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August 12, 2014, 2:20 AM

Santiago, Chile-based Aerocardal Limitada has become the first FBO in Latin America to be accepted into the Air Elite Network, which is World Fuel Services’s specially-selected group of service providers for business aviation. Aerocardal, which is a full-service facility with its own fuel farm and trucks, is now the WFS preferred ground handler and fuel distributor for business aviation at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport.

August 12, 2014, 12:45 AM

The sixth annual Business Aviation in Latin America (BALA) conference will be held here at the LABACE show site at São Paolo’s Congonhas Airport on Wednesday morning, August 13. LABACE delegates can attend for free and are encouraged to register in advance at www.aeropodium.com.

August 12, 2014, 12:30 AM

Textron Aviation announced that its Cessna Citation M2, which is making its LABACE show debut here this week, has gained certification in Brazil and Argentina, “paving the way for deliveries to begin.” The new M2 jet received its U.S. FAA type certificate in December 2013 and the equivalent approval from Europe’s EASA in June. So far this year, Textron has delivered 31 of the type.

August 12, 2014, 12:20 AM

ABAG, the Brazilian general aviation association, has just published its influential annual yearbook, which compiles a wide range of economic and operational data about business and general aviation activities in the country. Now in its fourth edition, the ABAG Yearbook is a trusted reference for a wide range of parties, including Brazil’s air force-run air traffic control organization, and ANAC, the national civil aviation agency.

August 12, 2014, 12:10 AM

The LABACE show’s 11th edition opens today with the mood of Brazilian business and general aviation cautiously optimistic. “Once more in 2013 the market grew by 5 to 6 percent, as it has for the last decade,” Eduardo Marson, president of industry group ABAG told a press conference here in São Paulo on Friday.

August 12, 2014, 12:05 AM

Piaggio Aero’s new Avanti Evo aircraft is making its first appearance outside Europe this week at the LABACE show. The new model has been designed to deliver improved performance and a quieter ride–both inside and out–compared with the existing Avanti II twin turboprop. The Evo is being shown here at Congonhas Airport in the static display area of the Italian airframer’s Brazilian distributor Algar Aviation.

August 11, 2014, 11:01 PM

With a name such as Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), one might be excused for believing the Chicago, Illinois-based company specializes in service for only business jets, but that is certainly not the case. The hourly cost maintenance provider, a longtime LABACE supporter, which has exhibited at every single show, is attending this year’s 11th edition with a focus on its “tip-to-tail” maintenance programs for rotorcraft.

August 11, 2014, 11:01 PM

With a name such as Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI), one might be excused for believing the Chicago, Illinois-based company specializes in service for only business jets, but that is certainly not the case. The hourly cost maintenance provider, a longtime LABACE supporter, which has exhibited at every single show, is attending this year’s 11th edition with a focus on its “tip-to-tail” maintenance programs for rotorcraft.

August 11, 2014, 6:30 PM
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This year’s LABACE show in São Paulo, Brazil, sees a general aviation market that is growing, yet facing economic and political obstacles. But even in the face of adversity, participation in the show is up, including an increase in exhibit space of 10 percent.

August 11, 2014, 6:00 PM

Gulfstream Aerospace has strengthened its Latin American customer support network with the official opening yesterday of its new maintenance facility at Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport in Sorocaba, around 37 miles (60 km) west of São Paulo. The 38,000-sq-ft (3,530-sq-m) facility is large enough to house four large-cabin and three mid-cabin aircraft simultaneously.

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