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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Gol Linhas Aéreas, one of Brazil’s largest airline companies, has temporarily suspended all commercial operations with the Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft since Monday night, according to airline officials....
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s President, Michel Temer, lifted on Thursday restrictions to foreign capital participation in Brazilian airline companies. With the measure, the limit of 20 percent of foreign capital in national...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chamber of Deputies in Brazil approved on Tuesday (June 21st) by 199 votes to 71 a legislative measure that will allow foreign companies to have total capital control of...
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – President Dilma Rousseff of Brazil signed on Tuesday (March 1st) a legislative decree issued by the Executive increasing the participation of foreign capital in Brazilian airline companies. According to officials,...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – A trial has begun in São Paulo over the deaths of 199 people in what was the deadliest plane crash ever on Brazilian soil. On July 17, 2007, TAM flight...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Passengers on Air France flight AF445 from Rio to Paris have finally reached the French capital after their plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Morocco on...
By Lucy Jordan, Contributing Reporter BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL - Almost forty Brazilian pilots who fly internationally must retake English proficiency tests, Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil, or ANAC) ordered on Friday, citing suspicions that they are...
By Ben Tavener, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – French airline Air France canceled forty percent of its long-haul flights on Wednesday due to strike action by aviation workers. As the strike enters its fourth day, a number...

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