LABACE Convention News - 2014

LABACE Convention News

AgustaWestland is displaying two of its lighter helicopters here at the LABACE show in the form of a Power and a GrandNew, and will also unveil the cabin interior for its new AW169 helicopter. Interior configurations and entertainment options will be promoted for the 4.5-metric-ton light/intermediate machine.

Bombardier is making a strong appearance at the LABACE show with four of its aircraft in the static display at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, spanning the entire gamut of the private jet market.

Helibrás (Chalet 5104) has received the Brazilian “Blue Line” Internal Revenue Service qualification, making the company the only helicopter manufacturer authorized to use the system–which helps it to streamline customer support. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Airbus Helicopters.

Being shown in Latin America for the first time is the MAGnificent interior for the Bell 429 helicopter, created by the Mecaer Aviation Group (MAG, Booth 1009). The VVIP interior has been designed with a range of amenities, including a center console with access to storage, insulated drink container and USB ports.

With a new five-blade Hartzell propeller leading the way, Daher-Socata’s TBM 900 is a winner. (Photo: David McIntosh)

Algar Aviation is here at LABACE 2014 showing the Daher-Socata TBM 900, the latest member of the TBM family of single-turboprop business airplanes. Algar is the exclusive distributor of the TBM 900 in Brazil.

To date, Algar has sold five TBM 900s in Brazil. The aircraft on display in São Paulo is the first example to arrive in the country. There are now 23 TBM airplanes based in Brazil.

Bright lights; exciting nights. The static display at LABACE 2014 looks scintillating in the evening hours. With a jammed static display and increases in exhibitors and booth space, the show looks like a success. Photo: David McIntosh

With Latin America becoming ever more important as a business aviation market, the annual LABACE show continues to expand its influence on the industry. Photo: David McIntosh

This year’s LABACE show in São Paulo, Brazil, sees a general aviation market that is growing, yet facing economic and political obstacles. But even in the face of adversity, participation in the show is up, including an increase in exhibit space of 10 percent. Photo: David McIntosh

More Stories from LABACE 2014

August 14, 2014, 3:57 PM

Brazil’s regional development plan calls for 270 new regional airports. But that’s a number many see as unrealistically high. Passenger numbers have been growing 10 percent per year, but much of the Brazilian population still has no easy access to airports.

August 14, 2014, 3:11 PM

Avantto is one of Brazil’s most active aircraft management and fractional ownership companies.

August 14, 2014, 2:48 PM

As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned).

August 14, 2014, 12:45 PM

Following FAA approval being granted in July 2013, Wipaire Inc. received Brazilian approval this January for its Wipline 8750 floats for the Cessna 208B Grand Caravan and Grand Caravan EX.

August 14, 2014, 11:52 AM

Of the 70 aircraft scheduled to be parked in the LABACE 2014 static display here at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, the Viking Twin Otter was the only one that didn’t make it to the big stage.

August 13, 2014, 5:01 PM

The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region is home to more than 5,000 business aircraft–2,457 jets 2,588 turboprops–according to current data from aviation data services firm JetNet.

August 13, 2014, 4:41 PM

LABACE has provided the first chance for customers to look inside the Embraer Legacy 500, which was granted ANAC approval this week.

August 13, 2014, 3:43 PM

Dallas Aeronautical Services (DAS) is in the final stages of receiving approval to open a center for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of composite and bonded metal/composite components for a wide range of business aircraft types.

August 13, 2014, 2:45 PM

Bright lights; exciting nights. The static display at LABACE 2014 looks scintillating in the evening hours. With a jammed static display and increases in exhibitors and booth space, the show looks like a success. Photo: David McIntosh

August 13, 2014, 2:15 PM

On Monday this week, the day before the LABACE show opened at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazilian business aviation industry group ABAG held a conference at which Coronel Aviador Ary Rodrigues Bertolino, head of CGNA

August 13, 2014, 1:54 PM

AgustaWestland is displaying two of its lighter helicopters here at the LABACE show in the form of a Power and a GrandNew, and will also unveil the cabin interior for its new AW169 helicopter.

August 13, 2014, 1:21 PM

Airbus Corporate Jets doesn’t do small business jets. The entry level into the ACJ world is the ACJ318, based on the 100-plus-seat A318 airliner.

August 13, 2014, 12:01 PM

World Fuel Services’ Air Elite Network (Booth 3010) launched a new loyalty reward program, Diamond Dividends, here at the LABACE show. World Fuel also added the Orion Jet Center in Miami, Florida, to its network of FBOs.

August 13, 2014, 12:00 PM

Bombardier is making a strong appearance at the LABACE show with four of its aircraft in the static display at São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, spanning the entire gamut of the private jet market.

August 13, 2014, 11:00 AM

Nextant Aerospace, producer of the remanufactured 400XTi (based on the Hawker 400A/XP) and G90XT (based on the Beechcraft King Air C90), announced today that Aerie Aviação will be its exclusive sales agent for Brazil. The company will work alongside Nextant’s existing Central and South American representative, GFM Aviation. The region offers considerable opportunities for Nextant, as it already has a large population of ageing Hawker 400s and King Air C90s.

 
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