At the entrance to the 2013 Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition at Congonhas Airport, ABAG–the Brazilian Association for General Aviation and the organizer of the annual event–reminded visitors that the 2014 LABACE is planned for August 13-15, also in Sao Paulo.
LABACE Convention News » 2013 Edição portuguesa
Aircraft manufacturers make a big deal about first appearances, or debuts, of their new aircraft at airshows and conventions. Of course, an aircraft can really make a debut only once–the very first time it appears in public. But we’re quibbiling. One can have several debuts at different places.
It’s winter in the Southern Hemisphere, so the days are now shorter and sunset comes earlier than north of the equator. So with the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition staying open until 8 p.m., it’s obvious the event stays open after dark.
Novas exigências de gerenciamento de risco para sistemas de gerenciamento de segurança (SMS, na sigla em inglês) e as respostas contidas nos Padrões Internacionais para Operações na Aviação Executiva (IS-BAO) têm sido grandes motores de demanda para um vasta gama de treinamentos de voo e tripulação de solo. Mas o que o piloto executivo e gerente de departamento de voo Scott Macpherson se deparou quando tentou proporcionar isto a seu time foi com o fato de que ele não conseguiria todos esse treinamentos de maneira conveniente, num só local.
Among all the aviation events with “-BACE” in their acronyms (including the recently renamed NBAA Convention), this tenth edition of the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE 2013) probably has the biggest diversity of airplanes with propellors than any other BACE event.
São Paulo, Brazil, is again hosting the static display for the Latin America Business Aviation Confernece and Exhibition (LABACE 2013) and helicopters are there in force. This should not be surprising given that travel to and from the continent’s vast interior that can be made quickly and conveniently only by air and helicopters can land and takeoff from almost anywhere.
The tenth Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) opens here at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo today. Brazil’s civil aviation minister Moreira Franco and the commandant of the Brazilian air force, Air Brigadier Saito, are expected to be the guests of honor at the opening ceremony and “ribbon cutting,” to be held at midday. Brazil’s business aviation community certainly needs friends in high places as it continues to insist that its operational needs are not overlooked as the country develops its air transport infrastructure.
International trip support group United Aviation Services (UAS) is significantly boosting its ability to serve clients in the Americas with the opening next month of a new headquarters for the region in Houston, Texas. Like its world headquarters in Dubai, the new UAS facility will operate 24/7 and it is set to have more than 50 staff by the end of this year.
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.
According to the latest data from Brazilian industry group ABAG, jets are still in the minority in the country’s business aircraft fleet, with piston-powered equipment still firmly in the majority. But this is changing and jets are now the fastest-growing segment of Brazilian business aviation.
- Page 1