Latin America’s vast, varied geography cries out for business aviation, with key areas of economic activity separated by jungle, mountains and prairies. But the region’s financial woes have continued to impede the growth of this most flexible form of air transportation. And, as in too many other parts of the world, politicians could be doing more to nurture business aviation, leaving the industry’s fledgling lobbyists in the region with an uphill struggle to win access and end discriminatory regulations and taxes.
Nonetheless, there are plenty of enterprising bizav pioneers throughout Central and South America, a goodly number of them in Brazil, which will this month host the third annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE). In this special report, AIN focuses on the issues confronting the Latin American business aviation community and on some of the people who are trying to forge its future.
The May issue of AIN will feature all the news from the LABACE show.