Finnair and the entry into service of a pair of Chinese-built ERJ-145s in the People’s Republic.
Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer has secured a so-called provisional certification from the FAA for the Embraer 170, allowing launch customer US Airways to begin proving runs with the airplane before it wins full FAA certification, now scheduled for next month. The announcement came just weeks after Brazil’s CTA granted similar certification for the 70-seat jet.