How Are Business Aircraft Used in Brazil?
The latest edition of the Handbook of Brazilian General Aviation published here at LABACE this week by industry group ABAG shows that private use of aircraft by individuals and companies still dominates fleet utilization in Brazil. The number of aircraft available for air taxi use has only risen slowly over the past three years. Piston-powered aircraft constitute the majority of the business aircraft based in Brazil today, with the number of helicopters, turboprops and jets clearly growing but lagging behind for now. Jets are enjoying the fastest growth, having increased in number by over 16 percent between 2011 and 2012.