Aircraft

News and developments about airplanes, helicopters and unmanned air vehicles used in all varieties of operations, including airlines, military, business, commercial, general aviation and private.

Quest Aircraft expects its Kodiak turboprop single will perform well in a number of roles in Latin America, including meeting transportation needs for vacationing city-dwellers. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aug 13, 2014 - 1:00 AM
Quest Aircraft do Brasil is the local distributor for the Kodiak aircraft.
With a new five-blade Hartzell propeller leading the way, Daher-Socata’s TBM 900 is a winner. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aug 13, 2014 - 12:20 AM
Winglets, a new tail-cone, a vertical tailfin strake and a five-blade composite propeller distinguish the TBM 900.
Dassault Falcon Jet brought its flagship 7X (foreground) and 2000LXS/S models to LABACE, highlighting the airframer’s conviction that Latin America is an important market. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aug 12, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Dassault sees continued growth of its fleet in Latin America and is expanding its maintenance facility in Sorocaba to support this.
Aug 12, 2014 - 2:00 PM
Despite a slow year in Brazil, Embraer believes its overall market share is growing again.
Celebrating ANAC certification of the Legacy 500 are (left to right) Embraer CEO Marco Túlio Pellegrini; Mauro Kern, Embraer executive v-p of technology and engineering; and ANAC officials Dino Ishikura and Marcelo Pacheco dos Guaranys. (Photo: David McIntosh)
Aug 12, 2014 - 8:00 AM
Brazilian authorities have issued certification for Embraer’s Legacy 500 and the new midsized jet should enter service in September.
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:30 AM
Textron Aviation is the new face of Cessna and Beechcraft. Adding Textron’s Bell Helicopter, the company has a significant presence LABACE 2014.
Aug 12, 2014 - 12:05 AM
The new Piaggio Avanti Evo has more range, better airfield performance and is quieter and more environmentally friendly.
Aug 11, 2014 - 6:00 PM
Gulfstream opened a large new facility at Sorocaba (60km West of Sao Paulo) the day before LABACE started, before flying in five jets to the static.
CIRRUS VISION SJ50
Aug 11, 2014 - 5:27 PM
Buying a business aircraft is a complicated process with numerous factors to consider.
Aug 9, 2014 - 2:45 AM
The versatile twin turboprop is well suited to the region’s limited infrastructure, according to manufacturer Viking.