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August 12, 2014, 2:35 PM

Cessna Aircraft announced today at LABACE that its Citation M2 received certification from civil aviation authorities in Brazil and Argentina, paving the way for deliveries to begin in these two Latin American countries. “The market in Latin America has shown tremendous interest in the Citation M2 due to its competitive acquisition and operating costs, its airport performance and its onboard systems,” said Cessna vice president of international sales Robert Gibbs.

August 12, 2014, 2:30 PM

Bermuda’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is now accepting the Vector Safety Management System (SMS), available to Rockwell Collins’ Arinc Direct customers, as a means of compliance for the country’s SMS mandate. The DCA requires foreign business aviation operators to have an SMS program in place or to have started the SMS implementation process. The web-based Vector SMS program, provided through an agreement with Polaris Aero, integrates with the Arinc Direct flight operation service so customers can implement all the critical components of a safety management system.

August 12, 2014, 2:00 PM

Despite some stutters in the global market, especially in the BRIC region that includes Brazil, Embraer Executive Jets continues to post good sales. By the end of June, the combined fleet had climbed to 788 aircraft operating in more than 50 countries. Sales for the first half of this year totaled 49. And, at a press conference in São Paulo on Monday, Embraer reported that market share in the business jet sector is also climbing again, reaching 17.6 percent in 2013, a figure that is almost back to the company’s 2010 high.

August 12, 2014, 9:50 AM

The 11th annual Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition opens today in Sao Paulo, Brazil. AIN’s team of reporters and photographers is there providing constant news updates on all stories from the show.

August 12, 2014, 9:20 AM

In a move to ensure the viability of Malaysia Airlines, the country’s sovereign wealth fund, Khazanah Nasional Berhad, has stepped in with $430 million rescue plan to delist the national carrier and take it private.

August 12, 2014, 9:00 AM

United Turbine Parts (UTP) lays claim to being the world’s leading independent supplier of Pratt & Whitney Canada PW100 and PT6 engines and components. With Latin America having a growing fleet of aircraft powered by these turbine engines, the region is an important growth market for the U.S. company.

August 12, 2014, 8:00 AM
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)

In a ceremony conducted on the first day of LABACE, Embraer accepted certification approval from ANAC, Brazil’s civil aviation authority, for its $20 million Legacy 500 midsize business jet. U.S. FAA certification is expected in the coming weeks, with European approval to follow soon after.

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.

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