Brazil

August 15, 2012 - 2:51pm

Embraer-CAE Training Services, a joint venture between Embraer and CAE, inaugurated Phenom aircraft pilot and maintenance technician training in Brazil yesterday at CAE’s training facility near Guarulhos International Airport in São Paulo.

August 14, 2012 - 1:40pm
LABACE setup

Under a bright, azure sky, the ninth annual Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) opened this morning in São Paulo, Brazil, to the sound of business aviation hard at work in a region of the world where the industry sees a long-term bright future.

August 4, 2012 - 3:20am

Voar Aviação (Fly Aviation) is recruiting a number of professionals to meet a growing need for technicians, from painters and upholsterers to helicopter mechanics, at its own facilities and those of sister company Globe Aviação, both located at in Goiânia, Brazil.

Fly Aviation and Globe Aviation have ramp parking, hangars and property at Goiânia-Santa Genoveva Airport totaling more than 375,000 sq ft. Both facilities engage in exterior paint and fixed-wing and helicopter interior refurbishment.

July 31, 2012 - 3:17pm
Embraer E-Jet Production

While today’s announcement of a firm order for six E190s from Venezuela’s Conviasa Airlines might have helped buoy Embraer’s general outlook, the deal hardly assuaged concerns among financial analysts over an airliner backlog that at the end of the second quarter has shrunk to nearly half its peak value of $21.6 billion at the end of the third quarter of 2008.

July 9, 2012 - 4:30pm

Chinese carrier Hebei Airlines has ordered five more Embraer 190s with the 100-seaters due to join Hebei’s two in-service E-190s by the end of 2013. The Brazilian airframer values the deal, at list prices, at $226 million.

June 26, 2012 - 2:45pm

Brazilian tax, police and aviation authorities joined forces to seize nine business jets last week, and they have targeted 13 more aircraft. According to officials, Brazilians allegedly own and use the jets but registered them overseas to avoid Brazilian state and federal import taxes of nearly 35 percent. Foreign-registered airplanes can remain in Brazil for up to 60 days without paying import duties.

May 14, 2012 - 12:50pm
Crystal Cabin

Led by AlmaDesign, a Brazilian/Portuguese consortium that included Brazilian airframer Embraer (Booth No. 741), hit the cabin design jackpot in March with its Project LIFE executive private jet cabin design, winning top prize in the “Visionary Concepts” category of the recent Crystal Cabin Awards in Hamburg, Germany.

April 6, 2012 - 4:40am

John Holland Aviation Services (JHAS) has been appointed an Embraer authorized service center to provide line and heavy maintenance services for E-Jets from its base in Melbourne. JHAS is the first aviation maintenance, repair and overhaul services organization in the Asia-Pacific region to obtain such an authorization from Embraer.

March 28, 2012 - 2:15pm

Embraer will establish an Engineering and Technology Center in its aeronautical cluster in Melbourne, Fla., to conduct R&D activities for both product and technology development. Initially it will focus on executive jet interiors and will include a materials and interiors laboratory. Embraer plans to partner with educational institutions to develop programs of mutual benefit. It is the second research and development center established outside its headquarters complex at São José dos Campos, Brazil.

January 17, 2012 - 3:00pm

Maurício Botelho, the president and CEO of Embraer from 1995 to 2007, resigned as chairman of the board at the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer “for personal reasons” on Friday. Botelho successfully led the company’s restructuring, growth and globalization, turning a money-losing operation into a profitable one. He also oversaw the company’s foray into building a successful line of business jets.

 
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