NAC Aviation, Raytheon’s UK distributor for both Hawker and Beechcraft aircraft, is relocating to Oxford Airport in central England from Farnborough Airport, southwest of London. According to the company, the move will give it the space to offer turnkey aircraft-management packages to business aviation clients, as well as executive charter.
The Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (LABACE) returns to São Paulo, Brazil, for the third annual staging of this groundbreaking event (March 31 to April 2). The show is organized jointly by ABAG, Brazil’s business aviation association, and the U.S. National Business Aviation Association.
Jet Aviation has announced that it will invest between $8 and $10 million to build an FBO at Viracopos Airport in Campinas, about 62 miles from São Paulo. The operation will be Jet Aviation’s first in Latin America and will offer aircraft maintenance and ground services.
Brazil’s largest executive charter company and maintenance provider has seen significant benefits from improvements in the Brazilian economy. Líder Aviação, which recently changed its name from Líder Taxi Aéreo, saw a significant improvement in its charter operations last year and has been enjoying a boom in aircraft sales in the early part of this year.
Jet Aviation has opened an office in São Paulo, Brazil, to offer aircraft charter, management and sales in Latin America. The Swiss group’s new premises are located close to São Paulo’s Congonhas Airport, the city’s main gateway for business aircraft. Jet Aviation has hired two former executives from the corporate aviation division
of Brazilian aircraft maker Embraer to run the new Latin American operation.
Brazil’s largest business aviation services company, Líder Aviação, continues to spread its wings into new areas and anticipates a revenue increase of 40 percent this year.
“This has been a great year in terms of aircraft sales, charter services and offshore operations,” said Líder director Junia Hermont.