Brazil’s first private business aviation airport received government approval when civil aviation minister Moreira Franco signed the authorization July 25 at ceremonies in São Paulo. The approval came a little more than six months after Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff signed a decree permitting the private construction and operation of airports.
National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil
Bell Helicopter announcedforeign approval of seven products distributed through itsAeronautical Accessories brand.Approvals were received in May from the Ukraine State Aviation Administration, Brazil’sAgência Nacional de Aviação Civil(ANAC) and the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for numerous products, including Ukraine approvals for Bell 407 cabin floor protectors and baggage floor protectors; ANAC approvals for the health and usage monitoring system for the Bell 429, an antenna kit for the Bell 407
A new Embraer Legacy 650 level-D flight simulator at FlightSafety International’s St. Louis learning center has received approval from the FAA, EASA and Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil. Legacy 650 training will start at this location in the second quarter. FlightSafety serves Embraer as its factory-authorized training provider for the E-Jets line of commercial jets, as well as the Lineage and Legacy executive jets.
The Brazilian Association of Air Taxis (ABTaer) has protested what it describes as the illegal use of helicopters for passenger shuttle purposes during the Formula 1 World Championship auto race in São Paulo in November.
International Water Guard (IWG) of Burnaby, British Columbia, has received approval from Brazilian aviation authorities for installation of its IWG-A4 potable water treatment unit on Embraer’s Legacy 600 and Legacy 650.
Approval from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil represents the initial introduction of the IWG ultraviolet treatment system into the Brazilian OEM’s business jet fleet. It is available on new aircraft and as an after-market item on the existing 600/650 fleet. The first installation was done by IWG’s Brazilian partner, Avionics Services of São Paulo.
BLR Aerospace announced at LABACE 2012 that it has won certification from the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) of Brazil for its FastFin tail rotor enhancement and stability system for installation and flight on Bell Helicopter Models 204, 205 and 212.
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.
Embraer Legacy 650 high-altitude landing and takeoff operations (Halto) have been certified by Brazil’s Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil, the São Paulo, Brazil-based aircraft manufacturer announced at LABACE 2012. This approval allows the Legacy 650 to operate at airports located up to 13,800 feet msl around the world, including those in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, China, India, Nepal and the U.S. EASA and FAA certifications of Halto are pending.
Texas Aviation Services in Fort Worth has teamed with Brazilian aviation consultant Sierra Aeronautica of São Paulo for the completion and importation of executive, emergency medical service and utility helicopters into Brazil.
Bombardier’s Challenger 300 and 605 have received type approval from Brazil’s aviation authority, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC). According to Bombardier, the Challenger 300 can fly nonstop from São Paulo to San Juan with eight passengers, and the Challenger 605 can fly nonstop from São Paulo to Miami with eight passengers.