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ConViasa Airlines adds three new Embraer 190s

ConViasa Airlines (Caracas) has added three additional Embraer ERJ 190-100s (YV2911, YV2912 and YV2913) as the state airline slowly replaces its aging Boeing 737-200 fleet. The company plans to expand the Embraer fleet to 20 aircraft.

Venezuela, despite its robust petroleum economy, has the oldest airline fleet in Latin America according to the Curacao Chronicle. In fact, national newspaper El Nacional has reported the Venezuelan fleet has decreased by 52.3 percent in the past four years from 130 aircraft to 68 aircraft. The situation is actually worse since many aircraft remain grounded due to a lack of replacement parts and the lack of maintenance money according to the report.

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Update: At the Paris Airshow, Embraer issued this statement:

Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronauticas y Servicios Aereos, S.A. (conViasa) has signed a contract for seven Embraer 190 jets, exercising options from the original order released in July 2012, which provided for six firm orders and 14 options.

ConViasa now has a total of 13 firm orders for the E190 jet, besides options for another seven aircraft of the same model.

ConViasa currently operates six E190 jets on regional routes in Venezuela and in the Caribbean. By the end of 2013, the airline will be operating a total of twelve E190 jets, all configured with 104 seats in a single class.

Copyright Photo: Orlando Suarez/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 190-100STD YV2849 (msn 19000509) climbs gracefully away from the Caracas hub.

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ConViasa Airlines orders six Embraer ERJ 190 jets

ConViasa Airlines (Caracas) has signed a contract for six Embraer ERJ 190 jets for its domestic routes in Venezuela. The deal also includes 14 purchase options. The new aircraft will be configured to 104 seats, in a single-class layout. At present, the airline serves 14 domestic and nine international destinations.

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ConViasa suspends operations until October 1

ConViasa (Caracas) suspended all operations from Friday (September 17) until October 1 to review safety procedures after the recent crash and another emergency situation.

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Copyright Photo: Robert Collazo. Now retired, de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 YV1003 (msn 103) was the start-up aircraft type on November 28, 2004. It is pictured at Opa-locka Airport near Miami.

conViasa’s ATR 42-300 YV1010 crashes on takeoff, 13 killed

ConViasa (Caracas) flight V0 2351 operated by ATR 42-300 YV1010 (msn 371) with 47 crew and passengers on aboard, crashed today (September 13) shortly after take-off from Cuidad Guayana, Venezuela while operating a domestic scheduled passenger flight to Porlamar, Margarita Island. The aircraft reportedly crashed into a steel factory with at least 13 people killed. YV1010 was delivered on September 5, 2006 and was destroyed.

Copyright Photo: Aviamil.

Both conViasa CRJ700s visit Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood

 

Copyright Photo: Wade DeNero.

ConViasa (Caracas) recently added two Bombardier CRJ700s (CL-600-2C10s). N230CP (msn 10275) arrived on July 30, 2009 and N259CP (msn 10274) arrived on August 1, 2009. Both were recently seen at Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood.