Aviation stories – A little boy’s dream

The aviation world causes at least some curiosity all over the world. At its peak, it causes a life-long passion. So it was with our Aircraft Maintenance Technician João Leite, who, at the age of eight, put his feet in the cockpit of an airplane for the first time, more specifically of SATA’s AVRO HS-748…

Our A321neo family

Our mission to build Atlantic bridges between the Azores and the world is expanded and continued on the wings of our new A321neo family! And it is not by chance. The innovative A321neo integrates state-of-the-art engines and wing-tip devices that Airbus calls Sharklets. They also allow to reduce the carbon footprint of each passenger by…

Azorean Spirit is back!

The Azorean Spirit magazine is back, exclusively in digital format. You can easily download it here and let your mind travel through its pages, wherever you are. In this edition, we take you to Terceira island, the stage of significant events in the history of the country and the world, full of historical and cultural heritage, beautiful…

Aviation stories – The teacher who was afraid to fly

Rogério Lopes was a pilot for SATA Air Açores between 1970 and 1999. He flew the Dakota, the Avro, and the B146 and ended his career flying the British Aerospace ATP fleet. In the nearly three decades of inter-island flights, he has collected an endless number of stories that he likes to remember. “The Teacher…

Ask the pilot #5

You asked? Our pilot answers. Is it true that pilots cannot eat the same meal? It’s not mandatory, but it’s recommended that the Captain and the First Officer are served different meals to avoid that, in case of food poisoning, both are affected. The same applies to the rest of the crew, offering variety in…

Aviation stories – A very noisy flight

The aviation world fascinates everyone. Is it because flying has always been one of Humanity’s greatest aspirations? Is it because of the charismatic jobs it represents? Is it because of the possibility to travel the world above the clouds? Is it the powerful flying machines? Perhaps for all these reasons and more. On more than…

We have your back

In more than 75 years of experience in the world of aviation and travel, nothing has made us give up. The world can change around us, but our mission remains. Find out everything we are doing in this new phase of the global pandemic. 1- We give you the possibility to book your next trip,…

Ask the pilot #4

Do you still want to clear up all of your doubts during a flight? Keep an eye out for “Ask the pilot”. Here you’ll find all the answers! What happens if the plane window cracks during the flight? This is very unlikely to happen, but still… you have nothing to worry about. Aircraft windows are…