LABACE Convention News - 2014
More Stories from LABACE 2014
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.
Avantto is one of Brazil’s most active aircraft management and fractional ownership companies.
As soon as its first owner departs from the manufacturer’s delivery center, a new airplane technically becomes used (or preowned).
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.
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.
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.
LABACE has provided the first chance for customers to look inside the Embraer Legacy 500, which was granted ANAC approval this week.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.