Last Friday, an Azul Linhas Aereas Embraer ERJ-195-E2 suffered a heavy landing while arriving at Caxias do Sul International Airport in Brazil. Following the incident, which led to a tail strike, the aircraft has been grounded. Let’s investigate further.
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Azul is currently the largest domestic airline in Brazil, according to data provided by the Civil Aviation authorities.
Until June 2021,
Azul had carried 9.6 million passengers versus the 7.4 and 7.0 million from GOL and LATAM, respectively. The airline is only 23.8% below its pre-pandemic numbers. During 2019’s first half, Azul carried 12.6 million passengers.
Azul currently has a fleet of 151 aircraft, according to ch-aviation. Moreover, it still has to receive 73 additional planes, including 14 A320-200N, five A321-200NX(LR), and 54 Embraer ERJ 190-400, like the one involved in Friday’s incident. Plus, Azul wants to operate
220 electric aircraft around Brazil by 2025.
The current fleet of Azul is composed mainly of Embraer E190-E1 planes. It has 49 units, followed by 42 Airbus A320-200ceo aircraft. It also has 33 ATR 72-600 aircraft, nine Embraer E2, seven A330-200, five A330-900, four A321neo, and two B737-400F.
Additionally, it has several Cessna aircraft that operate for Azul Conecta, a small regional carrier with bases in Aracatuba, Junidiaí, Macapá, and Marília.
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